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For Those Who Want A Quiet Restful Escape...

Waldport, is a tiny town of slightly over 2000 souls, much overshadowed by a bigger, flashier neighbor to the north. But if you want to get away from the crowds, get some real peace, quiet, and enjoy strolling beautiful beaches that are nearly devoid of all but the elements of sky, sea, sand, and the occasional seabird, this could be your ticket. There are plenty of activities for those who want something to do, antique shopping, golfing, biking, hiking, boating, fishing, crabbing, bird and wildlife watching, etc. But this town is mostly about peace and quiet and their chief export is tranquility.

The Beginnings of The Town...

The first European settlers on the peninsula floated downriver on the Alsea River in the late 1870’s and named it Waldport. The name stems from the German word "wald" for forest (the "port" is pretty obvious). The townsite is an old Indian burial ground. A point South of town bears the name of Chief Yaquina John, one of the last of the Alsi tribemembers. Waldport’s history is written in a hundred years of forest industry. Until the last few decades, fishing and dairying were also active.

Then Came the Train...

The area once had several saw mills and salmon canneries. Waldport once even had its very own railroad line - built in 1918 by the U.S. Army to log spruce that was used to build airplanes during WWI. After the war ended the line was acquired by a lumber company - which used it to log an area south of town until 1935, at which time it abandoned the area and the railroad. Logging still prevails as an occupation, but no sawmills remain in the area.

Waldport Today...

The relative obscurity of Waldport is part of its charm. It's a quiet city in beautiful setting, offering miles of unspoiled beaches, abundant fishing, as well as a nine-hole golf course in the hills near town. Spelling relaxation with a capital "R" - Waldport is one of those special places. When the tide goes out you can dig clams, rake crabs or comb the beach. Down the road a few miles there is a place where rocks are covered with mussels to be gathered, starfish of every hue, driftwood in fanciful shapes, and sunsets more colorful than a fireworks display. Once known as "the beachcombers paradise," these beaches along the coast here are simply some of the cleanest, nicest and most beautiful in the country. Get out and take a walk with your sweetheart, or build a sand castle, or go fly a kite with your kids. This is beach fun that is as pure and un-commercialized as it gets.

Dining and Accommodations...

There are a few independent inns and B&Bs in Waldport, and a dozen restaurants. But it's diminutive size and relative proximity to the much larger destination of Newport to the north mean that there are few fast-food opportunities, nor familiar hotel signs. That's not a bad thing though. Check out our recommendations.

 

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Waldport, Oregon Lodging Recommendations:


Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Waldport, OR
Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Waldport, OR

541-730-4090
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Spending time in an Oregon Coast vacation home is the perfect way to experience this spectacular region, from cooking freshly-caught crab in your own kitchen to relaxing in a luxurious oceanfront hot tub! The hardest choice may be deciding which bustling coastal town or quiet oceanside neighborhood to call home during your visit.

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Cape Cod Cottages
Cape Cod Cottages

541-563-2106
4150 SW Pacific Coast Highway
Waldport, OR 97394

Escape to a place of quiet relaxation and picturesque natural beauty. Leave your everyday worries behind and discover Cape Cod Cottages on Big Stump Beach. You will marvel at the spectacular shoreline and impressive views as well as the rustic charm of our cottages.


Soul Vacation Resort
Soul Vacation Resort

541-563-7700
902 NW Bayshore Drive
Waldport, OR 97394

Welcome to Soul Vacation Resort, located on The Central Oregon Coast in beautiful Waldport Oregon, an 80+ room hotel and resort with Yoga Classes, Health and Wellness Programs. With views of the Alsea Bay right out your door and the Pacific Ocean a short walk away, stroll around the beach and see harbor seals, bald eagles and so much more. Amenities: Outdoor seasonal pool; Refrigerators and microwaves available for select bay-view rooms and suites; In-room coffee; Cable TV; Wi-Fi; AAA Approved; Beautiful views overlooking Old Alsea Bay and Waldport Bridge; Convenient on-site restaurant; Located on the Bay, near sight-seeing, and shopping; Pet friendly. The Rumi "Food from the Heart" Restaurant and Lounge has great food and an extensive wine list.


Cliff House Bed And Breakfast
Cliff House Bed And Breakfast

541-563-2506
1450 SW Adahi
Waldport, OR 97394

A luxuriously restored historic home, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Alsea Bay on the Central Oregon Coast. Experience elegance and old world charm transposed into the 21st century. Enjoy gourmet creations while watching Bald Eagles soar! Have afternoon tea in the Great Room with its vaulted ceiling. On cooler coastal days, a roaring fire compliments conversations and provides a warm, homey atmosphere. Select a game, puzzle or book from our bookcases. Enjoy satellite TV (on flat-screen TV's with VCR/DVD capability), wireless online access, and HEPA Filtered Air in all guest rooms! Take a stroll outside onto a 65-foot glass surrounded deck to watch the crashing surf below, or enjoy the spectacular sunsets. Watch the seals and sea lions at play or sunbathing on the shore and commune with nature.


Edgewater Cottages, Waldport
Edgewater Cottages, Waldport

541-563-2240
3978 SW Pacific Coast Highway
Waldport, OR 97394

Family owned and operated ocean front establishment   7+ miles of beautiful sandy beach Located on the Central Oregon Coast, milepost 158.3, at "Big Stump Beach" between Yachats and Waldport.  Pet friendly, NON Smoking Cottages. Each unit has a FIREPLACE; fully equipped KITCHEN; cable TV / DVD / VCR; Sliding glass door and SUN DECK , excellent ocean view & EASY BEACH ACCESS.


Sweetland Vacation Rentals
Sweetland Vacation Rentals

877-472-4986

Here at Sweetland Vacation Rentals we understand what makes a beach vacation home right for you. We make it our business to find a vacation rental in Yachats, Waldport or Seal Rock that meets all of your needs and goes above and beyond your expectations. By providing the finest in Oregon Coast Vacation Home Rentals we can ensure that your vacation is a success no matter which small Oregon beach community you decide to stay in.


Terry-A-While Lodging-On-The-Beach
Terry-A-While Lodging-On-The-Beach

541-563-3377
7160 SW Pacific Coast Highway
Waldport, OR 97394

Our family-friendly, Central Oregon Coast location is in between Waldport and Yachats, Terry-A-While Motel is easy to find and a beautiful drive. Once here, you will discover a wide assortment of activities for everyone: Oregon Sport Fishing, Clamming, Crabbing, Whale Watching, Boating, Windsurfing, and, of course, Beach Combing is just outside your doorstep! Relax Your Senses and Your Soul. Enjoy a memorable, Central Oregon Coast lodging experience at the family-owned Terry-A-While Motel. Our quiet and spotless quarters feature large windows with outstanding panoramic views, fire places or wood stoves, and a variety of amenities including fully equipped kitchens and free WiFi!

 

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