Surrounded by monumental sand dunes and featuring 15 lakes, the Siuslaw River and a dramatic coastline, Florence provides outstanding recreational opportunities. The historic Old Town offers a variety of shopping and dining options. Florence lies on the Central Oregon Coast at the northern edge of the 42-mile-long Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Dunes hundreds of feet high provide numerous recreation opportunities, including sand boarding and dune buggy rides. With ocean, river and lakes at hand, fishing, clamming, crabbing and camping are popular pursuits. To the north, there are 25 miles of clean sand, crashing surf and high promontories. Play golf surrounded by 60-foot sand dunes at the Oregon Dunes Golf Links, or visit the sea lion caves 10 miles north. If you like Vegas-style gaming, visit Three Rivers Casino and try your luck.