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Do you want beaches and sand to explore? How about that perfect day of golf and beer? Maybe it’s a romantic getaway or spa day? Or do you like the thrill of zip lining through the trees or catching a salmon on the ocean? Take Our Quiz and find out your perfect beach getaway!
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The 500 mile stretch of coastline have some of the most popular destinations for visitors from around the world. There are more things to see and do, with unique opportunities, and beautiful scenic wonders than almost anywhere.
Divided into regions, the North coast from Astoria which is situated on a small peninsula near the mouth of the great Columbia River and down to Tillamook known for its kayaking and hiking trails is a great region to visit.
The Central Coast from Pacific City to Charleston have fewer sandy beaches, more sea cliffs, but many more bays. There are more sunny days than on the North Coast. Lincoln City on the Central Coast is well known for beaches filled with colorful kites! Sea Lion Caves and other well known destinations are located on the Central Coast.
The South Coast from Bandon through Brookings is the home of the famous Bandon Dunes where the Coquille River meets the Pacific Ocean. Average temperatures in winter about 50 and summer 65 make it a wonderful place to visit year around.
The North California Coast from Crescent City to Loleta are some of the most scenic vistas and quaint cities with rich history. Where the redwoods meet the sea this area offers an abundance of outdoor recreational activities.
All 363 miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to all of us. Which means how you choose to explore it is entirely up to you. You can sandboard or dune buggy the sand dunes down south, or hit your way out of a sand trap inside the best public golf resort in America.
One can find all kinds of treasures on Oregon Coast beaches: agates, shells, fossils, and rarely, glass fishing floats. Gold Beach makes it a little easier to find these rare, glass treasures during Treasure Hunting Season. Read More about finding glass floats
I started hunting agates years ago one Sunday morning out on the south jetty in Bandon, Oregon. We were just getting ready to head out of town, but wanted to take one last walk on the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day with a low tide and I met a very nice school teacher that was searching for something along the waters edge. She told me all about agates, in fact she gave me one. From that moment on I was hooked and have been searching and collecting agates since.
I have better luck when the sun is out and I can look over the rocks and see the shine of the agate sitting amongst other rocks. After a storm and right at low tide is a perfect time to get down on the beach and see what you can find. Many times near a jetty or large rocks is a place I'll head to.
The Southern Oregon Wilderness was ablaze. 2013 was an exceptionally dry year and the sweltering summer temperatures ignited several fires in Southern Oregon and Northern California. By mid-August thousands of acres had burned and were still burning. The Big Windy Complex fire was in the remote and rugged Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. All that could be done was to contain the fire and let it burn out. Bear Camp Rd. was closed by authorities. I had the Lake of the Woods Lookout reserved for Labor Day weekend. I was going to take Bear Camp Rd. through the wild and scenic wilderness to the lookout. I had driven Bear Camp Rd. once before from Merlin through Galice and Agness to Gold Beach. I was excited to share the experience with my girlfriend who had not yet done the drive. But the forest was on fire.
Oregonians don't let little things like this get in our way of enjoying the beautiful Oregon outdoors. A little known fact, most of the fire lookouts are not manned anymore and are available for rent. On our way to a hike to a high mountain lake, we first stumbled upon the Bear Basin Lookout in the Six Rivers National Forest near Patrick Creek Campground. The lookouts can be reserved 6 months ahead of time and we were all over it. The lookouts go fast so you need to be vigilant and flexible. Don't be set on one lookout or one weekend. Have a list of lookouts you would like to visit and several times you are able to travel.