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The Oregon Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It runs generally north–south along the Pacific Ocean, forming the western border of the state; the region is bounded to the east by the Oregon Coast Range. The Oregon Coast stretches approximately 363 miles (584 km) from the Columbia River in the north to the California state border in the south. The Oregon Coast is not a specific geological, environmental, or political entity, but instead includes the entire coastline of Oregon, including the Columbia River Estuary. The Oregon Beach Bill of 1967 allows free beach access to everyone. This bill allows private beach landowners to retain certain beach land rights, but it removes the property tax obligation of the beach landowner. In exchange, the beach landowner grants an easement passage to pedestrians. The Beach Bill grants a public access easement on the beach that cannot be taken away by the landowner; nor can the landowner build on the beach. Traditionally, the Oregon Coast is regarded as three distinct sub–regions, each with its own local features and regional history. While there are no legal or objective boundaries, Oregonians consider the three regions to be: The North Coast, which stretches from the Columbia River to Cascade Head. The Central Coast, which stretches from Cascade Head to Reedsport. The South Coast, which stretches from Reedsport to the Oregon–California border. The largest city along the Oregon Coast is Coos Bay—population 16,000—in Coos County on the South Coast. U.S. Route 101 is the primary highway from Astoria to Brookings, and is known for its scenic overlooks of the Pacific Ocean. There are over 80 state parks and recreation areas along the Oregon Coast. However, there are only a few highways that cross the Coast Range from the interior to the coast: US 30, US 26, OR 6, US 20, OR 18, OR 34, OR 126, OR 38, and OR 42. OR 18 and US 20 are considered two of the most dangerous roads in the state. The Oregon Coast includes Clatsop County, Tillamook County, Lincoln County, western Lane County, western Douglas County, Coos County, and Curry County.

Places to Visit near Oregon Coast


Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint

Perfect place to see the giant, face-shaped rock on the Oregon coast. There is an American Indian legend  about this spot- some say they hear a maiden's voice on the wind, and standing on the cliff overlooking the ocean you can easily pick out the face on Face Rock. There is a well-kept trail to the beach, and several rocky intertidal areas to explore at low tide.

Peter Iredale Shipwreck

The Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. It was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River channel. Wreckage is still visible, making it a popular tourist attraction as one of the most accessible shipwrecks of the Graveyard of the Pacific. The ship was named after Peter Iredale, who not only owned the vessel as part of his shipping fleet, but was also a well-known figure in Liverpool, England, where his business was headquartered. The ship was built in Maryport in June 1890, by R. Ritson & Co Ltd for P. Iredale & Porter. It weighed 2,075 tons and measured 87 meters (285 ft) in length and was fashioned from steel plates on an iron frame. It had royal sails above double top and topgallant sails, and was the largest vessel built by Ritson. The ship was originally commanded by Captain G.A. Brown and later by Captain H. Lawrence. Sailing from Salina Cruz, Mexico, on or about September 26, 1906, the Peter Iredale was bound for Portland, Oregon with 1,000 tons of ballast and a crew of 27, including two stowaways. The voyage up the coast was unremarkable until the night of October 25, when Captain H. Lawrence sighted the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at 3:20 a.m. local time. The crew altered course first east-northeast and then northeast to enter the mouth of the Columbia River in thick mist and a rising tide. Under strong winds out of the west, an attempt was made to wear the ship away from shore, but a heavy northwest squall grounded the Peter Iredale on Clatsop Sands (now called Clatsop Spit). High seas and wind drove the ship ashore. A lifeboat was dispatched from Hammond, Oregon and assisted in evacuating the sailors, who were tended to at Fort Stevens. No casualties occurred in the accident. A Naval Court inquiry was held in Astoria on November 12 and 13, 1906, by the British Vice-Consulate to determine the cause of the wreck. After investigating, no blame was placed on Lawrence and the crew for the loss, and he and his officers were commended for their attempts to save the ship. There was little damage to the hull and plans were made to tow the ship back to sea, but after several weeks waiting for favorable weather and ocean conditions, the ship had listed to the port (left) and become embedded in the sands. She was sold for scrap. All that remains is the bow, a few ribs, and a couple of masts. The rudder is sitting in the parking lot at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in nearby Astoria. Captain Lawrence's final toast to his ship was: "May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands."

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean. Great for all ages, this trip will give you a glimpse into history.  The Oregon Coast Scenic RR in the brain child of OCSR President Scott Wickert. It has been his vision of a steam railroad and a logging/antique railroad equipment museum that has brought this group together. All of this was to simply keep these pieces of history available for the public to learn from and to appreciate. It was with tremendous help from his family, friends, and the community members that OCSR was built. In 2002 Scott Wickert entered an agreement with the Port of Tillamook Bay RR to bring his steam locomotive, CLC #2, to Tillamook to begin steam train operations in 2003. For the first two years OCSR was operated as a part of the POTB. During this time the paperwork was underway to incorporate OCSR as a non-profit museum. In 2004 the IRS granted OCSR's application for non-profit status.In 2005 OCSR began moving away from the POTB and operating as an independant entity. By 2006 OCSR was large enough to take over the majority of POTB's passenger operations and begining in 2007 OCSR was on its own and continues to grow.

Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

The Museum was organized for the purpose of preserving the history of Cannon Beach by seeking, collecting, and protecting historical memorabilia of all kinds, by recording oral histories, and by making these materials available to the public whenever possible. We invite you to explore our many programs and resources for historical study, read our newsletters, get the stamp of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, learn how you can volunteer or support the Museum, view historic Cannon Beach photos, or shop history in the online gift shop. Stop by for a visit to the Museum, located on the corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach, and let a little history into your life. Open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Oregon Coast


Harris Beach State Park

epic coastal stacks and campsites

Harris Beach was named after the Scottish pioneer George Harris who settled here in the late 1880s to raise sheep and cattle.  The park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast.  Bird Island (also called Goat Island) is a National Wildlife Sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin.  The park offers sandy beaches interspersed with rocky outcroppings harboring interesting tidepools with their wide variety of life.  Sea stacks dot the ocean just off shore. The park's beauty changes with the seasons.  Many people are drawn to the powerful and dramatic winter storms; others seek the green and fragrant spring.  Summer is the time to bring your kites, shovels and pails with dry days of sun and occasional fog.  Fall is often the best time of year with clearer, warm days and gorgeous sunsets.  Wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant, with gray whales on their winter and spring migrations, Harbor seals, California sea lions, sea birds and the rich marine gardens.  All-in-all making this park a fascinating stop for camping or beachcombing.

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Astoria / Warrenton / Seaside KOA Resort

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Welcome to the ocean, the history and the fun of Oregon's North Coast! Your family will love the many amenities and activities at this KOA. Stay in a Deluxe Cabin. Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub, new outdoor pool, Jumping Pillow, mini golf, playgrounds, rental bikes and dog park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available too. The activities building offers basketball, family movies, board games, Ping-Pong, pool tables and arcade games. Experience themed weekends throughout the year, as well as organized games/crafts all summer long. Step outside your door and discover the lure of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. Spend a day bike riding, kite flying, whale watching, clam digging and beachcombing across the street in historic Fort Stevens. Discover the rich local history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Fort Clatsop. Pool (indoor): Open all year. Pool (outdoor) Memorial Day - October Max pull thru: 90 feet. Your hosts: Recreational Adventures Co.

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