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Depoe Bay is a wave watchers delight. Crashing waves roll right up to the seawall and when surf is really up, spouting horns send water shooting high into the air. The seawall is a great place for whale watching as gray whales make frequent appearances just offshore.
From Coast Style Winter 2009
A Day in Depoe Bay
Watch the waves, spot whales, visit the art galleries and check out the world's smallest navigable harbor. Depoe Bay is a little town with some big attractions and some notable splurges for those interested in scenery or indulgence. There's plenty to see and do on a winter's day in Depoe Bay, the world's smallest navigable harbor and a popular stop......[read more]
 
  • Attractions

    • Enjoy the Summer Crowds: For seabirds and visitors alike there's nothing like summer on the Oregon Coast where nesting colonies are very busy at nearly every rocky outcropping. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Looking Back: The Oregon Beach Bill: What started as a transportation issue along the Oregon Coast set in motion the far-reaching idea about public beach access along Oregon's entire 362-mile coastline. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • Big Picture: A Treasure & A Legacy: With its incredible beauty and diversity the Oregon Coast touches people deeply and this year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Siletz Bay Shellfish Clinics: Grab your gear and learn how to harvest Oregon's coastal bounty at Crabbing and Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Romantic Getaways: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
  • Arts

    • Raining Glass in Lincoln City: Volta Gallery in Lincoln City is featuring a new glass installation by artist Kelly Howard. With so many things in... Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Creating at the Coast: From painting and penciling to wool spinning and woodworking, summer art education opportunities abound on the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2012
    • Atmosphere by Blackwell: Artist Paula Blackwell creates "mysterious atmospheres" in her encaustic paintings of landscapes. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2012
    • Landscape of an Artistic Journey: Painter Michael Schlicting was raised surrounded by art, but had to discover his own path to creativity. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2011
    • Lincoln City Heats Up for Glass-Art Lovers: You can find a glass treasure or create your own in this city by the sea. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2011
  • Dining

    • Summer Dining Delights: Now that summer is upon us, the season brings new things to the restaurant scene up and down the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Seafood Savvy: At Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City owner and chef Rob Pounding sets a high standard, personally checking every plate that leaves the kitchen. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Magnificent Mollusks: Whether you like them raw with a glass of wine or prepared as a meal, Oysters are one of those perfect foods you will find when visiting the coast. Here are nine great spots on the Oregon Coast for eating oysters. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
    • Bring on the Butterfish: It's not something you see frequently on the menu at coastal restaurants. The question is, "why not?" Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2013
    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Lincoln City: Can't-miss spots for a day of dining out in Lincoln City Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2013
  • Shopping

    • A Legacy Like No Other: Authors Jan and Jack McGowan share the story of Oregon's public beach access in new book titled The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Summer Shopping Sensations: From eclectic boutiques and galleries to gift shops and specialty stores, visitors will find a shopping paradise up and down the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • The Best of Lincoln City Shopping: Ideally positioned between Oregon's north and central coasts, the Lincoln City retail scene shines as bright as a lighthouse beacon. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
    • Shopping Treasures: There's a lot of good shopping on the Oregon Coast, but these one-of-a-kind shops offer treasures special and rare along with a unique experience. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • Quilting on the Coast: Today, quilting is more than creating the beloved bedspread. Quilting has expanded to become a contemporary art form that adorns our homes in a variety of ways and is displayed in galleries. With a stunning kaleidoscope of fabrics available at quilt specialty shops up and down the coast, shoppers will find a variety of supplies and resources to fuel their passion and creativity. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2014
  • Living

    • Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine: Let us inspire you with the beauty of the northwest coast and share tips on its very best places, while keeping you informed of news and events. Appeared in Online Extras Fall/Winter 2014
    • Eye-catching Designs for Perfect Patio Pots: Just as a garden can be a work of art, a well-designed container garden can be an attractive focal point on your patio, balcony, deck or doorstep. By selecting the right combination of thriller, filler and spiller plants you can create patio plantings with pizzazz. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2014
    • Nature's Carpet for the Garden: Using moss in coastal gardens takes a cue from nature. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2014
    • Looking Back: Siletz Basket Makers: Basket making is a Native American cultural tradition for the Siletz people on the Central Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Style Set in Stone: Part of our unique Northwest style, informal and organic is the use of natural materials that accentuate the beauty of the region and reflect our environment. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
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