Articles by Gary Hayes

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Explore Harris Beach State Park

November 6th, 2015

It’s famous for sandy beaches, scenic rock formations, colorful tide pools, outstanding bird watching and frequently…

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Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

October 12th, 2015

Stunning ocean views, a historic lighthouse, Oregon’s most unique fishing port and river pools that glisten like gems…

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Where can we look for agates on the Coast?

Agates are found along many beaches on the Oregon Coast that are adjacent to cliffs and streams. In addition to finding…

October 10th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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What interesting tourist attractions are between Newport and Astoria?

There are many great attractions and scenic areas between Newport and Astoria. My must stops for any trip in the…

August 30th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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What is the weather at the Coast like in September?

Is is sunny or rainy on the Oregon Coast in September? Yes! In case my sense of humor does not translate, you should be…

July 29th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Is Newport worth the trip from Yachats and Florence?

Newport has many great attractions that you might not want to miss. The historic bay front is uniquely interesting, a…

July 11th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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What’s an interesting route to Newport? My 9-year-old is a big fan of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The Newport area is great for kids. In addition to Ripley’s, there is also Undersea Gardens and Wax Works wax…

June 14th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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What are the best places to take photographs on the Coast?

Ifenter Oregon at Brookings, you may want to make Harris Beach State Park your first stop, especially if you are…

May 16th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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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…

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…

April 10th, 2015- 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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