Articles by Gary Hayes

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Which Central Coast town is best for secluded beaches and a laid-back vibe?

Consider Yachatsas your destination. I think it fits your description and desires better than any town on the Central Oregon Coast. It’s a popular destination, but it’s definitely quieter than North Coast destinations like Seaside or…

September 19th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Are dogs allowed on Oregon Coast beaches?

In general, most of Oregon’s beaches allow dogs. Some beaches within local enforcement areas may require that dogs be leashed and there are a few beaches that do not allow dogs or require leashes to protect wildlife. Inter-tidal areas…

September 2nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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How can I see the Oregon Coast on a budget?

Oregon State Parks offer access to some of the most remarkable scenic views and natural areas on the Oregon Coast. Many of the Oregon Coast’s State Parks do not require day-use fees and of those, my favorites are Cape Meares, Seal Rock and…

August 22nd, 2016- Post Your Answer
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6 Great Hikes on the Wild Rivers Coast

August 16th, 2016

Trails through lush rainforest emerge to stunning ocean views and wild crashing waves, but there’s much more awaiting…

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What events are happening on the Oregon Coast at the end of summer?

Late-September through early-October is a great time to visit the Oregon Coast for outdoor recreation and wildlife…

August 9th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Where is the closest crabbing/clamming location to Portland?

The best beaches for razor clamming on the Oregon Coast are about 90 minutes from Portland in the Seaside area and…

July 28th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Seek Out Adventure in Port Orford

July 27th, 2016

Battle Rock Park in Port Orford beckons to visitors passing through this little town with its beautiful view of a…

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What are your top 5 places to spend a night (or two) on the Oregon Coast?

My choices would be Cannon Beach, Newport, Yachats, Bandon and Gold Beach for the following reasons: Cannon Beach is a…

July 6th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What is Cannon Beach’s most secluded, away-from-tourists beach?

Relatively speaking, aquiet beach in Cannon Beach during the summer is a bit of on oxymoron. However,Crescent Beach…

June 29th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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I’m a big ‘Goonies’ fan… where do you recommend we visit?

Astoria is famous for being the filming location of the 1985 hit classic‘The Goonies,’ as well as a…

June 13th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes is publisher of Coast Explorer Magazine and founder of Explorer Media Group, 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. Now living in Cannon Beach, Gary is an extensively published photographer and writer focusing on the Oregon Coast and the Northwest's food and wine culture. He also serves as Executive Director of the SavorNW Wine Awards.

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