Oregon Coast Journey

Join me on my journey as I travel up and down the Oregon Coast.

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!

Fun Fact: The Oregon Coast is seperated into 3 regions.

North Coast

The North Coast goes from the Columbia River to Cascade Head.

It is a region of vast forests, rugged coastline, and abundant wildlife. The area is home to more many diverse wildlife- including seals, whales, sea birds and so much more!

The North Coast has many unique characteristics that are unlike any other area in the world.

The North Coast is home to many endangered species. It is also home to one of the largest populations of wild salmon in the world. Salmon runs have been dwindling for decades but are now coming back.

Central Coast

The Central Coast goes from Cascade Head to Reedsport.

This area has many beautiful beaches and coves, a few of which are the:

  • Whale Cove
  • Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Little Creek Cove Scenic Point
  • Tillicum Beach
  • Cape Cove Beach

This area is known for its breathtaking scenery, white sandy beaches, and temperate climate. It also offers great fishing, camping, boating, hiking, and skiing. 

Oh, and don't forget the Whales! Depoe Bay is one of the best places on the Oregon Coast to see our resident Gray Whale population! 

South Coast

The South Coast stretches from Reedsport to the California border. It is a region of rolling hills, small towns, and vineyards.

The Oregon coast is the westernmost point in the contiguous United States.

This area has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, as well as many other species that have adapted to the harsh conditions of the Pacific Northwest.

History Early history Archaeological studies indicate that people first settled in the area as far back as 12,000 BC.

Come Journey The Coast With Me

Come explore the Oregon Coast, with its stunning landscapes and breathtaking beaches. The Pacific Ocean is only a short just over 2-hour drive from Portland’s International Airport.

The Oregon Coast has many places to visit including the famous Astoria Column, a National Historic Landmark. Other popular destinations include beautiful beaches, historical towns, and wildlife.

If you are planning on visiting the coast during the summer months, be sure to bring a raincoat and dress in layers as it can get rainy during the summer. 

If you are planning on coming during any other season make sure to get my free All Seasons Oregon Coast Packing List.