48 Relaxing Hours in Florence

A couple slows down and spends some quality time together on Oregon’s Central Coast.

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: Curt Peters, Courtesy of Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Florence

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With a prime location on the Central Oregon Coast at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, Florence offers all of the region’s perks in one visit. From freshwater lakes and miles of coastal sand dunes to world-class landmarks like Heceta Head Lighthouse and the Sea Lion Caves, Florence is a favorite destination for foodies, adventurers and dreamers.

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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 are wonderful views of the coastline including Oregon’s iconic Haystack Rock and the offshore Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. You can visit Haystack Rock by parking in Cannon Beach and if you visit at low tide you can…

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