Articles by Gary Hayes

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What is the best place to go kayaking on the Coast?

That’s a tough one. There are a wide variety of kayaking opportunities along Oregon’s 363-mile coastline and the “best” would really be determined by your skill level and the type of paddling experience you are after. There…

April 22nd, 2015- Post Your Answer
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How should we spend 48 hours on the Oregon Coast?

Two days traveling the Oregon Coast meansseverely limit stopping and spending any time at the many attractions along the 363-mile coastline. Newport or Yachats make a good first overnight stop to explore some of the amazing scenic areas on the…

April 10th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Can you suggest a trip that allows us to see lots of boats?

There are several choices for good port or fishing towns on the Oregon Coast. On the North Oregon Coast, you could consider Astoria with its working riverfront ranging from fishing boats and international commercial ships to recreational boats and…

March 29th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Five Great Viewpoints on the Southern Oregon Coast

February 5th, 2015

Rocky spires reach skyward along the beach in Bandon. Sheer cliffs meet surging waves with explosive results at Cape…

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What is there to do around Rockaway Beach that is easily accessible for all ages and abilities?

Rockaway Beach makes a good base for exploring the coast north and south with several great accessible attractions for…

February 2nd, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Which state park has the best oceanside site for tent camping? Looking for great views and beach access.

I would have to go withCape Lookout State Park on the North Oregon Coast. RV spaces are more toward the center of the…

August 15th, 2014- Post Your Answer
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What are some family-friendly things to do around Lincoln City?

Obviously beach activities like beachcombing, kite flying and building sandcastles tops the list, but there are some…

March 25th, 2014- Post Your Answer
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Hiking Tour of the Oregon Coast

February 26th, 2014

Traverse rainforest, discover picture perfect ocean views or trek through an otherworldly landscape of seemingly…

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We are traveling from Astoria to Florence on the Oregon Coast. What are some natural wonders we should stop and see along the way?

For natural wonders between Astoria and Florence, I would suggest starting at Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach. There…

January 27th, 2014- Post Your Answer
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What is the Oregon Coast like in February and March?

February and early March on the Oregon Coast are part of the quiet seasons, though Valentine’s Day and Presidents…

December 27th, 2013- 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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