Articles by Gary Hayes

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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 park and the beachfront sites are dedicated to tents. You will find a link to the campground map on the Cape Lookout page 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 other attractions and day trips that I would recommend. Depending on your kids’ ages, the Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio…

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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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…

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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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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