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The Oregon Coast

Oregon's share of the Pacific coastline owes its international reputation to the rugged beauty and natural wonders found all along its nearly 400-mile length.

Lewis and Clark ended their epic journey on the north coast near Astoria – a wonderful place to start yours. The entire coast is studded with singular sights, from dramatic rock formations to churning whirlpools to miles and miles of sandy beaches.

The rich history of the coast is offered up in the world-class Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, a host of museums and historic homes, and inside Oregon's lighthouses.

Some of the state's best camping parks are on the edge of the ocean, as are recreational opportunities galore – whale watching, fishing, golfing, surfing and hiking.

To maintain its delicate and beautiful nature, Governor Tom McCall introduced legislation in 1967 designating all of Oregon’s beaches for public access, protecting the entire coast from encroachment.

Indian Beach, North Oregon Coast
Indian Beach, North Oregon Coast



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