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Hot Spot | Oregon's Central Coast

Travel to Oregon's Central Coast

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Central coast of Oregon is a true hot spot. Stretching from Lincoln City in the north down to Yachats in the south. Visitors to this region will find beautiful sandy beaches, stunning evergreen forests and much more. Travelers can enjoy all of the beauty of the Pacific Ocean in this beautiful landscape.

Lincoln City, located on the northern end of the Central Coast of Oregon, is a great tourist destination. The town is a great destination for shopping and dining. In addition, there are plenty of galleries with handblown glass and other local art galleries. Lincoln City's beaches are a lot of fun for the whole family. The beaches are great for beach combing, exploring tide pools, clamming, crabbing, surfing, whale watching and much more.

Traveling south, Depoe Bay is another wonderful beach community. Surrounded by cliffs and state parks, this community is a great stop during a Central Oregon vacation. The town is a fantastic whale-watching destination, with grey whales living in the area for about 10 months of the year. Visitors to Depoe Bay can also learn about the history of the small fishing harbor, which has a bridge and walkway for spectators to watch the vessels coming in to the port.

Beverly Beach State Park is a fun family attraction. Visitors walk under the highway on the walkway to access the long sandy beach, which stretches from Yaquina Head to Otter Rock. The sandy beach is great for all sorts of beach activities, including building sand castles, surfing, and especially flying kites when the wind is good.

As travelers continue south along Oregon's Central Coast they can stop in beautiful Newport. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful Newport beaches, but there are many other fun activities to enjoy while staying in Newport. Children will love the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Newport is also a good destination to enjoy some arts and culture along the trip, with a symphony orchestra and many art galleries. Fishing and crabbing are also fun activities to enjoy while in Newport. The city is actually an important spot for commercial fishing on the Oregon Coast and there are many different charter options for visitors. Newport also has lighthouses, and access to many other fun outdoor activities.

Yachats, on the southern end of the Central Coast is a great spot to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the wonderful beachside community. The area is great for fossil hunting, birdwatching, clamming and exploring tidepools. This region has some amazing tidepools, with blow holes and other fascinating sites. Visitors to the area should also be sure to stop at the nearby Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, with some amazing viewpoints, including the Cape Perpetua Overlook.

Visitors to this region can also travel a little farther south to explore the stunning Sea Lion Caves. This is the world's largest sea cave and is a fantastic attraction. Travelers can take tours of Sea Lion Caves and see the Stellar sea lions that make the cave their home. Visitors will also see plenty of birds and many other fascinating sites while touring the cave.

Oregon's Central Coast is a fantastic destination in the northwest. Visitors can enjoy all of the fun activities found on the sandy beaches, and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean. In addition, the region is filled with opportunities for recreation and exploring the region's beautiful nature. With wonderful beachside communities, national forests, parks, sandy beaches, tidepools and much more, this is an ideal spot to enjoy all that Oregon has to offer.

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