Winter Excursions at the Ocean on the West Coast of Oregon
There’s so much to do at the ocean near Florence during the winter. Examples include steelhead fishing and clamming on the Oregon Coast, watching waves crashing at Shore Acres, visiting museums or catching a show at a local theater, tackling the Oregon Dunes or rolling the dice at The Mill Casino. Here are some ideas to start planning your wintercation on Oregon’s Coast:
In the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area, there’s a fish for every season and a huge selection of prime fishing locations. Steelhead, crabbing and clamming are the must-fish fishes in the winter months, while spring is all about salmon, surf perch and bass. Year round you can come by boat, foot, kayak or charters and guides.
Oregon natives know it as storm watching, but it could actually be called wave watching. The formation of the cliffs at Shore Acres State Park meet up with the majestic Pacific Ocean to create 100-foot waves that photographers love to capture!
Culture on the Coast
Come see a show at LittleTheatre on the Bay (just south of Florence), stroll through unique museums and take in the rich artistic culture and maritime history of the Oregon Coast.
Ride the Dunes
There’s no place on this planet like the Oregon Dunes. Wind-sculpted dunes tower up to 500 feet above sea level and stretch forty miles for endless good times. Come see why thousands come to our dunes for this exceptional thrill only found in Oregon. Adrenaline junkies can rent their own quad, or nature lovers can take a guided tour.
Make it Big
Small towns have anything but small thrills: the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area is home to The Mill Casino, where there’s big time fun and the action never stops. With over 700 slots, Vegas-style table games, and two lounges, there’s something happening around the clock.