Stretching for about 100 miles from Lincoln City to Florence and Winchester Bay, Central Oregon Coast Beaches comprise an array of extremely diverse scenery and landscapes. Ranging from basalt outcropping, tree-top cliffs, and colossal sea stacks to flat sand areas, extensive dunes, and broad gravel bars, you can see it all here in Oregon!

Oregon's mid-coast is a place to enjoy breathtaking Pacific beauty, observe wildlife, hike, fish, surf waves, sandboard dunes, collect agates, explore coastal towns, 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.

Salem and Eugene, the second-largest cities of Oregon, are just a little over an hour of driving to Central Oregon Coast Beaches. That means warmer summer months, weekends, and holidays bring more people to the beaches and towns. However, even in the busiest time of the year when well-known and popular beaches are crowded, you can find a beautiful seashore that offers seclusion and relaxation. Luckily, Oregon beaches are all-season tourist destinations.

The Oregon Coast is a magical place in the winter. A winter weekend on the coast might involve watching the gray whales migrating to the south and back, exploring tidepools, beachcombing, or just enjoying a dramatic show of huge waves crashing ashore.



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...

Fogarty Creek
Fogarty Creek Beach- Oregon CoastAgate HuntingTidepool exploringHiking Oregon

 

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

Moolack Beach
Moolack Beach - Oregon CoastAgate HuntingHiking OregonSurfing

 

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

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

 

One of many incredible natural Oregon wonders...

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...

Devils Punchbowl
Devils Punchbowl - Otter RockPhotographingSurfingFishing Oregon

 

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

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...

Seal Rock Beach
Seal Rock - Oregon CoastTidepool ExploringHiking OregonWildlife Viewing

 

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



Waldport, Yachats, & Florence

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...

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...

Sea Lions Caves
Sea Lion Caves - FlorencePhotographingWildlife Viewing

 

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

Woahink Lake
Woahink Lake - Honeyman State ParkSwimmingFishing OregonBoating

 

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

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...

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...

Cleawox Lake
Cleawox LakeSwimmingFishing OregonBoating

 

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

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



Attention Fellow Beachgoers

Unfortunately, our beautiful Pacific Northwest beaches are stained with trash, especially plastic. We, at Oregon Discovery, as well as other unaffiliated groups of nature lovers made a commitment to do our part in keeping our beaches clean, but we need your help too!

Every time you go out to enjoy nature at your favorite spot, please bring a garbage bag or two and help us pick up garbage. Even picking up a little bit here and there will make a huge difference long term.

Please, help us save our beautiful nature for the generations to come!

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