The Central Oregon Coast Beaches stretch approximately 100 miles from Lincoln City to Florence and Winchester Bay, offering a diverse range of landscapes and scenery. From basalt outcroppings, tree-top cliffs, and colossal sea stacks to flat sand areas, extensive dunes, and broad gravel bars, the coastline of Oregon's mid-coast showcases the full spectrum of coastal beauty.

Visitors to the area can immerse themselves in the breathtaking Pacific scenery, observe wildlife, hike along coastal trails, fish in the ocean, surf the waves, sandboard on the dunes, collect agates, explore charming coastal towns, visit historic lighthouses, and much more.

The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway on Highway 101 follows along the Pacific Ocean through the coastal towns of Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats, and Florence.

Located just over an hour's drive from Salem and Eugene, Oregon's second-largest cities, the Central Oregon Coast Beaches attract visitors year-round. While warmer summer months, weekends, and holidays tend to draw more people to the beaches and towns, even during the busiest times, it's possible to find a beautiful and secluded shoreline for relaxation and solitude. Oregon beaches are beloved all-season tourist destinations, offering something special in every season.

Winter on the Oregon Coast is particularly magical. Visitors can witness the awe-inspiring sight of gray whales migrating along the coast, explore tidepools teeming with marine life, comb the beaches for treasures washed ashore, or simply marvel at the dramatic display of waves crashing against the shore. Whether it's a summer getaway or a winter retreat, the Oregon Coast promises unforgettable experiences for all who visit.

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Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, & Newport

Roads End Beach
Roads End Beach - Lincoln CityTidepool ExploringHiking OregonBiking Oregon


A northernmost stretch of beaches within the Lincoln City limits...

Nelscott Beach
Nelscott BeachAgate HuntingTidepool exploringFishing Oregon


A stretch along the southern part of Lincoln City with beachcombing opportunity...

Devils Punchbowl
Devils Punchbowl - Otter RockPhotographingSurfingFishing Oregon


A unique geological wonder located between Depoe Bay and Newport...

Fogarty Creek
Fogarty Creek Beach- Oregon CoastAgate HuntingTidepool exploringHiking Oregon


A scenic cove beach with beachcombing, hiking, fishing, and picnicking opportunities...

Cobble Beach
Cobble Beach - Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural AreaTidepool ExploringWildlife ViewingPhotographing


One of many incredible natural Oregon wonders...

Nye Beach
Nye Beach Newport Oregon CoastPhotographingHistorical Landmarks OregonHiking Oregon


A historical beachfront of Newport...

Yaquina Bay State Park
Yaquina Bay State ParkPhotographingHistorical Landmarks OregonHiking Oregon


A home of the historical lighthouse...

Gleneden Beach
Schoolhouse Creek at Glenden BeachAgate HuntingHiking OregonSurfing


A great place near Lincoln City and Depoe Bay to hike, collect agates, and enjoy the ocean...

Otter Crest Beach
Otter Crest BeachPhotographingHiking OregonWildlife Viewing


A a small beach nestled between Devils Punchbowl Arch and Finger Rock...

Beverly Beach
Beverly Beach State ParkAgate HuntingHiking OregonCamping


A place where all can fulfill their hiking and beachcombing needs...

Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Yaquina Head Lighthouse - Oregon CoastHistorical Landmarks OregonHiking OregonWildlife Viewing


The tallest and one of the oldest active lighthouses on the Oregon Coast...

Agate Beach
Agate Beach Newport Oregon CoastPhotographingHistorical Landmarks OregonHiking Oregon


Together with Nye Beach, creates nearly 5 miles of shoreline...

Moolack Beach
Moolack Beach - Oregon CoastAgate HuntingHiking OregonSurfing


A delightful place to enjoy the ocean, hike, and collect rocks...

Seal Rock Beach
Seal Rock - Oregon CoastTidepool ExploringHiking OregonWildlife Viewing


Fantastic shoreline with small islands, reefs, sea stacks, and the huge Elephant Rock...

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Yaquina Bay LighthouseHistorical Landmarks OregonHiking OregonWildlife Viewing


The second-oldest standing lighthouse in Oregon...

Places to Stay on the Central Oregon Coast

Waldport, Yachats, Florence, & Winchester Bay

Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
Smelt Sands State Recreation Site BeachPhotographingAgate HuntingTidepool exploring


Fantastic views, interesting history, rugged beaches, and cool adventures...

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
Neptune State Scenic ViewpointPhotographingAgate HuntingTidepool exploring


A protected marine area comprises three beaches and four pullouts...

Cape Perpetua
Cape Perpetua ShelterPhotographingHiking OregonHistorical Landmarks Oregon


A unique landmark features rocky beaches, tide pools, spouting horns, and mysterious Thor's Well...

Strawberry Hill Wayside
Strawberry Hill WaysideAgate HuntingTidepool exploringWildlife Viewing


A hidden beach with a rugged landscape and a variety of wildlife...

Stonefield Beach
Stonefield Beach AgatesAgate HuntingHiking OregonTidepool exploring


A secluded beautiful place offering excellent beachcombing...

Carl Washburne State Park
Carl Washburne Agate HuntingAgate HuntingHiking OregonCamping


A great coastal area for hiking, camping, and beachcombing...

Heceta Head Lighthouse
Heceta Head LighthouseHistorical Landmarks OregonHiking OregonWildlife Viewing


A historic lighthouse with the strongest beam on the Oregon Coast...

Sea Lions Caves
Sea Lion Caves - FlorencePhotographingWildlife Viewing


America's largest sea cave is a natural seasonal home to Steller sea lions...

Umpqua River Lighthouse
Umpqua River LighthouseHistorical Landmarks OregonWildlife ViewingPhotographing


An active lighthouse with its unique history...

Yachats State Recreation Area
Yachats State Recreation Area Beach Pacific Ocean Scenic ViewPhotographingAgate HuntingTidepool exploring


A scenic coastal wonderland at the mouth of the Yachats River...

Spouting Horn and Thor's Well at Cook's Chasm
Cape Perpetua - Thors WellPhotographingTidepool ExploringHiking Oregon


Crashing waves, saltwater explosions, foaming cisterns, and the magic sinkhole Thor's Well...

Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach OregonAgate HuntingTidepool exploringWildlife Viewing


A small charming beach at the mouth of Cummins Creek...

Bob Creek Beach
Bob Creek BeachAgate HuntingTidepool exploringHiking Oregon


A picturesque section of the coastline with basalt slabs, tide pools, cliffs, and caves...

Big Creek Beach
Big Creek AgatesAgate HuntingHiking Oregon


A section of the coastline is popular among agate collectors...

Hobbit Beach
Hobbit BeachTidepool ExploringHiking OregonPhotographing


A secluded sandy beach at the scenic Heceta Head...

Cleawox Lake
Cleawox LakeSwimmingFishing OregonBoating


A natural warm lake offers activities for the entire family...

Woahink Lake
Woahink Lake - Honeyman State ParkSwimmingFishing OregonBoating


The deepest coastal lakes with a boat ramp and roped-off swimming area...

Lake Marie
Lake MarieSwimmingFishing OregonBoating


A serene coastal lake with relatively warm water and a sandy beach...

North Oregon Coast Beaches & Landmarks

Cannon Beach CityThe breathtaking North Oregon Coast is about 100 miles long extending from the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria to the Pacific City. Despite such a relatively short stretch of the coast, the variety of landscapes here is truly remarkable. You can see massive dunes, dense old-growth forests, expansive sandy beaches, towering sea stacks, broad gravel bars, and weathered basalt cliffs.


South Oregon Coast Beaches & Landmarks

Otter Point & Agate Beach (Otter Point State Recreation Site)South Oregon Coast Beaches stretch from North Bend and Coos Bay all the way down to the California border. The South Oregon Coast is an amazing destination, full of natural beauty with breathtaking shorelines, picturesque hiking trails, and a variety of places to visit that are sure to make your trip memorable.


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