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From North to South, Beginning at the Heceta Head Lighthouse
Florence Beaches, Lighthouse, Cliffs and Landmarks in dozens of Oregon Coast pictures

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Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head State Scenic Viewpoint


Secret Beach at MP 179


Grandiose Cliffs N. of Florence


Above Baker Beach at Sunset

Baker Beach (& Meat-Eating Plants)

Florence's North Jetty

Along the Jetty (& Honeyman State Park)

Florence Marina on the Siuslaw

Close to the Bridge, Florence

Gazebo park in Florence

On the Siuslaw River, Florence


Continuing the Walk....


On the Seaside Promenade, in Seaside

Oregon Beach Vacations. You'll find them Florence, such as these condos, but there are well over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. In nearby Yachats and Waldport too. Also homes in Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar, Manzanita, Rockaway, Cannon Beach and Seaside and Astoria. Some pet friendly. Offices in Cannon Beach and Lincoln City. 1-800-723-2383. www.oregonbeachvacations.com

Mo's Florence. Situated on the river, you have a stunning view of Old Town’s aquatic side and sunsets framed by the Siuslaw Bay bridge. Oysters big for appetizers ($6 - $10), which may be shooters, steamed, half shell or cocktail, along with shrimp, scallops or fries. The famed Mo’s Chowder comes in various sizes, including a massive sourdough bowl. There’s also slumgullion (chowder w/ shrimp), bouillabaisse and chili. Pastas ($11) come with chicken, veggies or various seafoods. Salads are varied, and sometimes have seafood. Sandwiches include bay shrimp, tuna, cod (with a blackened option), clam fritters, and there are plenty of burgers. Large dinners ($9 - $15) come with lots of fixin’s and include former ocean dwellers like clams, oyster, petrale sole, cod, salmon or halibut. Not so surfy delicacies boast ribs, chicken and chicken-fried steak. A kids’ menu keeps the little ones happy. 1436 Bay Street. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-2185. www.moschowder.com.

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Photos & text by Andre' Hagestedt