Summer’s in full swing here on The People’s Coast, and at this point in time maybe you’re starting to wonder if you’ve spent nearly enough time experiencing firsthand the wonders of our great Pacific Coast. Well, let’s see if we can help spur you into action. From horseback beach rides and kayak tours to seafood feasts and pirate fetes, we’re bursting at the seams with food, festivals and family fun! So, think you can find enough room in your busy schedule for a grand coastal getaway? Sure you can!
Let’s start with a little food for thought. This month you’ll find the 54th Annual Salmon BBQ in Coos Bay and Seafood Festival in Charleston. Foraged food tips from Chef Justin Willis in Depoe Bay. Freshly made fudge at the Cheese Factory in Tillamook. And, of course, your pick of a cornucopia of fresh local produce at farmers markets up and down the coast.
Feel like horsing around on the beach? Mosey over to Nehalem, Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, Florence or Pistol River, where you can mount up for a tour of the beach on a trained and well-mannered equine. Take it from the horse’s mouth, you won’t want to say neigh to this experience.
Looking to revive your spirits? Take in the Devils Lake Revival festivities, tickle your fancy at a comedy concert or join the Sandcastle Contest in Lincoln City. Sample a slice of life at the 118th Astoria Regatta Festival in Astoria. Celebrate Native American culture at the Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow in Siletz . Or how about this – walk, talk and dress like a pirate at the Pirate Treasure Hunt events in Depoe Bay. Parrots optional.
Enjoy a free outdoor concert in Reedsport or rock out at the Rock & Gem Show in North Bend. Motor over to Toledo or Lincoln City for their celebrations of classic cars. Introduce yourself to art and artists during the free Art Walk Bus Tour in Florence. And allow us to float this suggestion: You wouldn’t want to miss the annual Wooden Boat Show in Toledo.
Maybe these ideas will float your boat: Rent a canoe, pontoon boat or motorized watercraft in Lincoln City; stand up and paddle the tides in Toledo or search for hidden treasure on a kayak tour in Tillamook. Learn to kayak and ocean surf in Newport or sign up for the Stand-Up Paddle Board Retreat sponsored by the Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City. All of that is sure to surf you right.
If you’re more of a landlubber by nature, Oregon Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a weekend family camping experience for novice campers at Nehalem Bay and Beverly Beach state parks. And they’ll even supply the tents, sleeping bags and pads!
Spokespersons tell us that one of the best ways to experience the wonders of The People’s Coast is by bicycle. Pedal the Three Capes Scenic area between Tillamook and Pacific City or explore the Waldport area for free with a bicycle from Green Bike Co-op. If you start to get a little saddle sore, Sea Haven Guest House in Rockaway Beach and Bike Newport in Newport offer bicycle-tour-friendly accommodations, and Oregon Parks & Recreation can help you locate a campsite available solely for visitors arriving by foot or bike. Free Bike Repair Kits are also available at several locations in Lincoln City.
On board yet? Catch some air at the skate parks in Cannon Beach, Seaside, Newport, Toledo and Waldport. If you prefer a more cultured air to your entertainment, catch a performance of “The Pearl” in Lincoln City, the musical stylings of “Shanghaied in Astoria” or the opening reception at Ozone Fine Art Gallery for an exhibit of encaustics and metal sculpture in Newport.
Whatever your interests, or your budget, you’ll find us very accommodating here on The People’s Coast. The Ocean Front Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach is taking reservations for next month’s Couples Surf & Spa Getaway Package. In Pacific City you can take your pick of the Rollin’ on the River Package at the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda or the Campfire on the Beach Package at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda.
This month you’ll find discounted lodging offers at Whaler Motel in Newport and The Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City. Dog-friendly accommodations at Silver Surf Motel and Edgewater Cottages in Yachats. And in Florence, Driftwood Shores Resort offers easy access to a full array of coastal activities, including a sunset helicopter tour for two with their Land Sea & Air Package.
So, is there enough time for you to take in every event and activity on The People’s Coast this month? Probably not. But it sure would be fun to try.
IT’S A SHORE THING!
Devils Lake Revival in Lincoln City
The Devils Lake Revival includes live music, food, free kayak rentals, pontoon boat rides, stand up paddle board lessons and a sail boat race at Regatta Grounds from 10AM – 2PM. Admission is Free! And at 2:00 don’t miss the dedication of the Devils Lake Creature at the entrance of Regatta Grounds.
August 4, 2012
For more information call 541-994-5330
Rock & Gem Show in North Bend/Coos Bay
Farwest Lapidary & Gem Society present this annual show featuring rocks, gems, slabs, tools, findings, machinery, beads and much more.
August 4-5, 2012
For more information visit www.oregonsadventurecoast.com or call 541-396-5722
Antique Street Fair and Classic Car Show in Toledo
This is the 20th year of this event held in the Main Street district of Toledo, with antiques, crafts and food booths sharing the street with more than 100 classic cars.
August 5, 2012 – 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
For more information visit www.visittoledooregon.com
54th Annual Salmon BBQ in Charleston/Coos Bay
Join us for the annual event to celebrate the yummy salmon! Hosted by the Kiwanis Club and featuring their renowned glaze, menu will include barbecued salmon steaks, cole slaw, baked potatoes, rolls, coffee, and ice cream. Adults $14, Children 12 & Under $7.
August 5, 2012
For more information visit www.oregonsadventurecoast.com or call 541-756-1282
118th Astoria Regatta Festival in Astoria
The Astoria Regatta Festival is a long lasting tradition that unites the community of Astoria and gives visitors a chance to experience a slice of life in this historic Pacific Northwest town. Enjoy music, food, crafts, historic tours, boat races, trolley rides, museum exhibits, History Hunt, the Ball, street dance & more.
August 8 -12, 2012
For more information visit www.astoriaregatta.com
Comedy on the Coast in Lincoln City
Comedy on the Coast shows feature the funniest comics in the business! Shows are held in the Chinook Winds Convention Center, on the second floor of the Casino. There is a no-host bar, and doors open at 7:30pm for the 8:00pm start. You must be at least 21 years old to see the show.
August 10-11, 2012
For more information visit www.chinookwindscasino.com
Many different Tribal nations will be represented at the annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow, held by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The public is invited to attend this family-friendly event, a tradition for the Siletz people and other Native Americans. All events, except the parade, take place at the Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds on Government Hill in Siletz.
August 10-12, 2012
For more information visit www.ctsi.nsn.us
Sandcastle Contest in Lincoln City
Located in the historic Taft district of Lincoln City. Registration begins at 12 noon. This fun competition is for all ages, families, groups, individuals.
August 11, 2012
For more information visit www.taftbeach.com
Charleston Seafood Festival in Charleston
This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music — from country to jazz — as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, the bounty of the sea will be the center of the event.
August 11-12, 2012
For more information visit www.oregonsadventurecoast.com or call 800-824-8486
Pirate Treasure Hunt in Depoe Bay
Join us, and yer fellow pirate brethren, for a fun-filled day of adventure and mystery upon the high seas!
Yer piratical entertainment continues into the evening with a No-Host bar, dinner, silent and live auctions, and a whimsical pirate play by the Not Ready For Prime Time Pirates. All pirates, young and old, are welcome. You don’t have to have a team or participate in the hunt to enjoy the day as a pirate (although you’ll wish you did). We even have tasks and challenges (FUN) for the younger pirates (KIDS).
Sign up early as this is going to be the biggest ever and as always, ALL proceeds are donated to local charities. Come join the fun on the beautiful Central Oregon Coast! Yarrrr!
August 18, 2012
For more information visit www.treasuredepoebay.org
Annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show in Toledo
This is an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront festival where everything is fun and nothing much is fancy. It’s as authentically grassroots American as you can get! This year we are particularly excited about showing off our new Waterfront Park and Pavilion and our new transient dock. Our theme this year is The Art of Craft celebrating the art of small boat building, and we are anxious to get even more people on the water in their own hand-made boats. Held in August when the weather is fantastic, the Wooden Boat Show showcases vintage and new wooden boats at Port Dock One! The finest boat builders in the Pacific Northwest come to display their work and demonstrate their craft. Live music, food from various vendors and events for the whole family makes this a festival not to be missed. Local artisans line the walk to display and sell their work.
August 18-19, 2012
For more information visit www.portoftoledo.org
Surf City in Lincoln City
Surf’s up early this year, because it’s time again for our tribute and celebration of classic cars and trucks. Located at Chinook Winds Casino and Resort; live entertainment, classic cars, vendors and exciting friendly competitions to see who has the sweetest ride, Surf City is always a weekend to remember! Registration is open to anyone that wants to show off their ride! It’s only $10 to register your car, and you’ll receive a Surf City 2012 T-Shirt and a voucher for 5 sanddollars!
August 25-26, 2012
For more information visit www.chinookwindscasino.com
Featured Things to Do on The People’s Coast
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department brings you Let’s Go Camping. This is a fun-filled weekend camping experience for novice camper families. We provide tent, sleeping bags and mattress pads if you need them for the weekend. Lots of fun activities for parents, grandparents and children. This is a very secure event with ranger-led activities and experienced volunteers on hand to assist you 24/7. Cost for the ENTIRE FAMILY IS ONLY $20! These events are very popular with single parents, families on a budget and seniors. Call Mon.-Fri. between 8 am. and 5 pm. at 888-953-7677 to reserve spots. For more information and our Summer schedule check out our website.
Nehalem Bay State Park: August 10-12, 2012
Beverly Beach State Park: August 24-26, 2012
For more information visit www.oregonstateparks.org or call 503-872-5324
Arts and Theater
Astor Street Opry Company features Shanghaied In Astoria in Astoria
This locally written play is part-vaudeville, part-soap opera, and part 1950’s style Hollywood musical – all combined into a fun and entertaining look at traditional local cultural folklore. Performances are at the ASOC Playhouse, 129 West Bond Street, Uniontown Astoria.(Right behind the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce).every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with the box office opening at 6:30pm, doors at 7:00pm and show time 7:30pm. There will be 4 Sunday Matinees on July 22, August 5th & 26th and Sept.2nd and box opens at 1:00pm, doors at 1:30pm and show time 2:00pm.
Come be a part of the MAGIC! Tickets are $20 to 16 and can be purchased by calling by going online. Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning one hour before show time, but reservations are recommended. Be sure to ask about our group and family rates and our senior and child discounts. Also available special ticket prices for low income, ask our ticket seller about our “5 cents a pound” program to get more information.
Now thru September 15, 2012
For more information visit www.astorstreetoprycompany.com or call 503-325-6104
Ozone Fine Arts Presents: Encaustics and Sculpture in Newport
Opening reception from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, featuring artists Cheryl D. Garcia and Amy Royce. Cheryl D. Garcia, works with predominantly reclaimed metals to build sculpture with elegant lines, flocks of flight, and intriguing trajectories. Amy Royce creates encaustics on panel that radiate color and textures influenced by organic form and dance. She will also treat us to a demonstration of encaustic technique, live, in the Ozone from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on August 5. This show is going to melt your…heart and sweep you off your feet! The entire show will run through September 3, 2012.
August 4-September 3, 2012
For more information call 541-265-9500
The Pearl in Lincoln City
Performing at Theatre West at 8PM Thursday – Saturday. Cost: Adults $12, $10 Seniors 62 and up and Students over 12, $8 Children 12 & under. 541-994-5663
Now – September 1, 2012
For more information visit www.theatrewest.com or call 541-994-5663
2nd Saturday GALA Art Walk Bus Tour in Florence
Enjoy a free bus tour of five to six Florence art galleries. Meet artists, enjoy art and refreshments along the way. Pick up is at the Florence Events Center, 715 Qiunce St – Behind Safeway. Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday, from 3 – 5 p.m. Admission: Free
Now – February 09, 2013
For more information visit www.florenceartists.com
Riverfront Rhythms Free Outdoor Concerts in Reedsport
Join us on the front lawn of the Umpqua Discovery Center for our free summer concert series. Located just off HWY 38 along the Umpqua River (409 Riverfront Way). Bring your chairs or blankets, food vendors on site, picnicking welcome.
Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
For more information visit www.umpquadiscoverycenter.com
Oregon Coast Adventures by City
Join us on this driving and biking adventure as we explore the wild beauty of the Oregon Coast and the 3 Capes Scenic Loop. This 8 hour intermediate ride is suitable for most skill levels. Tours are available year round, rain or shine.
For more information visit www.Pedalbiketours.com or call 503-243-2453
New Fish Cleaning Facility in Astoria
The new facility is designed with multiple goals of improving the overall fishing experience, reducing indiscriminate dumping of fish waste inside the boat basin and enhancing the aquatic food web in the lower Columbia estuary. The 20×16 ft. building is located at the end of 36th street between the causeway and boat ramp at Astoria’s East Mooring Basin. The covered, ADA-accessible structure has room for several anglers and features a large aluminum fish cleaning table. “Our goal is to enhance the fishing experience for the public who are accessing fisheries from the East Mooring Basin,”
This facility will be open during daylight hours from spring through fall. It will be closed during the winter.
High Life Adventures- Zip Line Tours in Warrenton
High Life Adventures in Warrenton is the first Zip Line Tour on the Oregon Coast. During a two hour tour, under the expert watch of trained & capable guides you will experience the closest thing out there to flying, while taking in the beautiful natural setting. The 8-line tour will leave you and your family with memories, and make you want to come back for more.
Now – October 31st
For more information visit www.highlife-adventures.com or call 503-861-9875
Seaside Skate N’ Ride Park in Seaside
The Seaside Skate N’ Ride Park is a world class facility that started as a grass roots community effort. Built by Stefan Hauser and his company Placed to Ride, Inc., many members of the construction crew were either Seaside skaters or crew members with children who skated. Open from Dawn to 10pm daily, the park is located at 1140 Broadway Street.
For more information visit www.sunsetempire.com/?page_id=59
Cannon Beach Skate Park in Cannon Beach
The concrete “W” of the Cannon Beach Skate Park sees many visitors. Its simplicity makes it very approachable, but looks can be deceiving! Easy to learn, difficult to master, with varying transitions which can be steep and subtle. The corners are tight, perfect for those crazy turns, and the peaks of the transitions are mostly round, which allow for big slides and grabs. The Skate Park is located next to the Cannon Beach Visitor’s Center (207 N Spruce), just 1 1/2 blocks off Hemlock St.
Sea Ranch Stable Horseback Riding in Cannon Beach
All rides are guided by experienced guides who strive to make each ride enjoyable and memorable.
For more information visit www.cannon-beach.net/searanch/stables.php or call 503-436-2815
Oregon Beach Rides in Nehalem
Come see the beautiful Oregon coastline, enjoy the rugged dunes & sea wildlife on horseback! Experienced guides & trained horses for all skill levels and miniature horses to accommodate kids.
For more information visit www.oregonbeachrides.com or call 971-237-6653
Kayak Tillamook- Treasure Map Tours in Tillamook
The Tillamook Treasure Map tour series has six (6) different Treasure Map Tours; each on a separate waterway with a separate history presentation. Kayakers will find a “collectible” treasure on each paddle and can redeem them at the Pioneer Museum afterward. Serious treasure hunters can also purchase a Treasure Map and collect a treasure stamp for each tour and receive a special reward after collecting all six stamps. Families with children can request a privately arranged tour, which would be the most family friendly experience. Discounts are offered for children.
Now – October 2012, times vary with tidal schedule
For more information visit www.Kayaktillamok.com or call 503-866-4808
Bike Repair Kits in Lincoln City
Bike Repair Kits are now available for your use free of charge at the following locations in Lincoln City:
- Chamber of Commerce, 4039 NW Logan Rd
- Lincoln City Police Dept., 1503 SE East Devils lake Rd
- Shell Station South, 1410 SE Highway 101
- Siletz Bay Lodge, 1012 SW 51st St
Blue Heron Landing- Boat and Bike Rental in Lincoln City
Located on the northwest shore of Devils Lake in Lincoln City, Blue Heron Landing- Boat and Bike Rental features boat and bike rentals, moorage, refreshments and boat fuel throughout the spring, summer and fall months. The boat line-up includes canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, aluminum motorized fishing boats, recreational boats up to 120 hp, pontoon boats and waverunners. Bicycles are mostly new Trek Navigator 2.0 “comfort” models. Stop by have some fun, or simply to feed the Chinese Grass Carp! Visit their website for more information.
For more information visit www.blueheronlanding.net or call 541-994-4708
Green Acres Equestrian Center in Lincoln City
There is no better way to experience the Oregon Coast and it has to offer than on horseback.
For more information visit www.greenacresboarding.com or call 541-603-1768
Bike Newport in Newport
Bike Newport is the largest bike shop on the Oregon Coast. They offer clean, safe & comfortable facilities for cycle tourists including a fully stocked shower, bathroom and laundry facilities with a lounge and wireless internet access. The shop is located at 150 NW 6th Street in Newport.
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Sundays: 12 – 5 pm ( Summer only)
For more information visit www.bikenewport.net or call 541-265-9917
Kayak Lessons, Tours/Destinations, Rentals in Newport
Besides surfing the waves, Ossies Surf shop offers Kayak lessons and rentals. Check out the website for additional information on prices and destinations.
For more information visit www.ossiessurfshop.com or call 541-574-4634
Newport Skate Park in Newport
Located on the the southwest corner of 8th and Spring the Newport Skate park has curves and dips, encouraging high speed skating & fun.
For more information visit www.skateoregon.com/Newport/Newport.html or call (541) 265-7783
Oregon Surf Lessons and Rentals in Newport
A private Oregon Surf lesson lasts about 2 hours and takes place at Otter Rock or Agate Beach in the Pacific Ocean. Learn the basics from friendly, experienced instructors. Lessons are tailored to fit your schedule and match both your level of experience and individual personality.
For more information visit www.ossiessurfshop.com or call 541-574-4634
Kayak & Stand Up Paddle & Free Public Boat Launch Sites in Toledo
Kayak, Boat & Stand Up Paddle (SUP) the Yaquina River from any of three free public boat launches near Toledo. The Yaquina is influenced by tide, so paddlers can ride the tide both directions if they time their trip near slack tide!
- Port of Toledo Paddle Park Yaquina Bay Road milepost 10 (three miles downriver from Toledo, 10 miles upriver from Newport)
- Cannon Quarry Park Elk City Road (5 miles southeast of Toledo)
- Elk City Campground (confluence of the Yaquina and Big Elk Rivers) Elk City Road (10 miles east of Toledo)
For more information visit www.portoftoledo.org or call 541-336-5207
Toledo Skate Park in Toledo
Drop in, at the Toledo Skate Park, an impressive course, open to bikes, scooters & of course skateboards . Located at 737 NW A Street and open from dawn til dusk.
Green Bike Co-op in Waldport
Take the family for a free bike ride to enjoy the coastal sites in and around Waldport. Green Bike Co-op is located in downtown Waldport at Hwy 101 and Arrow Street (next to Espresso 101). Visit: http://rideoregonride.com, click on cycling maps and scroll through to “Lincoln County Bike Map –south” to download free local bike routes!
For more information visit seashorefamily.squarespace.com/green-bikes or call 541-63-READ
Waldport Skate Park in Waldport
Waldport Skate Park is located on Crestline Drive just a half mile north of the Crestview Golf Club.
For more information visit www.skateoregon.com/Waldport/Waldport.html
C & M Stables in Florence
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, C&M Stables offers a variety of horseback riding experiences.
For more information visit www.oregonhorsebackriding.com or call 541-997-7540
Hawks Rest Ranch Stables Trail Rides in Gold Beach
Explore the Southern Oregon Coast on horseback!
For more information visit www.siskiyouwest.com/hawk%27s_rest_ranch.htm or call 541-247-6423
Oregon Coast Farmers’ Markets 2012
Oregon Coast Farmer’s Markets are in full swing, offering fresh organic produce, local artisans, crafts, baked goods and more. Visit our website for a complete Farmers Market Directory of the Oregon Coast!
Tillamook Fudge at the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook
A stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory in not just for cheese and ice cream ! Have you tried our sweet, creamy, delicious Tillamook Fudge? A wide variety of flavors awaits you, ranging from Chocolate and Vanilla, to Amaretto Swirl and Rocky Road and many more in between! Be adventurous and try one of our fudge maker’s own recipes, like Candy Bar Bliss or Marionberry Cheesecake. Tillamook Fudge is home-made every day, and you can choose from individual pieces cut from loaves or convenient ½ pound and 1 pound packages. The Fudge counter is open every day from 8am to 6pm.
For more information visit www.tillamook.com or call 503-815-1300 or 800-542-7290
The Culinary Center in Lincoln City in Lincoln City
The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is a great place to expand your culinary horizons. From cook-offs to classes there’s something to fit everyone’s experience level. The Culinary Center features seasonally-inspired cooking and focuses on the abundant foods of the Pacific Northwest. They feature locally grown and raised foods…from organic vegetables to grass-fed natural meats, prairie-raised chickens, and of course, the Oregon coast’s vast array of fresh seafood and shellfish. Check out their website for a schedule of class times, demos, and events.
For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org/culinary/classes-events/ or call 541-557-1125
Trails to Feast: Justin Willis – Chef and Forest Forager in Depoe Bay
Justin Wills was born and raised a world away from his current home on the Oregon Coast. Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, he was more likely to eat pork than foraged edibles. But by 12, Wills knew he wanted to be a chef, and at 17 he was enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. Today, as chef/co-owner of Restaurant Beck, overlooking Whale Cove in Depoe Bay, Wills has quickly risen to the top ranks of Oregon’s food scene. Check out his website to see a few of his tips for exploring his part of Oregon.
For more information visit traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/itineraries/trails-to-feast-eat-your-way-up-the-coast
The Chef’s Table at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay
OCCI offers wonderful culinary lunch & dinners as part of their externship program. Creative & tastefully prepared, these future chefs delight diners every Friday at Noon and 6pm. Lunch is 3 courses for just $20 per person or two for $30. Dinner is 4 courses for $25.
For more information visit www.occi.net/programs/chefstable.shtml or call 541-888-1540
Featured Places to Stay on The People’s Coast
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Hiker-Biker campsites are open areas for walk-in or bike-in camping. These campsites are to be used solely by visitors arriving at the park on foot or bicycle. There’s always room for hikers or bicyclists even when regular campsites are full.
For more information visit www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/BIKE/hiker_biker.shtml
Couples Surf & Spa Getaway with NW Women’s Surf camps at the Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach
Spend 3 days and 2 nights at the Ocean Front Hallmark Resort. Immerse yourselves into the fun of surfing during a Day Surf Camp with enthusiastic surfing instructors. Ease into the mornings with guided yoga while enjoying the magnificent ocean front views of Haystack Rock. Relax after riding the day’s waves with spa services and gourmet dining. Included in the lodging and surf packages are options to dine at one of two gourmet establishments and one hour spa services for two at Elements by the Sea Spa. Room for 12 guests in this weekend event. Couples and friends in groups of 2 or 4 are welcome! Book this event by September 1 to assure your choice of suites and space!
September 28-30, 2012
For more information visit www.nwwomensurfcamps.com or call 503-440-5782
Sea Haven Guest House in Rockaway Beach
Sea Haven Guest House in Rockaway Beach is bicycle tourist friendly. The Guest House is a six bedroom home where Guests rent a bedroom, and share the common space (living room, kitchen, bathrooms, as well as outdoor space, which includes a communal firepit, gas bbq and picnic tables). Many cyclists also choose to stay at the Motel for their “rest day”, where some of the units have washers and dryers; the motel side also has it’s own outdoor gas bbq, picnic area and firepit. The Sea Haven is 50 miles from Astoria, which is a good average day to ride, and 30 miles from Seaside. (The Sea Haven would love to get some Bicycle “meet ups” started at their Guest House!)
For more information visit www.seahavenmotel.net
Stand-Up Paddle Board & Yoga Retreat at the Beach in Pacific City
Paddle your way to relaxation in Pacific City. The Inn at Cape Kiwanda is teaming up with Moment Surf Co. to offer a Stand-Up Paddle Board Camp including lessons, all equipment, lunch, yoga for all levels, and two nights in an ocean view guest room. This package is available August 9-11, and August 23-25, 2012. Rates begin at $750 for the 2 night package. Upgrade to a fully-furnished vacation home or luxury, oceanfront 2 or 3-bedroom Cottage for additional fee. The ultimate way to experience the beach!
Now-August 25, 2012
For more information visit www.innatcapekiwanda.com or call 888 965-7001
Rollin’ On the River Package in Pacific City
You won’t hear this from the local fisherman, but word is out that the fish are bitin’ in the river. If you want the inside story of what kind are being caught, what bait to use, where to purchase a fishing license – just pick up the phone and dial the Concierge desk at the Cottages at Cape Kiwanda. We will be able to arrange a 6 to 9 hour fishing trip with a local guide, purchase a fishing license, and even order a box lunch for your day on the river.
For more information visit www.kiwandacottages.com or call 866 571-0605
Inn at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City
Imagine . . . gathered around a cozy campfire surrounded by family and friends. The sun has just set beyond the horizon and darkness is slowly starting to descend. You’ve enjoyed a magnificent day at the beach and now you are swapping stories of who built the largest sandcastle or climbed to the top of Cape Kiwanda. You just don’t want this perfect day to end . . . so bring out the roasting rods and toast some yummy S’mores over an open campfire! This fun-for-all-ages “Campfire on the Beach” package includes: 1 night stay in an ocean view room and all the trimmings needed to make some lip-smacking S’mores: marshmallows, chocolate bar, graham crackers and a bundle of firewood with a couple of our special keepsake roasting rods. Just think of the fun you’ll have and the treasured memories you will create.
Now – September 30, 2012
For more information visit www.YourLittleBeachTown.com or call 888-965-7001
Whaler Motel in Newport
Lodging special offer: “$20.00 OFF Sunday Night Special” – After a great day outdoors, relax at the Whaler in Newport any Sunday night in August and save $20.00!
All Sundays in August, 2012
For more information visit www.whalernewport.com or call 800-433-9444
The Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City
End of summer savings! Stay the first night at full rate and get 50% off your second night. The Inn at Spanish Head is Oregon’s only resort hotel built right on the beach. Each individually designed room is oceanfront with floor-to-ceiling windows. A perfect place to watch the sunset.
August 26-30, 2012
For more information visit www.spanishhead.com or call 800-452-8127
Edgewater Cottages in Waldport
Nature awaits you! Edgewater is located on the historic “Big Stump Beach; one of the longest sand beaches in the state and perfect for kite flying. Hiking and cycling trails abound. Rent a Kayak in Alsea Bay or borrow a green bike in Waldport for a ride along the beach. Watch for whales or walk the dog. Discover the Alsea Bay Interpretive Center or try your hand at catching Dungeness crab off the docks in Waldport. Enjoy the sunset, curl up with a book in front of the fire (firewood provided), fall asleep to the sound of the surf, awake at dawn and search for sand dollars or sleep in late! A true “mom & pop cottage establishment,” Edgewater Cottages has been family owned and operated since 1962 serving generations of “kids, dogs and well-behaved adults.” We are centrally located on the Oregon coast, milepost 158.3, between Yachats and Waldport.
For more information visit www.edgewatercottages.com or call 541-563-2240
Silver Surf Motel in Yachats
We are located directly on the Sandy Beach, just steps from your room. Walking South, when the tide is low you can see a wide variety of sea life on the rocks and in the tide pools. An abundance of starfish in shades of purple, orange, red, and yellow live on the under side of the rocks. Urchins and mussels are also plentiful, in an amazing display of sea life in their natural surroundings. Just past the rocks are stairs connecting to the 804 Trail. From the Trail blow holes and spouting water offer another natural show. Heading North there is open beach great for running your dog, flying a kite or making sand castles. We have a toy box full of sand toys for creating your own sand sculpture. Our volleyball / badminton net is set up for playing on the lawn. Picnic tables overlooking the surf and barbeques available for our guests combine for a perfect cook out. Whatever you choose to do Silver Surf is the perfect launching point. Our downstairs rooms and cabins are all DOG FRIENDLY, so your best friend can run and walk with you on the beach. Beach access is easy and Dogs love staying here!
For more information visit www.silversurf-motel.com or call 541-547-3175 or 888-281-5723
Land, Sea & Air Package in Florence
Come experience the Oregon coast like never before. Stay one night in an oceanfront room at Driftwood Shores and you receive a one-half hour helicopter tour for two when you book this package. Your helicopter tour takes you over Heceta Head Lighthouse, the Sea Lion Caves and other breathtaking coastal sites. The return ride heads inland over the coastal mountains, back down the Siuslaw River and Old Town Florence. Upon your return to Driftwood Shores, relax in your oceanfront room, stroll miles of Oregon’s sandy beach and enjoy dinner at the Surfside Restaurant and Classic Cocktail Lounge. What a day to remember!
One night lodging for two in a standard queen room, plus a 1/2-hour helicopter ride for two. Prices start at $340.20. *Valid any day of the week. Package price does not include gratuities. Helicopter tour is through Apex Helicopter, Florence, Oregon. Helicopter tour is booked when lodging reservations are made.
Now – September 30, 2012
For more information visit www.driftwoodshores.com or call 800-422-5091
Driftwood Shores Resort & Conference Center in Florence
Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center is located on Heceta beach. Heceta beach is a beautiful flat beach perfect for walking and exploring. Our property is just minutes away from other fun activities such as horseback riding, sand boarding, golf, art and fine dining in our historic “Old Town” district located on the Siuslaw River. Our property is centrally located with two major highways accessing the city. Highway 126 is a beautiful wooded and mountain road that follows for long stretches along the Siuslaw River taking you through small towns and past a lovely covered bridge. This highway is popular for both bicycles and cars. Highway 101 is a coastal highway following the Pacific coastline very popular for bicycle tours and adventures. Hwy 101 passes the exit for Driftwood Shores making it an easy trip to our property where you can enjoy comfortable lodging, fine dining and amazing ocean views.
For more information visit www.driftwoodshores.com or call 541-997-8263 or 800-422-5091