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

Situated next to Coos Bay, North Bend is home to the towering 500-foot sand dunes of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, historic McCullough Memorial Bridge, beautiful Horsfall Beach and plenty of quaint shops, antique stores and restaurants.

At nearby Shore Acres State Park, towering cliffs meet with the mighty Pacific Ocean to create 100-foot waves that are a photographer and ocean lover’s dream.

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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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