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Scenic Yaquina Head is home of Oregon
From Coast Style Summer 2009
Outstanding Yaquina Head
Coastal flora and fauna are abundant in the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area that plays host to an interpretive center, hiking trails, an historic lighthouse and some of the best views on the Oregon coast. The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, located three miles north of Newport, is a rocky, mile-long promontory jutting out into the surging Pacific Ocean. Home......[read more]
 
  • Attractions

    • A Holiday Lights Spectacular: From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, brilliant displays of holiday lights on Oregon's South Coast attract visitors to Shore Acres State Park. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • A Whale of a Journey: The longest migration of any creature on earth can be observed from the shores of the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • Ask Oregon: Viewing Coastal Rock Formations: 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 2017
    • Looking Back: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse: On Oregon's Central Coast at the entrance to Yaquina Bay and the town of Newport stands Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, a small structure that was operational for only three years. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
    • The Most Valuable Lesson: Exploring the Oregon Coast in fall and winter has some remarkable rewards, especially for travelers prepared for whatever Mother Nature delivers. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2017
  • Arts

    • A New Season of Art: Now is the time to plan your fall and winter gallery stops along the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Online Extras 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
  • Dining

  • 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
    • 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
    • The Coast's Best Bookstores: In today's world of e-readers, successful bookstores are filling a void. On the Oregon Coast, four bookstores, with local-interest titles, cozy nooks and proprietors ready with suggestions, are havens for book lovers. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
    • Pedal Pushers: The coast offers some great opportunities for bicycle enthusiasts, as well as some great bike shops to explore on your travels. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2011
    • Timeless Toy Treasures: The coast offers toy shops that have a sense of nostalgia and promote imagination. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2010
  • 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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