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!

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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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Artist Loft Gallery

Beautiful art, pottery, and jewelry from local artists. 

367 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, OR

541-266-8056

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Brookings City Hall Visitor Center

898 Elk Drive
Brookings, OR

(541)469-1103
Email us (lziemer[at]brookings[dot]or[dot]us)

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Avery Mountain Ranches

Avery Mountain Ranches offers high quality, exclusive private land hunts for black tail deer, roosevelt elk, black bear and turkey on an Oregon cattle ranch and leased ground to a limited number of hunters. All hunts are spot and stalk,...

Powers, OR

541-404-7207
Email us (averymountain[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Hanging Rock – Panther Ridge Trails

Panther Ridge Trail: Trail follows an old Native American travel corridor. Most of the trail follows Panther Ridge from Bald Knob to Buck Point. Approximately 95% of this trail is within the Wild Rogue Wilderness, and is closed to any kind...

Powers, OR

(541)618-2200

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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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Robert A Cobb’s Reel Fishing Trips

Imagine yourself fighting an 8ft. Sturgeon! Or perhaps a 25#-30# Chinook Salmon on light tackle. If you are into Steelhead, how about a 8#-20# Winter Steelhead stripping line off of your reel? For summer fun, 100 Smallmouth hooked up in...

621 Crestview Dr
Reedsport, OR

541-271-3850
Email us (reelfishingtrips[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Cape Blanco State Park

Use our extra-large, private, sheltered campsites as your base of operations while you enjoy the Cape Blanco lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours. The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October. The lighthouse tour, managed by the...

Sixes, OR

541-332-2973

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Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint

There is an American Indian legend about this spot. Some say they hear a maiden's voice on the wind, and standing on the cliff overlooking the ocean you can easily pick out the face on Face Rock. There is a...

Bandon, OR

800-551-6949

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Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau

The Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau is the designated destination marketing organization for Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, OR. Under the brand Oregon’s Adventure Coast, the VCB advertises and markets the outdoor recreation and tourist attractions of...

50 Central Avenue
Coos Bay, OR

541-269-0215

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Bastendorff Beach

Bastendorff Beach is a favorite among surfers, kiters, beachcombers and locals and tourists alike. You’ll find an uninterrupted beach and ocean views can be enjoyed here. Bastendorff Beach is defined by Yoakam Head and the south jetty at the entrance of...

Charleston, OR
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Rogue Coast Sportfishing

You’ll find the Rogue River to be one of the best salmon and steelhead fishing rivers in the world making them a thrill to catch as well as top notch table fare. You will experience outstanding year-round salmon and steelhead...

33969 Spud Rd
Agness, OR

(541) 425-7210
Email us (roguecoastsportfishing[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Memory Makers Guide Service

We will take you out on the Rogue River and find a good spot to set the anchor and reel them in. We serve breakfast and lunch while we’re on anchor and when we start trolling the bay we order...

PO Box 1519
Gold Beach, OR

(541) 425-1515
Email us (andersonjohn1954[at]gmail[dot]com)

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