There's more to the Coast than the Coast

Home to towns that are adventures unto themselves, full of local art, fresh halibut off the docks and interesting people to meet. Scroll down and dig in!

Photo by Jim Cottingham

Home to towns that are adventures unto themselves, full of local art, fresh halibut off the docks and interesting people to meet. Scroll down and dig in!

Trip Ideas & Itineraries

Psychedelic Rhythms at Whiskey Run Trails

Who uses paper maps anymore? If you squint your eyes as you hold map up, you can kind of smell fish tacos coming off the griddle and sea air rolling in. Your hands are tired and there are little flecks of bark on your right shoulder from that near miss on your early morning ride. Brush those off before you go up to the bar, or they’ll start to worry about you.

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What Makes Oregon’s South Coast So Unique?

Across the state, Oregon is no stranger to scenic drives, but there’s something undeniably different about road-tripping Highway 101 along the South Coast.

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A Getaway for All in Brookings

Whether you're coming from north or south, the wild and dramatic stretch of the Oregon Coast near its southern border is one of the most spectacular drives in the state. Known as Oregon’s Banana Belt due to its warmer weather than other spots on the Coast, it’s a scenic wonderland of wide-open spaces, thick forests and stunningly beautiful beaches. Because it’s a leisurely road trip from any major city, there’s another perk: It always feels like you’ve got the place to yourself.

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3 Perfect Days in Bandon, Oregon

Stretching over 350 miles, Oregon's coastline is immense and varied. With the rush of Portland and Vancouver residents who to head to the beach, northern beaches are often crowded and hectic. For those looking to escape the crowd and to create some new memories, consider driving a little further to the southern coast. We've put together a three-day itinerary for Bandon, Oregon, that's worth the mileage. Historic homes, empty trails, calm beaches, and sunsets that will leave you gobsmacked await!

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See the Dunes that inspired “Dune” on the Southern Oregon Coast

by Andrew Dickson, June 2022 There are so many reasons to visit the Southern Oregon Coast but the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is at the top of any short list. It’s one of the largest dunes in the world,...

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Cool Stuff That Washes Up on Oregon Beaches

Take a walk on the beach to get a glimpse of Oregon’s marine ecosystems. You can explore the ecology of the Oregon Coast by simply taking a walk. Twice a day, every day, the tides sweep in and out, carrying...

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Events on the South Coast

Nov 24 - Dec 31, 2022

Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park

Charleston, OR
Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2022

Bandon Cookie Cutter Crawl

Bandon, OR
Nov 25 - Dec 27, 2022

Nature’s Coastal Holiday Festival of Lights

Brookings, OR

Featured Spots

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Coos Bay Visitor Information Center

Stop in for information on all the things you can see and do in the Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston, Oregon area.  The Coos Bay Visitor Information Center is managed by the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau.

50 Central Ave
Coos Bay, OR

(541)269-0215
Email us (info[at]oregonsadventurecoast[dot]com)

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Captain Clameron’s Excursions

Join Captain Clameron’s Excursions for high quality educational programs, demonstrations, intimate guided tours, and informative and entertaining talks on various recreational opportunities on the Central Oregon Coast. Popular excursions include clamming & mussel, crabbing or fishing excursions, bridge walking tours,...

Brookings, OR

541-654-1633
Email us (captainclameron[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Powers Market

Located in the heart of Powers, Oregon Powers market has been family owned and operated since 1950. Stop by for all your shopping needs and don’t forget to try their famous pork sausage. Open daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

409 2nd Avenue
Powers, OR

(541)439-2321
Email us (powers[dot]market[dot]inc[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Coos Art Museum

Founded by local artists in 1966, Coos Art Museum is the third oldest art museum in Oregon and the only one on its coast. Housed in a 1936 art deco building it features seven galleries with up to 24 changing...

235 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR

541-267-3901
Email us (info[at]coosart[dot]org)

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Curry Historical Society Museum

History of Oregon’s south coast history of early societies and communities.

29419 Ellensburg Av (Hwy 101)
Gold Beach, OR

541-247-9396

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Scream N Reelz Guide Service

Enjoy a guided fishing experience in Southern Oregon with Scream N Reelz Guide Service.

Brookings, OR

541-254-4378
Email us (Nat[at]screamnreelz[dot]com)

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Tseriadun State Recreation Site

Tseriadun (pronounced serry-AH-dun) is popular with visitors stretching their legs on the miles-long beach, agate collectors (there's a reason the community calls it Agate Beach) and photographers intent on capturing the perfect shots of offshore rocks and headlands. Long ago,...

Port Orford, OR

800-551-6949

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South Coast Bicycles

South Coast Bicycles offers new bikes and related parts, apparel and accessories and bike repairs, as well as bike rentals – including fat bike rentals.

805 2nd St. SE
Bandon, OR

(541) 347-1995

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O.H. Hinsdale Rhododendron Garden

Hinsdale Garden is a 55-acre rhododendron garden located on the Umpqua River just outside of Reedsport on Highway 38. It’s filled with rare and vintage rhododendrons. Hinsdale Garden is committed to promoting activities that will educate, preserve, enhance and encourage...

48043 OR-38 Reedsport, OR 97467
Reedsport, OR

(541)756-0100

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End of the Rogue Guide Service

32774 Cedar Valley Rd
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 247-2049
Email us (carpentershaun59[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Lake Of The Woods Lookout

Lake of the Woods Lookout is surrounded by mountainous terrain, forested hillsides and spectacular views within the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in southwestern Oregon. The flat-roofed cabin was originally a “ground house” located on Barklow Mountain in the Powers Ranger...

Agness, OR

541-247-3600

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Hoffman Memorial State Wayside

Hoffman Memorial Myrtle Grove is a shaded glen canopied with spectacular myrtlewood trees. There's no drinking water at the park. The myrtlewood tree is a relative of the bay laurel. Many people cook with myrtlewood leaves in place of bay...

Myrtle Point, OR

800-551-6949

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