The Oregon Coast
Lush evergreen forests, picturesque coastal scenery, rugged cliffs, impressive sand dunes and vast sandy beaches await you along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, US Highway 101. The Oregon coast has fully developed resort communities with every possible amenity, as well as quiet coastal towns where the loudest sounds you'll hear are waves on the shoreline and seagulls overhead. The down-home environment of hospitality every season of the year makes the Oregon coast memorable.
There are many recreational opportunities from fishing, cycling, flying a kite on the beach, scuba diving, hiking through old-growth forests, windsurfing and surfing, beachcombing, whale and bird watching... the list is endless. There are also many coastal attractions including aquariums, art galleries, theaters and festivals, parades and poetry readings. Nearly a dozen lighthouses dot the Oregon coast and you'll find hundreds of parks to explore. The solitude of the quiet months on the coast bring relaxing stretches of peaceful beaches, untouched tide pools, spectacular sunsets and nights beneath star-strewn skies. Storm watching during winter months captures your breath, as crashing waves pound the rocky beaches and send water shooting into the sky.