Oregon CoastUnited States of America

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Visit Oregon Coast

Discover shipwrecks, tour old lighthouses, learn about local marine life and spend a day on the beach when you visit Oregon's long and diverse coastline.

With beach towns, fishing villages, coastal cities, beaches, forests and mountains, the Oregon Coast is popular for exploration by nature lovers, adventure seekers and culture enthusiasts. The region extends for 363 miles (584 kilometers) along the Pacific Ocean and offers scenic beauty, outdoor adventures and cultural gems. Spot migrating whales, walk through an ancient rainforest, see shipwrecks stranded on beaches and admire coastal-inspired art.

Get acquainted with Oregon Coast’s natural attractions with hiking expeditions in its many natural parks, including Ecola State Park and Bob Straub State Park. Visit Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site, home to ancient western red cedars. Follow the coastal trails near Heceta Head Lighthouse and tour the interior of this late 19th-century tower. Relax on the beaches of Sunset Bay State Park.

Grab your binoculars and head to Cape Foulweather, Cook's Chasm Turnout or other prime viewpoints to see migrating and resident gray whales. Most migration occurs from December to May.

The waters off Oregon Coast are a graveyard for numerous ships. Observe the rusted steel shell of the Wreck of the Peter Iredale, which ran aground in 1906. See the remains of the vessel near shore at Fort Stevens State Park. Approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) away is Astoria where you can view lots of relics from historical shipwrecks at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. While you are in Astoria, watch seals being fed at the Seaside Aquarium and climb up to the observation deck of the 125-foot (38-meter) Astoria Column.

Travel to some of the region’s other cities and towns. Newport has art galleries and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Descend into the spectacular Sea Lion Caves in Florence and tour the fish markets of Charleston.

One of the quickest ways to reach the Oregon Coast is to fly into Portland International Airport or one of the regional airports. Alternatively, come by bus, train or car and stay for the natural beauty, outdoor pursuits and urban charms.

Top Hotels in Oregon Coast

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Newport
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Newport
3 out of 5
536 SW Elizabeth, Newport, OR
CA $105
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25

Nestled on the beach, this Newport hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Burrows House Museum and Nye Beach. Oregon Coast Aquarium is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

3.1/5 (2,439 reviews)

"The view from the room was amazing, completely ocean front!! The only issue we had was that the heat in our room seemed to be turned all the way up. The room was so hot when we opened the door. It was hard to cool it down with the small screened windows. But overall a great place to stay and enjoy ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2019

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Newport
Astoria Riverwalk Inn
Astoria Riverwalk Inn
2 out of 5
400 Industry Street, Astoria, OR
CA $103
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Astoria Riverfront Trolley and Astor Street Opry Company. Tapiola Park and Oregon Film Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (1,455 reviews)

"I love the location of the hotel. Astoria sits at the mouth of the Columbia river and is a major port of entry for big container ships. Every room of the hotel faces the marina which is right in front of the Columbia. You can watch the ships come in and out. It is also at the end of a long paved ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2019

Astoria Riverwalk Inn
Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn
Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn
2 out of 5
300 N Prom, Seaside, OR
CA $70
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

Nestled on the beach, this Seaside hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Seaside Aquarium and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Ecola State Park. Historic Turnaround and Turnaround ...

4/5Very Good! (1,976 reviews)

"had fun here! great place to stay at a great price! right on the beach, good breakfast too."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn

Popular things to do in Oregon Coast

Cannon Beach
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Cannon Beach

4.5/5(117 reviews)

Spectacular coastal scenery and a street lined with eclectic boutiques and fine galleries make this resort town the perfect weekend getaway.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

4.5/5(25 reviews)

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lakes and lush forests, this expanse of towering sand dunes is a truly spectacular sight.

Bandon Beach
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Bandon Beach

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Explore Oregon’s beautiful southern coast at this beach in Bandon, where you can see wildlife, a historic lighthouse and the humanoid Face Rock.

Top activities in Oregon Coast

Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour
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Full-Day Northern Oregon Coast Tour

CA $133

Marvel at Oregon's scenic grandeur as you enjoy dramatic views of its coastline. Stops may include Manzanita, Oswald West State Park/Short Sand Beach, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse/Ecola State Park, and of course, the majestic Pacific Ocean.

Private Group, Full Day- Northern Oregon Coast Tour
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Private Group, Full Day- Northern Oregon Coast Tour

CA $264

Enjoy a private, Oregonian-led tour of the incredible Northern Oregon Coast with Portland Oregon's original tour & adventure company est 2001. Your seasoned, local guide will take you and your group on a day long adventure of beach combing, hiking and even surfing on your exploration of the northern Oregon coast and Pacific Ocean.

Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Portland
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Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour from Portland

CA $92

On this adventure through the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, we’ll visit three carefully selected vineyards for a taste of some of Oregon’s favorite flavors! World-famous Pinot Noirs, crisp Chardonnays, and sweet Rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of wines that Oregon has to offer.

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