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Explore Oregon's Unique Southern Coast

Explore Oregon's Unique Southern Coast
Starts from

Portland

Duration

4 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

658 km

Hotels

3

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

Sights in NatureUnique LocationsKids Friendly
Oregon's south coast is a treasure trove of unique geography and natural marvels. Observe wildlife at the Sea Lion Caves, walk through the redwoods in Brookings, and see Oregon's maritime history up close. The nature of this area is that there's something to see every few miles, making it ideal for road trips.
Any Oregonian will tell you that even a rainy day is a good beach day. With this in mind, bring some rain gear.
Lena Beck
Lena Beck
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  • Visit old-growth redwoods near the California state line.
  • Relax in Brookings' expansive Azalea Park.
  • Explore the many beaches along Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.

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Florence and Reedsport
Day 1379 km

Florence and Reedsport

On day one, explore the many unique geographical attractions on US-101, such as the sea lion caves and Thor's Well. Today provides a nice mix of exploration (short walks and viewpoints) and education (an introduction to aquaculture and local flora and fauna of Florence.) And to top it off, enjoy some of the best seafood in the region for dinner.
19:30
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Coos Bay and Bandon
Day 269 km

Coos Bay and Bandon

Check out a dairy creamery and a maritime museum, the stay the night at a B&B with lighthouse views. One of the highlights of Day 2 is spending time at Sunset Bay State Park -- a great place for beach strolling or building sandcastles. Today is the part of the trip where you'll get a cool mix of history and present-day enjoyment.
19:15
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Bandon and Gold Beach
Day 3128 km

Bandon and Gold Beach

Today is a deep dive into history -- the recent, and the not so recent. Day three brings you to a 19th-century lighthouse and some prehistoric dinosaurs. Start the day exploring the coastal environment; Bandon has miles of beaches and marshland. Then you'll head further south for some delicious barbecue. If you're lucky, you may even end the day with a light show.
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Brookings
Day 481 km

Brookings

On day three, you'll get to visit old-growth redwoods, something you can only do in the southern coastal part of the state. You'll also get to drive down a scenic byway of coastline, home to multiple pull-outs and places to stop for a quick hike or picnic. Finish the day in Brookings, a cute beach town with lots of good food and recreation space.
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