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Dunes City
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Coos Bay, Charleston, North Bend Complete Guide: Southern Oregon Coast Travel Every beach and attraction in the Coos Bay, Charleston, North Bend area

Charleston Marina on South Oregon Coast: Where Placid Meets the Raucous

Bunker Hill

Coming Soon: Bandon Complete Guide Every beach and attraction in the Bandon area

Myrtle Point
Drew Valley
Laurel Grove
Port Orford
Nesika Beach

Coming Soon: More South Coast Complete Guides Every beach and attraction in an area

Gold Beach
Pistol River

LATEST South Oregon Coast Articles, Updates


Waldport's Driftwood Beach Parking to Close for Oregon Coast
Wave Energy Project Work It's unknown for how long the parking lot will be closed. Sciences

Employee Shortage Getting Dire on Oregon Coast
It's an issue with no easy fix, and it's much more complex than simply housing. Sciences

Ghost Forest Found at N. Oregon Coast's Happy Camp a Chilling Reminder
Not a ghost forest you can normally see. Netarts, Oceanside, sciences, geology

Weirdest Science: Possible 'Ocean' Beneath the Oregon Coast, North America
Section of the Earth's crust where water does not exist in the usual forms. Geology, Sciences

Surprise Science About the Lowly But Delish Scallop of Oregon / Washington Coast
They may be a tasty treat but they're also kind of trippy. Marine Sciences

Astoria Sunday Market Returns to N. Oregon Coast May 9
Astoria Sunday Market which will pop back into existence on May 9 for its 21st year

South Oregon Coast's Loeb State Park Opens to Camping
Alfred A. Loeb State Park near Brookings reopens its campground on May 17

Parts of Oregon Coast Close / Reopen to Razor Clamming, Mussels
Central coast closed to razor clams because of biotoxins, south coast reopens mussels. Sciences

Cluster of Seven Quakes Off Oregon Coast, Some Within Minutes
Four of them within minutes of each other. Geology, sciences

Pacific Halibut Season on Oregon Coast Almost Ready: Openings, Regulations
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission recently updated the 2021 Pacific halibut sport seasons and regulations. Weather

Lovely Little Caspian Tern Returns to Oregon Coast
Black-capped white birds found anywhere from Gold Beach, Coos Bay, Florence, Waldport to Warrenton and beyond. Sciences

Three Awesome Manmade Attractions of S. Oregon Coast: Dinos to Rapids
Port Orford's Prehistoric Gardens, Coos Bay's Mingus Park, Gold Beach's Jerry's Rogue Jets. Travel tips, kids

Quirky Details, Discoveries Along Oregon Coast: Seaside to Gold Beach
Subtle and kooky at Neskowin, Hug Point, Gold Beach, Coos Bay, Seaside

Treasures of Oregon Coast Hide in Plain Sight Near Yachats, Port Orford, Cann...
Into the wilds of Sisters Rock, Crescent Beach, Bob Creek. Travel tips, kids

Possible 'Tsunami Debris' Boat on Oregon Coast Presents Mysteries
A month after being discovered at Waldport, a wayward boat is a puzzle still. Marine sciences

Oregon / Washington Coast Aglow Above and Below: Meteors, Glowing Waves
Lyrids peak now and glowing waves and sand discovered Oregon and Washington. Astronomy, Marine sciences

Curious Travel Tips from Oregon Coast You Haven't Considered
From fossils to the curiosities of spring and summer, untamed wildlife and finding less crowds. Marine sciences

Tufted Puffins Return to Oregon Coast - Cannon Beach, Bandon, Coos Bay
Eagerly awaited every spring, they are back on the Oregon coast. Sciences

That Wonderful But Weird Thing That Freaks Out People on Oregon Coast: Brown ...
It's odd but it's actually a sign of a healthy ocean. Marine sciences

From the Oregon Coast's Tallest Peaks: Perpetua, Humbug, Neahkahnie, Foulweather
There are truly soaring places next to the sands that jut up higher than you can imagine. Sciences


6 May 2021 at 9:00pm

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.

Explore the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail
21 Apr 2021 at 9:00pm
The Oregon Coast Public Art Trail Features Many Gems Located Right in Our Own Backyard! The unique setting on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston has been a source of inspiration to artists and performers from all over the world so it didn?t surprise us when we saw that the Oregon Coast Visitors Association decided to highlight public art on the Oregon Coast by creating a Public Art Trail map.

2021 Coos Bay Farmers Market Opening May 5th!
11 Apr 2021 at 9:00pm
Coos Bay Downtown Association and the Coos Bay Farmers Market announced their 2021 Farmers Market Season will open Wednesday, May 5, 2021, and continue every Wednesday through October 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please note this post contains photos taken prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Face coverings are mandatory for all when inside a public space AND outdoors when 6 ft distancing cannot be maintained. CBDA Farmers Market, a popular open-air Farmers Market hosted by Coos Bay Downtown Association, is just around the corner!

Flock to Oregon?s Adventure Coast for Premier Bird Watching!
23 Mar 2021 at 9:00pm
You already know Oregon’s Adventure Coast is a haven for anyone looking to unplug and reconnect with nature, but you may not know it is a premier destination for both beginners and experienced birders alike. When the COVID-19 crisis began one year ago, our focus shifted quickly to promoting family-friendly outdoor activities that any pandemic fatigued person can experience on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. In this post, we?re going to share some tips on another local favorite, bird watching!

Introducing Oregon?s Adventure Coast Online Store!
16 Mar 2021 at 9:00pm
Ever wish you had a special souvenir to remind you of the good times you had on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston? Want to get that laid-back Oregon Coast look? Are you searching for a unique and special gift for someone that cannot be found anywhere else? Were you too busy to drop by the Visitor?s Center during your last visit? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have some fantastic news for you!

Eight Things You Need to Know to Plan Your Oregon Coast Fishing Adventure
9 Mar 2021 at 9:00pm
Fishing, crabbing and clamming on Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston has long been a favorite pastime for locals and visitors of all generations. Now that the pandemic has altered how we travel and recreate, it?s enjoying a surge in popularity like never before. Fishing, crabbing and clamming are among the safest ways for beginner and seasoned anglers to enjoy the great outdoors and make memories that will last forever.

Looking for Outdoor Dining Options? Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston have Se...
26 Feb 2021 at 5:00pm
During this time of COVID, dining at our favorite restaurants has been noted as the ?most missed activity? according to our informal pole. We also see queries on social media, almost daily, for recommendations for local dining options that offer outside dining around Oregon?s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, & Charleston. We have compiled a list of those restaurants that are offering outdoor dining now, and will add to it as more restaurants open outdoor spaces.

Where To Find a Hotel with a Jetted Hot Tub on Oregon?s Adventure Coast
25 Feb 2021 at 9:00pm
Question: How do you cap off the perfect day exploring Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston? Answer: Relax in a Jetted Hot Tub! Ahhh, Oregon?s Adventure Coast, known for its wild, rustic beautify and endless opportunities to recharge the soul. It?s no wonder so many visitors escape to Oregon’s South Coast each year. No matter what the weather brings, there is never a dull day along the peaceful bay and the mighty Pacific ocean.

Adventure Spotlight: Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails on Oregon?s South Coast
17 Feb 2021 at 9:00pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make headlines and keep folks stuck at home, many are turning to nature and outdoor activities to stay grounded and healthy during this challenging time. We recently received a letter from a group visiting from Medford, Oregon praising Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails, one of the prized biking trails in our region, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to spotlight this beloved destination.


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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
Nehalem Bay - Manzanita, Rockaway, Wheeler

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
Lincoln City, Cascade Head, Neskowin, Inland Highway 101
Lincoln City
& 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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