A Local’s Guide to the Oregon Dunes

To see where the dunes came from, just look inland: they’re essentially ground-up pieces of the Oregon Coast Range, worn away by time and weather and washed downstream to the ocean. Tides, currents, waves and wind pushed the resulting sand back inland. Since this part of Oregon’s coastline is a gentle slope instead of the…

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North Bend

There’s adventure around every corner in North Bend.

A charming city situated next to Coos Bay, North Bend is just south of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area ⁠— and all its outdoor recreation. To the west are picturesque state parks, including Shore Acres State Park, where towering cliffs meet the mighty Pacific Ocean to churn stunning waves that are a photographer’s dream.  In town, admire the historic Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge, walk along the beautiful Horsfall Beach and explore the quaint shops, antique stores and restaurants. It’s all here.

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What places on the Central and South Coast are wheelchair accessible?

Many of the top attractions and viewpoints on the Oregon Coast are wheelchair accessible. Here is a list of some of my favorite Central and South Coast areas that offer wheelchair accessibility: Depoe Bay Whale Watch Center: This is a facility operated by Oregon State Parks that is one of the best whale watching locations…


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