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Oregon Coast

Quick Escape: Seaside on the Oregon Coast

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If you’re looking for an old school beach resort town, look no further than Seaside, Oregon. This is the real deal, where you can munch on saltwater taffy as you stroll the beach boardwalk hand in hand, watching the sunset behind Tillamook head. Seaside’s status as the premiere  Oregon Coast beach resort was sealed over a century ago […]

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Quick Escape: Depoe Bay on the Oregon Coast

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Forget sandy beaches: This wild stretch of the Oregon coast is all about frothy waves crashing into basalt headlands. Depoe Bay straddles Highway 101 along a dramatic stretch of Oregon’s central coast. The larger beach towns of Newport and Lincoln City sit to the south and north, respectively. Perhaps because of its proximity to these more populous […]

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Q: Where to Go on the Oregon Coast without Crowds?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: We feel dizzy looking at all the great little towns and parks along the Oregon Coast, but we’ve only got two nights to make a sidetrip there this September (we’ll be in Portland for a wedding). Can you recommend a small seaside town on the Oregon Coast where we can experience local beach culture without […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Beverly Beach and Yaquina Head

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I love this year-round central Oregon Coast trip because it combines a really nice campground experience (with yurts!) and plenty of good beach exploring. Devil’s Punchbowl is just to the north of the state park campground, and Yaquina Head Natural Area with Oregon’s tallest lighthouse is just to the south. And it’s right by the town […]

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Getaway Guide to Astoria, Oregon

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It rains a lot in Astoria, Oregon, as anyone familiar with the winter of 1805 according to Lewis and Cla rk well knows. The rich shades of grey found in Astoria’s sky probably provide inspiration for Benjamin Moore. But when the sun comes out (and it does, trust) this small maritime city is spectacular. And very well-caffeinated. […]

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Destination: Oceanside

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Looking for a place on the northern Oregon Coast off the beaten path? Go to Oceanside, a quaint little beach town eight miles west of Tillamook. In summer, Oceanside makes a terrific home base for exploring the greater Tillamook area’s many parks and trails, from the Bayocean Spit to the north, to Cape Lookout and […]

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Razor Clamming Season Begins on the Washington Coast

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To learn all about razor clamming, including what equipment and license you need and how to use the gear to dig for clams, check out Northwest TripFinder’s Guide to Razor Clamming. Get out your clamming tube! This year may just be a record razor clam season at some Washington state beaches.   Digging days and evening low […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Beverly Beach State Park

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Just to the north of Newport is a fantastic but popular camping destination, Beverly Beach State Park. You’ll camp in some lovely woods on the east side of Highway 101, but only a short distance away through a tunnel is a stretch of beach that offers miles of roaming and beachcombing. Just to the north is […]

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GO: Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

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If ever you have needed a heavy dose of scenery, this place will deliver. It’s one of the Oregon Coast’s top attractions for a number of reasons, and its rugged, beautiful scenery tops the list. The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is over 2700 acres in size and sits just two miles south of the awesome […]

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Q: Where to Eat in Seaside, Oregon?

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We know you have questions, so here’s the deal: You ask, we’ll answer. Sweet, huh? Whatever your Northwest travel inquiry, we will put on our concierge hats and try our best to answer you. Ask your question any time here; we will answer questions on Mondays. Dear TripFinder, We’re going to Seaside, Oregon this week and looking for […]

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