Central Oregon Coast Activities

Below are some ideas and suggestions for some Central Oregon Coast activities to do culled from our own adventures, guest experiences, and web resources. Always check directly with the vendors for the latest information.

Sand and Sea Activities

Marine Discovery Tours

Sea Life Bay Cruise. Marine Discovery Tours provide narrated bay and ocean tours specializing in whales, oyster farming and sea and shore wildlife. A favorite season to look for sea life on the Oregon coast runs from March through October – a time when sea life is closest to shore and ocean conditions are at their best. Newport. Visit the Marine Discovery Tours website.


Newport • Yaquina Bay • Beaver Creek

Ocean kayaking. The wildlife and scenery are sure to make for an adventure. Seabirds and sea lions are plentiful. Rentals available at Ossie’s Surf Shop.

Beaver Creek guided wetlands kayak tours. The seasonal two-hour trips launch at Ona Beach State Park, five miles south of South Beach. Beaver Creek winds through coastal wetland inhabited by a variety of wildlife.

Kayak tours are offered 7 miles south on Beaver Creek during July through the labor day weekend. Paddles, kayaks, and PFDs are provided, and our interpretive guides take guests on a peaceful 2.5-hour expedition up the pristine freshwater marsh. Please note: This year tours will begin at the Beaver Creek Welcome Center, 1 mile east of Ona Beach. For more information or to make a reservation,  call: (541) 563-6413, visit the Beaver Creek Welcome Center or reserve online. Tours offered July 1 – September 3, 2018.

Whale Watching

Fishing & Crabbing

Dock of the Bay at Waldport

Dock of the Bay at Waldport

Water Sports

Land Lover Activities

Farmers market

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Hiking and walking

Scenic Drives

  • Lincoln City to Newport
  • Newport to Yachats
  • Yachats to Florence

Visit local artisans and galleries

Glass Blowers

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Covered Bridges

 Florence Sand Dunes


Oystercatchers atop a shellfish encrusted rock

Oystercatchers feeding on the shellfish exposed by low tide

Wine tasting

Helicopter touring