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Southern Oregon Coast
The Beautiful Southern Oregon Coast
If you have ever traveled along the Oregon coast then you already know how beautiful it is. If you haven't traveled along Highway 101 through the small and charming towns that dot the Oregon coast then you don't know what you have been missing.
Of course growing up in the last little town along the Oregon coast before entering California may have made me a little biased. Although born in Medford, Oregon I spent most of my life in Brookings, Oregon. I have moved away several times for various reasons but I seem to always end up back in Brookings.
As much as I love living there, the people, the scenery and the environment, it is not the only town along the Oregon coast that is truly magnificent. Towns like Gold Beach, Bandon, Florence, Newport, Lincoln City, Tillamook, Seaside and Astoria all have much the same thing to offer for both those who live there and those who are just visiting.
Arch Rock Brookings, Oregon
Oregon Coast Activities
Things to do on the Coast
The Oregon coast has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of the United States, the people are extremely friendly and with lush forests and lots of good hiking trails both along the coast and through the mountains that serve as a backdrop to the coastline, there is something for everyone to fall in love with.
Maybe you would enjoy chartering a deep sea fishing trip or fishing for salmon along the Chetco or Rogue river. How about a little windsurfing at Floras lake just outside of Bandon or maybe touring the Tillamook cheese factory. How about a day spent crabbing of the Jetty of Gold Beach or a guided tour of the sand dunes in Florence.
Camping is another popular activity along the Oregon coast and there are many great campgrounds all along the coast. Brookings has the ever popular Harris Beach State Park which is a favorite among tourists. This is also a popular spot to do some whale watching.
Sea Lions on the Gold Beach Docks
Oregon Coast wildlife
What You Might See
If you love wild life then the Oregon coast has a lot to offer, from whale watching to spotting large herds of elk to deer walking down the main street of Brookings to sea lions on the docks of Gold Beach.
If plants, flowers and trees are your thing you will find plenty of those too. When it comes to trees some of the varieties that you will find are Alder, Douglas Fir, Cypress, Giant Sequoia, Hemlock, Madrone, Myrtle and many, many others.
The Oregon coast has a large variety of flowers as well, In fact Brookings is known as the "Home of the Winter Flowers" and has a yearly festival called the Azalea Festival.
Oregon Black Tail Deer
Brookings, Oregon Fishermen
Choose The Oregon Coast for Your Next Vacation
Enjoy Your Stay
With mild summers and winters the Oregon coast is a great spot to vacation any time of year. You will find all sorts of activities to keep you busy and an environment that will leave you feeling calm and relaxed.
Whether it is camping in the summer or staying in one of the beautiful Oregon coast hotels that you will find in every town along the coastline you are sure to have a wonderful vacation experience.