Articles by Gary Hayes

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Top 10 Don’t-Miss Spots on the Oregon Coast

September 18th, 2013

As the Travel Oregon Ask Oregon expert for the Coast, one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is what are the…

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Where to See Seals and Sea Lions on the Oregon Coast

September 6th, 2013

There are many places along Oregon’s 363-mile coastline where you are can see seals or sea lions in natural…

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The Oregon Coast Rocks

August 27th, 2013

It’s surely Oregon’s most photographed rock. It’s low tide and I can walk right up to the base of Haystack Rock…

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What places on the Oregon Coast commemorate the Lewis & Clark expedition?

The Lewis and Clark National Historical Park encompasses several sites along the Lower Columbia River in both Oregon…

July 31st, 2013- Post Your Answer
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What are some good hikes and bird watching spots in Newport?

There are several options for hiking in the Newport area. For a great beach walk, you can walk from Beverly Beach State…

July 3rd, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Where is the best place to camp, hike and bike on the North Oregon Coast?

My top choice would be Cape Lookout State Park southwest of Tillamook for the best camping experience. The campground…

May 30th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Where can I find some nice wines and B&Bs along the Oregon Coast? We’re coming for our anniversary.

North Oregon Coast: For special occasions, it’s hard to beat the experience at Cannon Beach’s Stephanie Inn…

April 26th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Which restaurant serves the best oysters on the Oregon Coast?

Any part of the coast you visit will offer great options for enjoying fresh, local oysters served in many preparations,…

March 28th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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We are traveling the entire Oregon Coast. What are the top scenic viewpoints?

The top 10 attractions I would recommend include (north to south): Astoria’s historic attractions including the…

February 28th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Which cities on the Oregon Coast offer the best natural sites and unique geological features?

There would be many cities, towns and natural areas I would recommend along the 363-mile Oregon Coast for your…

January 8th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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About Author Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes is publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine and founder of Pelican Productions, Inc, a travel media and marketing company based in Seaside. Gary is a native Oregonian whose earliest memories include working on his grandfather’s fishing boat on the Oregon Coast. An extensively published photographer, Gary now lives in Cannon Beach and loves exploring the Northwest’s dramatic landscapes and capturing its natural wonders. He does clean up nicely though and he may also be found sampling Northwest wines and fine regional cuisine at every opportunity. He is a food and wine writer and is the Executive Director of the SavorNW Wine Awards.

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