Central Oregon Coast Attractions

With a vast array of attractions, it’s impossible to be bored on the Central Oregon Coast. Head to Lincoln City, Oregon, attractions to blow your own art glass, shop ‘til you drop at the town’s large outlet mall and get in a little gambling or take in a show at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Whale watching is a must-see Depoe Bay, Oregon, attraction, and the nearby Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint is a favorite place to spot the deep sea creatures. Another popular Central Oregon Coast attraction is the Devil’s Punchbowl off of U.S. Highway 101, near Otter Rock. This impressive sandstone cauldron serves up a frothy oceanic brew when surf’s up and is one of Oregon’s seven protected intertidal areas. Among Newport, Oregon, attractions you’ll find Oregon’s tallest lighthouse, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and several museums. On your way to play on the towering sand mounds of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Florence, Oregon, attractions, check out the Sea Lions Cave – a great place to explore and experience the wildlife on the Central Oregon Coast. These are just a few examples of the many Central Oregon Coast attractions. Use this page as a road map to these and many others, including the Waldport, Oregon, attractions.

Fewer Crowds at Central Oregon Coast Attractions

One of the many desirable qualities of the Central Oregon Coast is that it tends to be less crowded along miles of dynamic coastline than other Pacific Northwest areas. This makes all of its sometimes silly, sometimes scenic and always stellar seaside fascinations easily accessible. Fun seaside attractions, glorious geographical formations, abundant wildlife, historic lighthouses, family-friendly festivals, beach-town charm, postcard-perfect views and majestic state parks are just a few of the attractions you’ll find on the Central Oregon Coast. From quirky to classy, Central Oregon Coast attractions offer something for everyone. Explore this page so you can easily discover what makes the Central Coast one of the most attractive places around. 

Central Oregon Coast Attractions by Area

Lincoln City | Depoe Bay | Newport & Toledo | Waldport & Yachats | Florence

Central Oregon Coast Attractions by Category

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Central Oregon Coast Attractions
92072 S. U.S. Highway 101, Yachats
(866) 547-3696

Heceta Head Lighthouse, built in 1894, is a working lighthouse on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can enjoy a view of the Pacific and even stay the night in the Lightkeeper’s cottages. Every morning, guests are treated to a seven-course breakfast. The lighthouse perches 205 feet above the ocean, and the light from its lens reaches about 21 miles off shore. In the... read more

Heceta Head Lighthouse, built in 1894, is a working lighthouse on the National Register of... read more

Newport's Historic Bayfront

Central Oregon Coast Attractions
250-300 SW Bay Boulevard, Newport

Newport Historic Bayfront is a district known for its restaurants and gift shops along the water, where visitors can also view sea lions sprawling out by the boat docks. You can find everything from locally made candles and jewelry to Newport-themed T-shirts and hats in the gift shops, as well as crafts and artwork in local galleries. The bayfront is also home to several attractions,... read more

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Oregon Coast Aquarium

Central Oregon Coast Attractions
2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport
(541) 867-3474

At the Oregon Coast Aquarium you can choose to view the world-class displays of both fish and fowl or truly immerse yourself within the displays themselves. Available experiences include the Behind the Scenes tour, where you will see how the aquarium’s roughly 15,000 creatures, including sea otters, sea lions, pelicans and sharks, are cared for. You'll also learn about what is being done to protect... read more

At the Oregon Coast Aquarium you can choose to view the world-class displays of both... read more