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From Coast Explorer Spring 2019
Looking Back: Heceta Head Lightstation
Sitting 205-feet above sea level and visible for over 21 miles, Heceta Head Lighthouse towers high above a scenic viewpoint on Oregon's Central Coast and is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. Sitting on a remote Oregon Coast headland midway between Umpqua River and Yaquina Bay, Heceta Head Lighthouse was first lit on March 30, 1893......[read more]
 
  • Attractions

    • Looking Back: Heceta Head Lightstation: Sitting 205-feet above sea level and visible for over 21 miles, Heceta Head Lighthouse towers high above a scenic viewpoint on Oregon's Central Coast and is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2019
    • Saving One of Oregon's Most Unique Landscapes: Extending along the Central Oregon Coast from Florence to Coos Bay, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is the largest expanse of coastal dunes in North America and it's disappearing at an alarming rate. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2019
    • Celebrating 20 Years of Sharing the Oregon Coast: Publisher Gary Hayes reflects upon starting Coast Explorer Magazine and sharing the beauty of Oregon's coast with others. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2018
    • Find Your Wow: Rugged and authentic beauty wows travelers driving along Oregon's stretch of legendary US Highway 101 as it hugs the coastline for over 300 miles. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2018
    • Looking Back: Ferry Steamboat Service in Oregon's Coastal Towns: Transporting supplies and people, ferries have always been a lifeline for many small towns up and down the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2018
  • Arts

    • Art Nights Out on the Oregon Coast: From Brookings to Astoria shops, studios and galleries up and down the Oregon Coast extend their hours and open their doors for art walks and tours. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2018
    • Tsunami Gallery: An Unexpected Art Experience: The tiny coastal town of Gardiner, Oregon, with a population of under 300, is not known for its tourist attractions, but art lovers will want to keep their eyes peeled for a big yellow building on the Coast Highway, home of Tsunami Gallery. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2013
  • Dining

    • 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
    • Winners Announced for the 2013 SavorNW Wine Awards: Northwest wines are showcased at the annual SavorNW Wine Awards in Cannon Beach, Oregon Appeared in Online Extras Spring 2013
    • Seafood Harvest Dates: What's in Season at the Coast?: If you want to know what's fresh at the seafood counters and restaurants on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Seafood... Appeared in Online Extras Summer 2011
    • Crustacean Sensation: Coastal chefs share their secrets for creating sensational crab cakes. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2010
    • Marvelous Mollusks: Pacific oysters are a winter delicacy in the Northwest, plump fresh and ready to be served raw or in your favorite recipe. Appeared in Coast Style Winter 2009
  • 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
  • Living

    • Be Amazed at all the Coast has to Offer, Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine: With exceptional photography and inspiring content Coast Explorer Magazine features top attractions, maps, travel ideas and must-see stops on the Oregon Coast. 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
    • 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
    • Trees That Please: The Japanese Stewartia is a Four-Season Beauty Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2013
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