Welcome to the Oregon Coast!

The Oregon Coast is a photographer's dream, a families dream adventure, and a locals haven. From serene beaches and picturesque cliffs to stellar sunsets, there are endless opportunities for capturing those perfect moments that make up our everyday lives here on these shores.

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Travel Tip

The Oregon Coast is a must-see destination for any traveler. With its rugged coastline, beautiful beaches, and charming small towns, there is something for everyone on the Oregon Coast. Here are a few tips to make the most of your visit:

1) Make sure to visit some of the smaller towns along the coast. They offer a more authentic Oregon Coast experience than the larger towns.

2) Drive or bike the Oregon Coast Highway. The views are amazing and it is a great way to see all the different parts of the coast.

3) Visit in the spring or fall. The weather is usually mild and there are fewer tourists

4) Always dress in layers. You never know what the temperature will be.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Going Whale Watching

Unforgettable Wildlife Encounter

Whale watching is an activity that is enjoyed by people of all ages. 

And there's no better place to go whale watching than Oregon. 

With its beautiful coastal scenery and rich marine life, Oregon is a top destination for whale watchers worldwide.

Stay in a one-of-a-kind hotel

Whether you are visiting from nearby Portland or just outside the area, there is plenty to see and do in Newport. 

Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides a unique getaway for those seeking peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

You will not find any large cities anywhere close by either, so if you want to escape the noise, traffic, smog, or other city noises, this could be an ideal location for you. 

Here are our top recommendations for hotels in Newport if you plan on exploring this coastal town that has something special going on all year round.


The Top Unique Hotels in Newport, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is famous for its dramatic coastline. Winding roads follow the contours of cliffs that drop steeply into the Pacific Ocean.

The Goonies


Kindergarten Cop

Point Break

Free Willy


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

The Temp

Permanent Record


Cold Weather


Razilee and Elija: Part 3


Artemis Rising

Step by Step

Politics of Sand

Ask Me No Questions


Alien Hunters

Sound and Fury

Alan Bean: Artist, Explorer, Moonwalker

Soul Collectors


Oregon Film Feature

If you love crowds and sun visit during the summer time. Winter can also be a great time to visit you may see dramatic waves and even some light snowfall. Each month offers something new to see at the Coast!

There are so many great things to do on the Oregon Coast! You could spend days exploring tide pools, hiking through coastal forests, or simply relaxing on one of the many beautiful beaches. Don't forget to enjoy some of the fresh seafood while here!

Dress in layers. Whether you are here in the Summer or rainy season you never know what weather you are going to run into.

The average temperature is in the 60s, while in the winter it hovers around 50 degrees. The Oregon Coast is notorious for its foggy days, so come prepared with layered clothing.

There are so many different activities to do on the coast! From hiking and biking to fishing and crabbing. You can go whale watching or visit one of the many lighthouses that dot the coastline. Other popular activities include exploring tide pools, visiting coastal towns and visiting museums.

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A Note From Melinda

Hello! I'm the creator of Oregoncoastjourney.com, a website dedicated to locals and those visiting our amazing coast.

Raising my family here on the Oregon Coast and living here for so many years has made me passionate about this place we call home. I love exploring every corner of our coastline and sharing what I find with others.

I'm a writer, photographer, and lover of all things outdoors.

Just last week I went out for dinner with my Sister and her family. We got to sit there and watch as the fisherman threw fish to the Seals. There were at least 10 seals waiting their turn for the next fish!  This is just one of the many amazing adventures you get to have while on the Oregon Coast!

Whether you're a local looking for some insider tips or just visiting and want to know the best places to eat, shop, play, or stay, you'll find everything you need right here on Oregoncoastjourney.com!

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