Things to Do on the Northern Oregon Coast

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Astoria Column

1 Coxcomb Drive
Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2963
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Some 400,000 visitors come annually for Astoria’s Astor Column’s stellar views, park-like setting and historic significance. The Column is 125’ tall, sports 164 interior steps and sits an impressive 600’ above sea level, affording a 365-degree view that encompasses Young’s Bay, the Coast Range, the Columbia River, and the Pacific Ocean at a distance. Commissioned by Ralph Budd, a president of the Great Northern Railroad,... read more

Some 400,000 visitors come annually for Astoria’s Astor Column’s stellar views, park-like setting and historic... read more

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Cannon Beach Surf

1088 S. Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 436-0475
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

When it comes to surfing in Cannon Beach, or almost anywhere on the North Coast, look no farther than Cannon Beach Surf. They'll set you straight with the most up to date surfing conditions, gear rentals, lessons and the surfing gear you need before you even head to the water. With an emphasis on providing their customers with one of a kind, custom-crafted products, a... read more

When it comes to surfing in Cannon Beach, or almost anywhere on the North Coast,... read more

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Cannon Beach Yoga Arts

251 N. Hemlock Street #2
Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 440-1649
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

The mission at Cannon Beach Yoga Arts is blending art and science together into a comprehensive yoga program. Opened in 2011, Cannon Beach Yoga Arts was created with the purpose of providing a well balanced, attentive and rejuvenating beach-side yoga experience on the North Coast. Created by Christen Allsop, Cannon Beach Yoga Arts brings over 17 years of experienced instruction to the classroom. Their thoughtful... read more

The mission at Cannon Beach Yoga Arts is blending art and science together into a... read more

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Clatsop County Historical Society

714 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Time travel to the past with the Clatsop County Historical Society (CCHS). Located in Astoria, the nonprofit educational organization is committed to preserving and presenting a treasure trove of Clatsop County historical information in engaging ways. CCHS operates four different museums housed in historic buildings: the Flavel House Museum, Heritage Museum, Oregon Film Museum and Uppertown Firefighters Museum. (The Uppertown Firefighters Museum is open seasonally,... read more

Time travel to the past with the Clatsop County Historical Society (CCHS). Located in Astoria,... read more

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Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2323
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Explore the heritage of the Columbia River at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Learn about the history of fishing, packing and other maritime industries dependent on the river as the icon itself makes a backdrop for the experience. 

The museum houses the largest collection of Pacific Northwest maritime artifacts in the country with more than 30,000 objects, 20,000 photographs and a 10,000-volume research library in... read more

Explore the heritage of the Columbia River at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Learn about... read more

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Ecola State Park

84318 Ecola Park Road
Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 436-2844
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do
Park Information
(800) 551-6949

From the moment you enter Ecola State Park's boundaries, you're face to face with the lush Sitka Spruce coastal rainforest. Keep driving and you'll see why the park is special to the entire Oregon Coast. This natural gem offers expansive views of the coast from Cannon Beach, around Tillamook Head and over nine miles of coastline. Enjoy the Oregon Coast the way it's meant to... read more

From the moment you enter Ecola State Park's boundaries, you're face to face with the... read more

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Flavel House Museum

441 8th Street
Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203
Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Take a step back in time and live the elegance of the late Victorian era by visiting the Flavel House Museum at the corner of 8th and Duane Streets in Astoria. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, Captain George Flavel and his family called this historic landmark called home in the late 1800s. Flavel was a Columbia River bar pilot and one the area’s first... read more

Take a step back in time and live the elegance of the late Victorian era... read more

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Fun Beach Speedway

915 Pacific Avenue S.
Long Beach, WA
(360) 777-3684
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

If you really want to kick your entertainment into high gear, motor over to the Fun Beach Speedway in downtown Long Beach. The everything-amusing complex is owned and operated by the Trusty family, long-time area residents who are constantly striving to improve the facility’s attraction factor.

Of course there are go-karts galore! In the summer months you’ll find riders, in single or double karts, fulfilling... read more

If you really want to kick your entertainment into high gear, motor over to the... read more

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Garibaldi Charters

7th Street and U.S. Highway 101
Garibaldi, OR
(503) 322-0007
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do
Toll Free
(800) 900-4665

Perhaps one of the most popular things to do along the North Oregon Coast is, of course, fishing! It's true too that with so many species and varieties of fish available to anglers, this area excels in providing the pelagic catch! When you're considering your options for the most efficient way of hooking those fish yourself, think of Garibaldi Charters. They specialize in group excursions... read more

Perhaps one of the most popular things to do along the North Oregon Coast is,... read more

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Heritage Museum

1618 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR
(503) 338-4849
Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

What was once Astoria’s Old City Hall is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum at the corner of Exchange and 16th Streets. The neoclassical structure was designed in 1904 by prominent Portland architect, Emil Schacht.  When you walk through its doors, prepare to step back in time. You’ll find a 1,000-year old hunting artifact, superbly crafted 19th century Chinook and Clatsop Indian... read more

What was once Astoria’s Old City Hall is now home to the Clatsop County... read more

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High Life Adventures

92111 High Life Road
Warrenton, OR
(503) 861-9875
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Imagine soaring over 30 miles of lush green hills, acres of tall timber, ponds and a seven-acre lake without the benefit of a plane or other kind of flying device. How? It’s no great mystery, you’re just wearing a harness (and helmet) that’s hooked to a zipline crisscrossing Warrenton.

This particular thrill became available in the North Coast in 2012, when David and Lancey Larson... read more

Imagine soaring over 30 miles of lush green hills, acres of tall timber, ponds and... read more

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Kayak Tillamook

P.O. Box 1270
Tillamook, OR
(503) 866-4808
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Paddling through the bays and estuaries along the North Oregon Coast is one of the many magical ways to discover the captivating beauty defining the area. Since 2005, Kayak Tillamook’s professional guides have served as ambassadors to this waterway wonderland with various guided tours year round. The company offers regularly scheduled tours and special tours by appointment from Nehalem Bay near Manzanita to Devils Lake... read more

Paddling through the bays and estuaries along the North Oregon Coast is one of the... read more

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Kelly’s Brighton Marina

29200 N. U.S. Highway 101
Rockaway Beach, OR
(503) 368-5745
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Kelly’s Brighton Marina has been a longstanding, everything-fun spot to try crabbing, fishing, camping, eating, socializing and the area’s beautiful natural surroundings. Located on the scenic shores of Nehalem Bay just north of Rockaway Beach, the family-owned and family-friendly seaport destination offers boats, gear and instruction on how to reel in your own fresh catch of the day. You can even bring your own boat... read more

Kelly’s Brighton Marina has been a longstanding, everything-fun spot to try crabbing, fishing, camping, eating,... read more

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Long Beach Horse Rides Inc.

409 Sid Snyder Drive
Long Beach, WA
(360) 642-2576
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do
Phone for texting
(360) 783-2376

Long Beach Horse Rides Inc. offers guided horseback rides for all ages and experience levels. With over 25 years of horse handling experience, you can rest assured that you and your family are in good hands. Take the walk-trot, one-hour horseback ride along the beach where you can drink in the beauty of the Pacific shore. Two-hour rides are also available for more experienced riders.... read more

Long Beach Horse Rides Inc. offers guided horseback rides for all ages and experience levels.... read more

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Lor's Tours

47 SW Gardenia Avenue
Warrenton, OR
(844) 567-8687 x844
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Lori Beth Kulp’s adventurous passion for showing off the Astoria and Warrenton area is the drive behind her business’s success, Lor’s Tours.

Your adventure begins with Lor’s Tour Bus you up at your specified location, and whisking you away to the historic Mt. Clatsop where Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery spent the winter of 1805 to 1806. Guests are treated to an... read more

Lori Beth Kulp’s adventurous passion for showing off the Astoria and Warrenton area is the... read more

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Manzanita Links

908 Lakeview Drive
Manzanita, OR
(503) 368-5744
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

One of Manzanita's best kept secrets might be its own golf course, Manzanita Links! Located just a short drive from the main street of Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Links features a well run and maintained, nine-hole golf course! Their premier beach-side locale and manicured course provides visitors in Manzanita even more activities to enjoy during their stay. Had your fill of the sandy beaches? Head out... read more

One of Manzanita's best kept secrets might be its own golf course, Manzanita Links! Located... read more

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Moment Surf Company

33260 Cape Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, OR
(503) 483-1025
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Named for the “perfect moments” that “come from surfing and the lifestyle it offers,” Moment Surf Company staff members want their customers to experience the same. Established in 2010, the motto for this authentic surf shop at the beach is “Surf Comes First.”

Tucked away in Pacific City and just a stone’s throw away from the ocean, Moment Surf offers a wide selection of surfing... read more

Named for the “perfect moments” that “come from surfing and the lifestyle it offers,” Moment... read more

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Oregon Coast Railriders

5400 Hayes Oyster Drive
Bay City, OR
(541) 786-6165
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Enjoy beautiful scenery while working off some of those coastal cuisine calories and vacation indulgences in a pedal-powered railroad cycle from Oregon Coast Railriders. Guests self-pedal their way through a variety of stunning landscapes during the two-hour, roundtrip adventure from Bay City to Tillamook and back. The four-seated railroad bicycles travel along an interactive portion of the Port of Tillamook Bay Rail Road for a 12-mile... read more

Enjoy beautiful scenery while working off some of those coastal cuisine calories and vacation indulgences... read more

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Oregon Film Museum

732 Duane Street
Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203
Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Astoria’s Oregon Film Museum (OFM) is all about Oregon films and film-making. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, it’s in the old county jail which was the real thing from 1914 to 1976. You’ll learn what films were made in the state and get fun, fascinating details about their production. You’ll even get a chance to make your own film!

The first... read more

Astoria’s Oregon Film Museum (OFM) is all about Oregon films and film-making. Operated by the... read more

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Seaside Aquarium

200 North Prom
Seaside, OR
(503) 738-6211
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

The Seaside Aquarium is a family favorite with it near 100 species of marine life, and it's also one of the oldest aquariums on the West Coast. It established the first program to breed harbor seals in captivity and allows visitors the chance to feed the popular seal family. The aquarium’s Discovery Center features microscopes to view their tiniest creatures and an expert staff to answer questions.... read more

The Seaside Aquarium is a family favorite with it near 100 species of marine life,... read more

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Seaside Helicopters LLC

2665 S. Roosevelt Avenue
P.O. Box 874
Seaside, OR
(503) 440-4123
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Want the ultimate Facebook vacation selfie?  Seaside Helicopters LLC helps you get it with a birds-eye view of Pacific Northwest paradise in the background as you snap your picture. Based in Seaside, you can use their tours to explore Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria and the Columbia River areas. They give you a panoramic perspective of the North Oregon Coast, showcasing stunning haystack rock formations jutting out... read more

Want the ultimate Facebook vacation selfie?  Seaside Helicopters LLC helps you get it with a... read more

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Skookum Surf Co.

811 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, WA
(360) 358-7873
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Miles of uncrowded sandy beach, ceaseless surf and warmer water make the Long Beach Peninsula a great place to surf and Skookum Surf Co. a great place to learn how to ‘Hang 10’ safely and quickly with your friends and family.

Skookum offers surf lessons, skimboard rentals and surf equipment rentals to make the most of your fun on the coast. The skilled instructors have... read more

Miles of uncrowded sandy beach, ceaseless surf and warmer water make the Long Beach Peninsula... read more

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Spa Manzanita

114 Laneda Avenue
Manzanita, OR
(503) 368-4777
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

During your stay in Manzanita, it's a sure thing that you'll likely be enjoying the beach, exploring the shopping available on Laneda Avenue and tantalizing your taste buds at one of the many nearby local restaurants. However, if you're really looking for a relaxing time by the beach, check out Spa Manzanita. Conveniently located just one block from the beach, Spa Manzanita offers its guests the... read more

During your stay in Manzanita, it's a sure thing that you'll likely be enjoying the... read more

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The Rides at Long Beach, WA

P.O. Box 836
Long Beach, WA
(360) 642-3482
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

Experience old fashioned family fun at The Rides at Long Beach, WA, where you can enjoy amusement rides and bumper cars in downtown Long Beach. You’ll be just steps away from restaurants, souvenir shops, art galleries and all the other things the scenic town of Long Beach has to offer for an exciting day on the Peninsula. With rides like the Octopus, the Rock-O-Plane and... read more

Experience old fashioned family fun at The Rides at Long Beach, WA, where you can... read more

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Uppertown Firefighters Museum

2968 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR
(503) 325-2203
Clatsop County Historical Society
North Oregon Coast Thing to Do

A smokin' collection of Clatsop County firefighting equipment can be found at the Uppertown Firefighters Museum on the corner of 30th Street and Marine Drive in Astoria. Operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society, the museum’s exhibits include a horse-drawn ladder wagon, hose carts, a 1912 American LaFrance fire truck, a Stutz fire engine and a 1946 Mack fire truck. This blast from the past... read more

A smokin' collection of Clatsop County firefighting equipment can be found at the Uppertown Firefighters... read more