Fall in love with the Oregon Coast
Fall is the best time to visit the Oregon Coast. The weather is typically beautiful and even if there is fog, it’s typically dramatic with mist and beautiful cloud formations. And surprisingly, the water temperature of the ocean is usually the warmest during the fall. Here are 10 more reasons to make you FALL in love with the Oregon Coast:
1. Crowds. Fall time at the beach means less crowds, more open sandy beaches, and endless fun for you and your family or your friends.
2. Tidepools. Amazing tide pools provide endless exploring opportunities full of vibrant sea life, anemones, starfish, barnacles, and other incredible discoveries.
3. Pampering Ocean water too cold for you? No problem. Inn at Nye Beach is home to the one of the only infinity spas that overlooks the Pacific Ocean along the Oregon Coast, bonus is that it stays heated year round.
4. Whale Watching. Migrating gray whales stop by Oregon for a visit on their way south. Dockside Charters and Whale Watching Tours in Depoe Bay is perfect for whale watching on land or on sea.
5. Beach Treasures. Fall storms are known for being beautiful and they bring sea shells, glass floats and tons of driftwood to find along the beach. Perfect for treasure hunts or walks along the beach. Lincoln City also has the Finders Keepers tradition that goes through the end of the year.
6. Deadliest Catch. Dungeness Crab season begins in fall, which means we reap the benefits of the freshest seafood for the local restaurants along the coast. Or catch them yourself right off the docks with many rental shops that come with everything you need for a bountiful feast.
7. Bonfires. Roast marshmallows for your s’mores and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets while warming up by the fire pits at Ocean House Newport.
8. Outdoor Adventures. From stand up paddle boarding, to kayaking, to fat bike rentals, the Oregon Coast has no shortage of adventures to seek out. You can get your rentals for all three and more at Safari Town Surf in Lincoln City.
9. Indoor Adventures. If the weather does take a turn, there’s definitely plenty of indoor activities to keep your sense of adventure satisfied. Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport just started the new Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline exhibit and Lincoln City Glass Center offers you a chance to design your own hand-blown glass masterpiece.
10. Local Beer & Wine. Wine and Beer tastings overlooking the beach are offered at Coho Oceanfront Lodge. Vendors like Archer Vineyard and Rogue Brewery are a few to stop by. Also check out their Beer Package which includes keepsake glasses/paddle along with an assortment of tasty beers and a savory charcuterie plate.