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Destinations


Seaside
Oregon’s first beach resort is famous for family fun, located just 90 minutes from Portland.

Newport
Exquisite natural areas, an amazing aquarium, lighthouses and the freshest possible seafood are a few of Newport's many virtues.

Lincoln City
A casino resort, golf course, kite-flying, the Whale Watching Center, beaches, parks and wildlife-viewing all await you in Lincoln City.

Long Beach Peninsula
A 28-mile stretch of beach offering family activities, abundant outdoor recreation and historical attractions including two lighthouses.
Destinations (listed north to south)
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Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach Peninsula including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
The Southwest corner of Washington is home to several communities along a 28-mile stretch of beach offering family activities, abundant... [more]
Astoria
Astoria including Warrenton & Hammond
This historic seaport on the Columbia River offers access to several nearby historical attractions and a bustling downtown and riverfront... [more]
Seaside
Seaside & Gearhart
Its 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade and classic automobile turnaround at the beach dating from the 1920s are among Oregon's most recognizable... [more]
Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach & Arch Cape
It's a place where the stunning beauty of nature mingles with all the amenities of a world class travel destination... [more]
Manzanita
Manzanita including Nehalem & Wheeler
Several miles of sandy beach stretch out from the base of Neahkahnie mountain, south past the quaint towns of Manzanita... [more]
Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach
With seven miles of uncrowded sandy beach to spread out on, Rockaway Beach offers a serene seashore experience for beachcombing... [more]
Tillamook & Three Capes
Tillamook & Three Capes including Pacific City, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
Several scenic towns and natural areas offer vacation destinations surrounded by State Parks and fishing, hiking, kayaking, surfing and bird... [more]
Lincoln City
Lincoln City including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
Come for the miles of oceanfront splendor, the casino resort, golf or the array of shopping and restaurants. The 16-mile... [more]
Newport
Newport including South Beach & Otter Rock
With an active bayfront, long stretches of sandy beach, two lighthouses, nearby natural areas and popular visitor attractions, Newport is... [more]
Yachats
Yachats including Waldport & Seal Rock
Between Seal Rock and Cape Perpetua lie the villages of Waldport and Yachats as well as 16 miles of unforgettable... [more]
Florence
Florence
Surrounded by monumental sand dunes and featuring 15 lakes, the Siuslaw River and a dramatic coastline, Florence provides outstanding recreational... [more]
Reedsport
Reedsport Winchester Bay & Gardiner
Prominent features of this coastal region are the 40 some miles of undisturbed beaches and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation... [more]
Coos Bay
Coos Bay including North Bend & Charleston
Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts offering recreational opportunities on both land and sea... [more]
Bandon
Bandon & Coquille
Bandon is a charming village surrounded by scenic beauty, wildlife and a beach punctuated with dramatic offshore rock formations. Old... [more]
Port Orford
Port Orford
The oldest town on Oregon's southern coast and the only open water port on the Oregon Coast, Port Orford is... [more]
Gold Beach
Gold Beach
The wild and scenic Rogue River meets the sea at Gold Beach, so named for the prolific gold mining that... [more]
Brookings
Brookings
Just six miles north of the California border, Brookings is a quiet waterfront town overlooking majestic ocean vistas. River and... [more]
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