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Wowing New Rainforest Reserve on N. Oregon Coast Edges Closer to Reality
Between Nehalem and Arch Cape are some wildly unique evolutionary aspects. Sciences

Meteor Showers and Bright Planets for Washington / Oregon Coast
Two major astronomical sights will be visible along the Washington and Oregon coast in August. Weather

Parts of the Oregon Coast That Broke
These are changes on a massive scale much of the time and they can be mind-blowing. Sciences, geology, history

Oregon Coast Aquarium Gets Fuzzy, Adorable New Sea Otter Pup
A new addition to Newport will have many squealing with cuteness aggression. Weather

Curious Moments Oregon Coast Showed Up in TV, Sort Of
LOST, X-Files, Stargate SG-1. History, sciences

Highlights of 2021 on Oregon Coast: Happenings, Events, Festivals
Astoria events, Cannon Beach events, Manzanita events, Pacific City events, Lincoln City events, Newport events, Yachats events, south coast, Washington coast

Three Intricate and Intriguing Rock Structures of Oregon Coast
Fascinating aspects and things you've might've missed at Gold Beach, Pacfic City, Florence. Cape Kiwanda, Kissing Rock

S. Oregon Coast Cottoneva Shipwreck a Tense Drama for Port Orford
One of the few shipwreck chunks you can see on the Oregon coast sits at Port Orford

Bizarre Sea Star of Oregon Coast / Washington Coast Is Intense, Fragile - And...
One kind of sea star you'll never get to see outside of an aquarium is in these waters - and it's a weird one. Marine sciences

Seven Fun and Funky Science Facts of the Oregon Coast
Things on the beach that glow, sing, flash, and move in mysterious ways. Marine sciences

Strange Opah Fish Found at Sunset Beach Very Rare for Oregon Coast
It was an opah (Lampris guttatus), also known as a Moonfish. Marine sciences

Bandon Crab Derby: Win Prizes by Crabbing on S. Oregon Coast
Bandon Crab Derby and it happens July and August. S. Oregon coast events

More About The Lowly Oregon Coast Rockfish Than You Realize
Some species can live as long as 70 years or even 116. Marine Sciences, Washington coast, South coast

Surprise History: There Were Three Cape Arago Lighthouses on S. Oregon Coast
Three lighthouses atop Cape Arago - and other names for it as well. Coos Bay

Group's Anniversary Cause for Celebrations with Tidepools, Oregon Coast Talks
50 years ago a small group of conservation pioneers formed the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition. Coos Bay, Rockaway Beach events, Seaside events, Newport events

Online Talk on July 21 About History of Oregon Coast Conservation
July 21 will take a look back at conservation efforts on these shores. Sciences, Seaside events, Manzanita events, Lincoln City events, Newport events

Glowing Blue Waves Light Up Southern Oregon Coast | Where to Look
Bioluminescent phytoplankton hit parts of the southern Oregon coast in full form over the holiday. Sciences

Fur Seal, Caught in Net, Rescued on N. Oregon Coast, Arch Cape
Seaside Aquarium had to rescue a Guadalupe fur seal that was entangled in a net. Marine sciences

Campfire, Bonfire Bans on All Washington Coast, Part of S. Oregon Coast
Rules and bans are changing fast in Washington and Oregon. Weather

Radar Bunker at Coos Bay's Cape Arago: Living S. Oregon Coast History
This one was called Station B-28, utilizing the SCR-270 radar equipment.


28 Jul 2021 at 9:00pm

Where to Find Local Tour Guides & Charters on Oregon?s Adventure Coast
28 Jul 2021 at 9:00pm
“Guide - noun. A person who advises or shows the way to others.” -Merriam Webster Dictionary One of the appeals of Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston is the variety of adventures to choose from. There is something for everyone here, whether it?s a coastal hike, a kayak ride, a walk on the beach, 24-hour casino gaming, a ride on the dunes, trying new restaurants, and everything in between.

Top Ten Things to Do in the Coos Bay Area This Summer
14 Jul 2021 at 9:00pm
Without question, summer is one of our favorite seasons on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. While much of the West Coast is enduring record-breaking heat, we?re enjoying cool, comfortable temperatures that average in the mid-high 60s. Whether you plan to stay for a day, a weekend, a week or longer, you will find plenty of wonderful adventures to enjoy: water activities, hiking, world-class fishing, crabbing, clamming, ATVing, biking, Vegas-style gaming and more!

It?s Official: The Holiday Lights at Shore Acres will Be Back for 2021!
6 Jul 2021 at 9:00pm
Beloved Holiday Tradition is Coming Back to Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston in 2021! Since 1987, theFriends of Shore Acres, Inc., in cooperation with Shore Acres State Park, have delighted tens of thousands of visitors per year with its magnificent display of holiday lights without fail - until the COVID-19 pandemic stopped everything in its tracks in 2020. Though we did celebrate the holidays a little differently last year, it was not the same without the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres.

Live Music Returns to Oregon?s Adventure Coast!
28 Jun 2021 at 9:00pm
Music to Our Ears: The Oregon Coast Music Association Announces a Return to Live Music With OCMA Outdoors! It?s been a long, lonely, year without live performances, but thankfully organizations like the Oregon Coast Music Association (OCMA) will finally provide us with relief this summer! Since 1979, the Oregon Coast Music Association has involved, enriched and inspired the community by providing quality classical music and creative musical experiences. However, like most organizations, the OCMA had to put their mission on hold during the pandemic.

How to Plan the Perfect Hiking Adventure on Oregon?s Adventure Coast
21 Jun 2021 at 9:00pm
Have your hiking boots been neglected this year? Are they calling out to you and begging you to take them somewhere, anywhere, other than your dark, dusty closet? Have you forgotten what breathing fresh air feels like? If you?ve answered yes to any of these questions - it?s time to grab those hiking boots and come to Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. Our region is a hiker?s paradise, and there is no time like summer to get outdoors and take on a rejuvenating hike!

Events Are Back on Oregon?s Adventure Coast!
10 Jun 2021 at 9:00pm
Ready for good news? We are. As COVID-19 cases decline and vaccination rates increase, the County Risk Level of Coos County, home of Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, has been moved to the ?Lower Risk? Tier! That means things are going to start looking and feeling a lot more normal around here! It also means many of the beloved annual events that make our region such a special place, including the Bay Area Fun Festival and Holiday Lights at Shore Acres, will be BACK!

Why Track & Field Fans Need to Visit Oregon?s Adventure Coast
26 May 2021 at 9:00pm
Traveling to Oregon to Watch the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field Event? Take a Side Trip to Steve Prefontaine?s Hometown! After a year of lock-downs, event cancellations, social distancing, travel bans and masking - we are finally recognizing signs that life may soon return to normal! The 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field happening in Eugene, Oregon June 18 - 27, 2021 is most certainly a sign of big and exciting things ahead!

Wanted: First Time ATV Riders on the Oregon Dunes!
13 May 2021 at 9:00pm
There’s A LOT to love on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend Charleston, but some would say that the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area tops the list. With 32,186 acres of dunes, forest, streams and lakes, it is the largest expanse of coastal dunes in North America, and one of the many natural attractions that sets our region apart from other destinations. Multiple visitors have told us that visiting these mysterious, ancient sand dunes was not only the highlight of their trip, they felt like they had been transported to another world.

Plan Your Own Free Fishing Weekend Adventure!
6 May 2021 at 9:00pm
Free Fishing Weekend & Summer Saltwater Fishing Tips on Oregon?s Adventure Coast June is almost here and do you know what that means? Free Fishing Weekend is coming up! In Oregon, a fishing license is typically required for those ages 12 years or older, but not on the first weekend in June! You won?t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon the weekend of Saturday June 5 - Sunday June 6, 2021.

Paddle Your Way Through Beauty and Adventure on Oregon?s Adventure Coast
27 Apr 2021 at 9:00pm
Are you searching for a unique adventure to help you break out your rut this spring or summer? A paddling trip on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston just might do the trick. Paddling the waters of Coos Bay not only makes for a delightful outdoor vacation, but it is also a peaceful way to explore the area?s natural beauty and experience the Oregon Coast in a way you?ve never experienced it before.


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Astoria - at the northernmost tip of Oregon

Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history
Seaside, Oregon

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches
Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Cannon Beach

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
Nehalem Bay, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler and Rockaway Oregon Coast
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Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
Oregon Coast: Tillamook Bay, Tillamook, Bay City, Barview, Garibaldi
Tillamook Bay

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town
Three Capes Loop, Oceanside, Netarts, Pacific City, Cape Lookout, Cape Meares
Three Cape Loop - Oceanside, Netarts, Pacific City

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City
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& the Corridor of Mystery
Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and manmade attractions
Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast
Depoe Bay

A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Newport, Nye Beach on the Oregon Coast

Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale
Between Florence and Yachats - oodles of secret beaches
Upper Lane County

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders
Florence - on the central Oregon coast

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes





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