Articles by Gary Hayes

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Are there dog-friendly campgrounds on the Southern Oregon Coast near Florence?

Nearly all Oregon State Park campgrounds welcome dogs.Pets must be confined by the owner, or on a leash not more than six (6) feet long, and kept under physical control at all times. The closest State Park campground to Florence would be Honeyman…

October 31st, 2013- Post Your Answer
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A Wild River and Scenic Coastline in Gold Beach

October 29th, 2013

A whisker-faced river otter pops his head out of the water just yards away from our boat. I manage to get off a single…

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What is the weather like on the Oregon Coast during the holiday season? We’ll be in the Lincoln City area.

Temperatures in December and January on the Oregon Coast are typically mild, ranging from low temperatures in the high…

October 2nd, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area at Umpqua Dunes (John Dellenback Dunes Trail)

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

September 18th, 2013

Editor’s note: Looking for an Oregon getaway?Enter to win your very own adventure through Oregon’s Winter…

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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…

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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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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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