Welcome to Oregon Coast

Thanks to a far-sighted government in the 1910s, Oregon's 363-mile Pacific Coast was set aside as public land and strung with more than 70 state parks and protected areas. The northern Oregon coast has developed more quickly than the southern end, offering travelers a choice between bustling beach resorts and blissfully laid-back retreats. Everyone from campers to gourmet lovers will find a plethora of ways to enjoy this exceptional region.

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Oregon Coast activities

$446 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 day Tour from Eugene to the Oregon Coast

We will leave Eugene at 9:00 am and make our way to the town of Depot Bay where you will be able to visit the Whale Watching Center and hopefully see humpback and/or grey whales spouting and breaching in the Pacific Ocean! You will have time to explore the quaint and beautiful downtown area and have lunch while here.    After lunch we will drive south along the Pacific Coast Highway, and follow the Otter Crest Scenic Loop with a stop at Cape Foulweather.  The rocky bluffs of this coastal stretch are dramatic along this winding three-mile section of the old Coast Highway, two miles south of Depoe Bay. We will continue south to Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.  From exploring tide pools teeming with life to witnessing Oregon’s tallest lighthouse, there is something for every visitor at Yaquina Head. Next we will visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium. While here make sure to visit the largest population of sea otters in the state of Oregon, the Harbor Seals and Sea lions, the open-air/walk-through aviary, and the Aquarium’s Passages of the Deep exhibit which allows the visitor to literally immerse themselves in the ocean realm that exists right off the Oregon coast. A series of underwater walkways leads the visitor from the dark, quiet canyons of the Orford Reef, through the sparkling and teeming waters of Halibut Flats, and finally into the vast blue expanse of the Open Sea.  These are just a few of the exhibits that the aquarium offers! We will end the day by checking in at our Newport hotel.  You will have the rest of the evening free to walk on the beach, explore the historic Bayfront, or walk to the Nye Beach area and enjoy unique shopping, dining, and the arts. On the morning of day #2 we will have breakfast in our hotel and then stop at the Yaquina Bay Bridge so that you can take pictures of this Newport icon. The bridge stands 135 feet above sea level, and spans 3,260 feet between downtown Newport and the South Beach area.  As we continue driving south there will be several stopping opportunities for pictures, short walks, beaches and dramatic geologic formations that may include (all weather permitting):  Devils Churn, Cape Perpetua, Cook’s Chasm, Thor’s Well, and Bob Creek.Next we will visit the Historic Old Town district of Florence, an inland coastal village originally built on docks lining the Siuslaw river banks. Florence and the Siuslaw river are the Northern border of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area spanning 40 miles  south along the Pacific with dunes as high as 500 feet. The Oregon Dunes are a unique area of windswept sand that is the result of millions of years of wind and rain erosion on the Oregon Coast. These are the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. Return to Eugene

$130 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Oregon Coast Brewery Tour

After being picked up at your downtown Portland hotel you will enjoy watching the ships pass along the Columbia River as you sample from two of the following Astoria breweries, where you can also purchase lunch. • Wet Dog Cafe & Brewery • Buoy Beer Company • Fort George Brewery • Rogue Ales Public House The staff at each of these breweries will be available to answer questions on the history and selected beers offered.After lunch we depart for Cannon Beach. A quaint little beach town with shops, art galleries, restaurants and candy shops for fresh made salt water taffy. Take in all the scenic beauty Cannon Beach has to offer. Just minute away our tour guide will take you to Haystack Rock. A large basalt monolith that is protected as a marine wildlife sanctuary and important nesting birding site for Tufted Puffins, Cormorants, gulls more. This Rock is the most photographed monolith on the Oregon coast.Before returning to Portland we will make one last stop for sampling at either of the following in Cannon Beach: • Pelican Brewery • Public Coast Brewing Company This is only a glimpse of what Oregon has to offer along the Oregon Coast…At the end of the day we will drop you at your downtown Portland hotel. 

Oregon Coast in detail