The Beach Is Calling

Cities On The Oregon & Northern California Coast

If you already know where you want to go, click on the city near the map. You’ll find information and recommendations for each city. Click on the region either North Coast; Central; South; and North CA. If you don’t see what you are looking contact us and we will help you find it!


North Coast

North Coast Cities

Astoria, Oregon



Situated on a peninsula near the mouth of the great Columbia River, surrounded by the lush vegetation of a northern temperate rain-forest, Astoria (named for fur-trading magnate, and America’s first millionaire, John Jacob Astor) is full of the visual echoes of bygone times. [More]

Warrenton, Oregon



Located on the beautiful northwestern tip of Oregon, Warrenton is most unusual in that it boasts both riverfront and oceanfront access and views. It’s scenic and historical features are well worth checking out, all the more so for those for those wishing to get out and embrace nature. [More]

Gearhart, Oregon



Gearhart is one of the oldest beach communities on the Oregon Coast. Its streets are lined with beautiful old homes, with a mix of permanent and summer residents. However, the real hidden treasure here is for golfers…for it boasts the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi. [More]

Seaside, Oregon



Broad sandy expanses of sand await you for every kind of activity, whether it be low-rider beach biking, a game of beach volleyball, watching the waves, building sand castles, flying kites, or weenie roast. Seaside is unique in its blend of entertainment activities, and culture. [More]

Cannon Beach, Oregon



Quite possibly one of the most photographed beaches in all of Oregon. With its deep green forest backdrop on shore and it’s monolithic “sea stack” rock formations at (or just beyond) the tideline, Cannon Beach is stunningly picturesque from almost any angle or time of day. [More]

Manzanita, Oregon



Manzanita is a beautiful little oceanside city with seven miles of sandy beach. A quiet place to relax on the shore – enjoy spectacular sunsets and long walks by the ocean. Manzanita has some of the most photographed scenery in Oregon, so don’t forget your camera. [More]

Nehalem, Oregon



With so much water around (salt and fresh), Nehalem is a great launching point for a great fishing trip. On your own, if you are experienced, or with help of a guide, fish for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon all at Nehalem Bay (in their season). [More]

Wheeler, Oregon



Wheeler is a coastal refuge where people come to relax, refresh, and enjoy the scenic splendor of Oregon’s north coast. It enjoys a wonderful “mini” climate and is often bathed in sunshine while surrounding coastal areas enjoy fog and mist. Sunsets here can be spectacular. [More]

Rockaway Beach, Oregon



Rockaway Beach boasts of seven miles of soft sandy beach, perfect for beachcombing, kite flying, or simply drawing in the fresh ocean air. Favorite activities include steam train rides, exploring lakes, ponds and trails, and antiques shopping. [More]

Garibaldi, Oregon



Garibaldi is a real live working seaport and fishing outpost. You can’t get much closer to your seafood source than this – unless you go out and catch it yourself, of which there is plenty of opportunity to do here. Bring your own boat…or charter one. [More]

Tillamook, Oregon



Since 1788, when Captain Robert Gray sailed the sloop Lady Washington into Tillamook Bay thinking he’d found the “great river of the West” this area has been a rapidly growing community built around the area’s timber, dairy and fishing industries…and now tourism too. [More]


Central Cities

Pacific City, Oregon



A special getaway place for generations, Pacific City is casual, low-key and quiet, but still manages to have all the amenities and lots to do. Perhaps that’s the inspiration for their motto: “Pacific City, Oregon, It just doesn’t get any better than this.” [More]

Lincoln City, Oregon



An outstanding destination for culture, cuisine, kite flying, and casino nightlife! find an abundance of riches in Lincoln City with seemingly dozens of artists calling the area home, with studios, galleries, glass-blowing shops as well as The Lincoln City Cultural Center. [More]

Depoe Bay, Oregon



Depoe Bay is widely known as “the whale watching capital of the Oregon coast.” It is blessed to have a resident pod of grey whales which makes its very home here 10 months out of the year. Visitors from all over come to “whale watch” from many shoreline observation post. [More]

Newport, Oregon



Home to The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport also has a working waterfront on which visitors can enjoy shops, art galleries, chowder houses, restaurants, fish processing plants, and unique family attractions in turn-of-the-century storefronts from a bygone era. [More]

Toledo, Oregon



When the weather is foggy or windy on the coast in Newport, Toledo (just 7 miles inland) is often sunny, calm and clear – which makes it a good alternative “hub” for coastal vacation activities – shielded by it’s location among mountains and the presence of a meandering Rivert. [More]

Waldport, Oregon



If you want to get away from the crowds, get some real peace, quiet, and enjoy strolling beautiful beaches that are nearly devoid of all but the elements of sky, sea, sand, and the occasional seabird, this could be your ticket. [More]

Yachats, Oregon



Yachats is the center of the central Oregon coast and, in either direction, you will find places to explore and adventure. Nearby Cape Perpetua offers tide pools, blow holes, whale watching, mushroom hunting, nature guides, and miles of trails for hiking or biking. [More]

Florence, Oregon



Florence is a scenic and recreational wonderland. Its charming Old Town boasts a number of interesting shops, galleries, restaurants. But it is the nearby camping, fishing, dune buggy riding, hiking, golfing and the beauty of the ocean and nearby dunes that beckon most of all. [More]

Reedsport, Oregon



Gateway to the Oregon Dunes, only four miles from the Pacific Ocean, and close to 17 fresh water lakes, makes Reedsport one of the largest recreational fishing spots in the Oregon. Lush and beautiful hiking trails from the forest into the dunes and out to beaches also await. [More]

Winchester Bay, Oregon



Winchester Bay is a true vacationer’s paradise with some of the best riding dunes on the coast. It also boasts an inviting village, full of shops with unique gifts, and restaurants offering local tasty treats from the sea. [More]

Lakeside, Oregon



A quaint little city hidden away in the pines, with a mild year-round climate, where visitors love the outdoor activities. Great for waterskiing, beach combing, camping, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, sightseeing and lots more. [More]

North Bend, Oregon



North Bend has some of the most beautiful beaches you will see anywhere in Oregon (if not elsewhere). Enjoy outdoor recreational opportunities galore! There is a public recreational boat ramp that accesses Coos Bay along with a new concrete pier and boardwalk area. [More]

Coos Bay, Oregon



A great place, with an inviting downtown filled with gift shops, galleries, a boardwalk, and many choices for dining and lodging. Surrounded by lush green forests, the mighty Pacific Ocean, and the Bay, there is a rich history as regional commercial hub for Oregon�s south coast. [More]

Charleston, Oregon



With outstanding State Parks, stunning scenery, Charleston has untold opportunities for hiking, bike trails, agate hunting, surfing, golfing, and of course the most fresh and delicious sea food! The marina serves charter boats, and sports fishermen, and recreational boaters. [More]


South Coast Cities

Oregon’s South Coast: Oregon’s Unspoiled “Banana Belt.”

As one drives south on HWY 101 along the Oregon Coast the coastal mountains begin to receed from the shoreline and beaches begin to appear almost continuous, broad, and flat for long stretches. Roll down the window, and you will find the air just a little bit warmer and less damp – you’ve arrived in Oregon’s “Riviera” – about ninety miles long and forty miles wide – also known as the “Banana Belt” of the Oregon Coast.

Bandon, Oregon



Located on 101 where the Coquille River meets the Pacific Ocean in spectacular Southern Oregon. Home of The world premier Bandon Dunes Golf courses, and the best fish tacos in the area! Bandon’s Old Town is charming, with it’s unique shops and restaurants all within walking distance from the famous board walk which is always alive with people strolling and enjoying the sights and sounds. Many outdoor activities are offered in the beautiful scenic Bandon area including crabbing, fishing, birding, horseback riding, mushroom picking, finding agates on the beach, and storm watching. [More]

Port Orford, Oregon



With some of the most amazing views from the Oregon Coast, halfway between Gold Beach and Bandon and 44 miles north to the nearest major city of Coos Bay. Even through Port Orford is small, it provides a wide range of things to see and do for visitors and locals. Home to about 30 commercial fishing boats which account for bringing in a lot of fish! The top producing port of live fish is Oregon! Known for their active artist community, Port Orford has several galleries owned and operated by working artists. [More]

Gold Beach, Oregon



On the Southern Oregon Coast, 30 miles North of Brookings, and 30 miles South of Port Orford, visitors travel from around the world to see with their own eyes the beautiful scenery especially the beaches! The mild climate and amazing nature lend for many adventures in winter and summer. Gold Beach is a planned stop for countless photographers and travelers, and once visited it is a continued destination for years to come. Wide open spaces, incredible hiking trails and uncrowded beaches where you can explore, relax and unwind. [More]

Brookings Harbor, Oregon



Brookings is just six miles north of the California border and has the warmest average temperatures on the Oregon coast. The weather in Brookings is very unpredictable, but can be the warmest place the state has to offer in the winter. If you love the outdoors, and are drawn to the ocean and nature, this is a must visit! Camping, picnicking, beach combing, crabbing, bird watching are just a few of the activities by locals and vacationers. Beautiful parks and many hiking areas are abundant. An annual Kite Festival attracts professional kit flyers. Tourists return year after year for the fun event. [More]

North CA

North California Cities

The Beach Is Calling

Cities On The Oregon & Northern California Coast

If you already know where you want to go, click on the city near the map. You’ll find information and recommendations for each city. Click on the region either North Coast; Central; South; and North CA. If you don’t see what you are looking contact us and we will help you find it!

Northern California Coast: An Empire of Tall Trees, Scenic Vistas and Independent People.

In the upper left-hand corner of California a section of the Pacific Coast Highway 101 traverses a region of unique and sublime beauty, containing ageless redwood forests and individual trees of almost unbelievable proportions. Great opportunities for beach fun abound too! That, combined with the scenic wonders of the trees, and and a distinct and colorful local culture make this region a great place to visit.

Crescent City, California



Rugged outdoor adventure is waiting for you! Beautiful beaches, ancient redwoods, hiking paths, and sparkling rivers in unspoiled scenery will take your breath away. Explore what the area has to offer and you will want to make it your destination again and again. [More]

Requa, California



An unincorporated community in Del Norte County, on the north bank of the Klamath River less than a mile from it’s mouth. A place of serine, spectacular beauty, and a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of civilization. Come relax and simply watch the river flow by. [More]

Klamath, California



Natural attractions, one-of-a-kind places to stay and eat are all part of the adventure of Klamath. Powerful jet boats can take you up the Klamath River, or visit the mysterious Trees of Mystery or drive through one of the few giant redwood trees in your own car. [More]

Orick, California



This quaint and serene town sits in the middle of the beautiful Redwood Forest and is a destination for many naturalists, and outdoor-lovers from around the world. The trails and camping opportunities are many and there is always room under the canopy of trees. [More]

Trinidad, California



A town with stunning beaches, perfect harbor, located 15 miles north of Arcata. Trinidad has a spectacular coastline, ten public beaches and amazing offshore rocks – which are part of the California Coastal National Monument which makes Trinidad a Gateway City. [More]

McKinleyville, California



Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a backdrop of tree covered mountains, this city of 15,000 is surrounded by beauty and has a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, looking for a quiet getaway, there is something here for everyone. [More]

Arcata, California



A fun escape from every day routines and life, this college town has a lot to offer. The heart of the city is a parklike square with restaurants, shops and beautifully restored buildings. Downtown has the beginning of a trail that winds nearly 10 miles through and under the forest canopy. [More]

Eureka, California



Eureka consistently ranks among the top ten small arts communities. Humboldt County has more artists per capita than any other county in California. Old Town has blocks of vintage buildings, bookstores, restaurants, coffee houses, galleries, and a variety of boutiquess. [More]

Loleta, California



With one of the most scenic vistas of the lower Eel River Valley, thriving dairy farms and beautiful sunsets are just a few charming features of Loleta. The downtown with it’s many shops is quaint and fun to stroll through. The Loleta people are friendly and love tourists and visitors. [More]