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From Coast Explorer Summer 2010
Mearely Spectacular!
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint offers spectacular exploring opportunities. Located about ten miles west of Tillamook at the north end of the Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint offers spectacular exploring opportunities for this beautiful section of the Oregon coast. Of course the star of the show at Cape Meares is the lighthouse. Originally powered by oil......[read more]
 
    • 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
    • New Art Arrives in Cannon Beach at 19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival: Cannon Beach galleries celebrate a new season of fresh art and artistic talents at the Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, May 3-5. 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
    • The Sea is Calling in Coos Bay: To celebrate Oregon's seafaring heritage in Coos Bay, tall ships from Grays Harbor Historical Seaport will sail into port for tours and excursions at the 2019 Maritime Legacy Days, April 30-May 5. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2019
    • Celebrating 20 Years of Glass Float Treasure Hunting in Lincoln City: Since 1999 Finders Keepers has grown to become Lincoln City's signature promotion, attracting visitors to the beach to hunt for glass float treasures. Appeared in Online Extras 2019
    • Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer at Fort Clatsop Youth Camps: Lewis & Clark National Historical Park announce two summer youth camps are planned for July 2019 at Fort Clatsop in Astoria, Oregon. Appeared in Coast Explorer 2019
    • Midsummer Festival Celebrates Northwest Nordic Traditions in Astoria: For Scandinavians it's the mother of all celebrations, Midsummer Festival in Astoria commemorates this Oregon Heritage Tradition with a fun-filled weekend of activities, June 21-23. Appeared in Online Extras 2019
    • Puffins Have Returned to Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach: In spring on the Oregon Coast, the first sight of Tufted Puffins in Cannon Beach draws visitors to Haystack Rock for an up-close look at these beloved birds. Appeared in Online Extras 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
    • Looking Back: Cape Arago Lighthouse a Beacon into Coos Bay: In the mid 19th century, Coos Bay became an important west coast shipping point for Oregon's lumber. As shipping grew, so too did the need for a navigational aid to guide vessels to the bay. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2018
    • Ask Oregon: Best Day Trips Two Hours From Lincoln City: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2018
    • Expanding Our Shared Past in Astoria: Clatsop County Historical Society opened a new permanent exhibit at the Heritage Museum in Astoria, Oregon. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 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
    • Puffin Sculpture Lands at Coquille Point: A new large-scale Tufted Puffin sculpture has been installed at Coquille Point overlook in Bandon, Oregon. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2018
    • Ask Oregon: A Coast Trip Itinerary for Great Hiking Locations: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • How to Be Weather Savvy on the Oregon Coast: The most spectacular and transformative moments you can enjoy on the Oregon Coast have nothing to do with sunny weather, and spring is an opportunity to experience them. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • Looking Back: Easter Lily Capital on the South Oregon Coast: Often touted as the Banana Belt, the South Oregon Coast, with its mild micro-climate and fertile coastal soils provide the perfect growing conditions for lilies. Appeared in Online Extras 2018
    • Turning Sand & Water Into Tradition: From tsunami to an Oregon Heritage Tradition, the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest has a colorful 50-plus year history. Appeared in Online Extras 2018
    • 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
    • Ask Oregon: Quiet Coastal Destinations: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2017
    • 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
    • Ask Oregon: Camping on the Coast Near Historic Towns: Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answeres questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
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