Located along the Pacific Ocean, the majestic 363 miles of coastline that makes up the Oregon Coast plays host to several distinct cities. The stunning coastline filled with endless public beaches make it a popular spot for those looking for outdoor activities and water sports, such as scuba diving, surfing, and fishing. A former 18th century Spanish stronghold, the area still boasts multi cultural roots to the present day. Although Oregon is a fun-loving place, you can see its scarred history throughout the area. As one of the only US states to receive hostile attack during World War II, there is a darker side to it too, which travelers to the area can explore further. Nature lovers will love Coos Bay, and the opportunity to spot majestic grey whales on their migration from Alaska to Mexico each year.
Oregon Coast is made up of three distinct areas, spanning central, north, and south Oregon. All of these have unique identities. The South Oregon coast is home to rugged coastline, whale spotting at Coos Bay, and pretty seaside towns. Stay near the Bandon old town to enjoy antique shopping and chilled out nightlife.
For fishing and a far more genteel vibe, stop by Central Oregon, where you can enjoy family-friendly sites, like the Sea Lion Caves, home to the Steller’s sea lion in the winter. Another sight of the area is the beautiful Yaquina Head Lighthouse, in the Newport area.
Lastly, the Northern Oregon coast is the place to follow in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark discovery expedition of 1806. Head to Cannon beach and enjoy delicious saltwater taffy, while you squish your toes in super soft sand. To stay as close to the action as possible, stay at one of the fantastic downtown Cannon beach hotels.
With amenities such as free WiFi, breakfast, and soft bedding, you can enjoy comfort at a great price staying in a 3 star hotel in Central Oregon or in South Oregon. If you are looking for a touch more luxury, each are of the Oregon coast offers excellent accommodation options, like this selection in boutique hotels in Central Oregon. Should you be traveling with your pet, why not stay in a pet-friendly hotel in North, South, or Central Oregon?
The easiest way to get to any of the areas within the Oregon Coast is by flying into Portland International Airport, which is easily accessible by road. The airport has direct flights to most of the country and even has several international routes to Canada, UK, and even Japan. For convenience, particularly in case of early or very late flights, opt for hotels near the airport.