The Oregon Coast - A unique destination to explore.
Astounding vistas, rocky headlands, craggy rocks, rivers, forests, coastal dunes and miles of spectacular Pacific Coast shoreline await you on the Oregon Coast. From the picturesque town of Astoria to the little village of Yachats, the Oregon Coast takes you through bustling resort towns with carousels and quiet villages with old time ice cream parlors, all set on a wild and scenic coastline. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts are welcomed by 70 State Parks, the Oregon Dunes and some of the most diverse marine life in the world. Sit back and watch whales breaching along endless stretches of beach. If not storm-watching, find a quiet protected spot to sip sundowners with a brilliant sunset.
Begin exploring the Oregon Coast at the historic port town of Astoria. A former fishing town with beautiful restored Victorian architecture, Astoria sits at the mouth of the Columbia River just a few miles from the coastline. Surrounded by water and lush forests, Astoria has spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beaches.
Little San Francisco
Often referred to as “Little San Francisco”, Astoria is not only rich in history, it oozes with character and a cultural scene that is hip and happening. The shopping district is full of eclectic and colourful shops, cafes and bistros and a great Sunday Market.
Step back in time
Rich in history, Astoria has many forts and museums to explore. The Columbia River Maritime Museum is a wave shaped museum displaying the unique heritage of this unique town. The Film Museum allows you to act out some of your favourite scenes and take in some film history unique to Oregon. Take a ride on the restored Riverfront Trolley, a 3 mile journey along the historic Astoria waterfront. Head to Fort Clatsop where Lewis & Clark ended their journey west. The Astoria Column stands 125 feet tall on Coxcomb Hill. Climb the 164 step spiral staircase for sweeping and dramatic views of the town of Astoria, the Columbia River, the spectacular Pacific Ocean and a close up view of the Astoria Bridge that connects Oregon and Washington.
After exploring the town, take in all that the natural beauty that the Oregon Coast has to offer. A beachcomber’s paradise, with miles of sandy beaches to comb, endless trails through age old trees and lush forests and three rivers nearby for kayaking, canoeing and fishing.
Astoria gives a warm welcome to the beauty of the Oregon Coast.
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