Articles by Gary Hayes

ten of 73 Articles
  Category Content Type

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 a good location for agates, beach conditions are a critical factor. Typically, sand builds up on beaches during the summer and…

October 10th, 2015- Post Your Answer
Ask Oregon

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 immediate Newport area would include the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and the historic bayfront. If you have at least a couple…

August 30th, 2015- Post Your Answer
Ask Oregon

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 prepared for rain just about any time you visit the Oregon Coast, though September often offers some of the most dependably sunny…

July 29th, 2015- Post Your Answer
Ask Oregon

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 mix of tourist attractions and working waterfront. The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is on my top 10list of places not to…

July 11th, 2015- Post Your Answer
Ask Oregon

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 museum on the historic bayfront and the fabulous Oregon Coast Aquarium on the north side of the bay. The Yaquina Head Outstanding…

June 14th, 2015- Post Your Answer
Ask Oregon

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 there during low tide. Harris Beach is one of Oregon’s seven Marine Gardens that are protected intertidal areas. There are also…

May 16th, 2015- Post Your Answer
Ask Oregon

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
Ask Oregon

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
Ask Oregon

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
Ask Oregon
Coquille Point

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…


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.

Win a Pendleton Blanket


Subscribe to the Travel Oregon email newsletter and be entered to win a commemorative Crater Lake Pendleton Blanket.

Click here for terms and conditions.

You're almost there!
Click the link in the email we just sent you to confirm your subscription.

Hmm, something went wrong, please try later.