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Destinations


Tillamook & Three Capes
Oregon's Tillamook Coast is a natural wonder. From Manzanita to Neskowin, enjoy beaches, bays, cheese and seafood.

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

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)
Click on a community below to learn more about it.
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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