Stretching more than 363 miles, the Oregon Coast is rich and diverse. From deep canyons to imposing mountain peaks, lush forest and rocky coastlines, miles of sandy beaches and secluded bays, and finally areas of desert in the southeastern part of the state. Oregon beach vacations give you the opportunity to experience the majesty and splendor of the northwestern United States as you relax and unwind.
Discover unforgettable beach vacations in Oregon
Thanks to the sheer length of the state's coastline, Oregon beach vacations provide visitors with a huge range of sights and activities to enjoy. Beginning on the north coast, which possesses the longest stretches of unbroken beach, travelers can lie back and relax on the golden sands. For the more adventurous, the Tillamook Water Trail gives travelers a chance to explore forests, idyllic pastures, marshy estuaries and quaint towns.
The central coast of Oregon has less sandy beaches but more sea cliffs, terraces, and bays. Here, many coastal cities and towns draw travelers from across the world. These include Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, and Newport, all of which offer a range of water sports alongside a welcoming small-town atmosphere. Additionally, Newport's Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is an iconic landmark on this part of the coast.
Finally, the south coast stretches all the way to the California border and provides visitors with an opportunity to experience unique sea cliffs and miles of beach. Oregon beach vacations here feature everything from hiking, horseback riding, and fishing, to camping, picnicking, and beach combing along bays and inlets. Alternatively, a trip to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area gives travelers the chance to enjoy many of these outdoor activities as you camp among the dunes. Thrill seekers will jump at the chance to drive off-road vehicles through designated areas.