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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]
 
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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: 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
    • Looking Back: Coastal Native Americans: For generations groups of Northwest Coast Indians living near the ocean supplemented their diet with a variety of clams and oysters. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Unpredictably Amazing: Fall and winter on the Oregon Coast offer frequent rewards for travelers who aren't afraid of unpredictable weather. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Ask Oregon: Dog Friendly Beaches on the Oregon Coast: 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 2016
    • Public & Precious: As America's National Park Service turns 100-years-old, this summer is a good time to celebrate the glory of Oregon's public coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • Momentous Moments: The South Oregon Coast has many surprises in store for visitors to discover. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
    • History on Deck: In cities and towns all along the Oregon Coast, nautical museums are packed to the gunwales with maritime artifacts, historical journals and an architectural character all their own. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Off the Charts: Along the Oregon Coast unrelenting waves, tumultuous surf and high tides join forces in fall and winter for some of the best wave watching action anywhere. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2015
    • Ask Oregon: Best Spots to Photograph the Oregon Coast : 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 2015
    • Lavish Lodging: Take a road trip down the Oregon coast in style. Starting on the north coast, here are the top picks for luxury lodging. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • Pick Your Pleasure: Few destinations offer as many kinds of experiences as the Oregon Coast and summer is a great season for all of them. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • The Oregon Coast's Best Family Attractions: Travelers of all ages can enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast playground, so shake off those adult concerns, pack up the kids and discover these fun-filled Oregon Coast attractions. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • The Oregon Coast's Top Wildlife Watching Spots: Year-round, you'll find all manner of wildlife watching on the Oregon Coast and we've gathered a variety of locations that make wild encounters easy. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2015
    • How, When and Where to Spot Whales on the Oregon Coast: You'll have one whopper of a fish story if you take the time to watch for the magnificent Gray Whales passing the Oregon Coast during one of their twice-yearly migrations. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • Iconic Lights on the Oregon Coast: At one time these sentinels to the sea helped ships navigate the rough and rocky Oregon shore, now nine are on the National Register of Historic Places. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
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