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The Oregon Coast - Your Guide to the Best Beaches and Travel

Oregon CoastThe Oregon Coast seems to have it all....lush green forests, towering cliffs, rocky shores and pounding waves, haunted lighthouses, sprawling sand dunes, romantic getaways, wine and kite festivals, and a slower pace of life.

We live in Oregon. We know Oregon. And we love the coast of Oregon. We want to show you the BEST of the Oregon Coast.

Oregon Coast Sand DunesThis website won't show you everything that there is in Oregon at the Coast - just the best of what we have found in our adventures. You will find the best beaches, best vacation rentals, the best things to do and the best places to go.

Whether you want to spend one day or one week at the coast, this website can help you plan your trip.

The Oregon Coast - Unspoiled Yet Accessible

Hay Stack RockThe Oregon Coast has hundreds of miles of shoreline. From the warm "Banana Belt" at Bandon in the south, to the great Sand Dunes in Florence, to the historic Lewis and Clark Fort Clatsop in the north near Astoria, the coast does seem to have it all. Look at all the things you can do and places you can go:

  • Fishing for salmon
  • Camping at RV resorts with every amenity or "roughing it" and tent camping
  • Exploring historic lighthouses, some of which are still in use
  • Enjoying romantic vacation getaways at quaint bed and breakfasts
  • Wading through tidepools
  • Walking along miles of unspoiled and undeveloped beaches
  • Staying in a beach front hotel or vacation rental
  • Flying kites in a brisk breeze
  • Sipping some of Oregon's finest wines at local winerys
  • Charging over miles of sand dunes with rented sand buggies
  • Or just doing nothing but finding a comfortable rock to site on gaze out over the ocean

Highway US101

Oregon Coast Pacific Highway 101From California to Washington, scenic Highway US101 traverses the length of this part of Oregon. Highway US101 in Oregon is also known as the Oregon Coast Highway. Most attractions, campsites, and festivals are all located either on or just a few miles away from highway US101.

Highway US101 is a modern, 2-lane highway. But travel slow - the views are spectacular. Drive too fast and you might miss them.

There are many pull-outs along the highway. Take time to stop, look, take pictures. And take along your walking shoes and camera.

Get out of the car. Walk some of the trails. Explore tide pools. Get your feet wet.Just don't look at the Oregon Coast - experience it!

In this website, we have tried to tell you where we have been and what we have done, and give you our recommendations from a family's' perspective.

I cannot tell you about everything at the Oregon Coast. There are other websites out there that try to be everything to everyone. Our website is unique. This website is about what I and my family do know, we will try to let you know. You won't be disappointed!

Have a great vacation on the Oregon Coast!

Mike Darling

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