Heceta Head Lighthouse

There are few more dramatic vistas along the Oregon Coast than Heceta Head, a 200-foot bluff that juts out into the sea and is crowned with a 56-foot-tall lighthouse that has steered ships from danger since 1894. The view is especially eye-popping from the pullout along U.S. 101, just past the Sea Lion Caves, about 10… More
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Oregon Coast

Thoughts fade away along this wind-swept shoreline, home to soaring sand dunes, pristine state parks and bustling harbors. 

It doesn’t get much more coastal than this region. And thanks to a pioneering beach bill, all 363 miles of Oregon’s coastline remain free and public. That means endless opportunities to comb for agates or glass floats, catch your own Dungeness crab or razor clam, watch for whales, seals and puffins, make footprints in the sand or simply be captivated by a winter storm from inside a cozy beachfront lodge. No matter the season, the Oregon Coast is a rejuvenating getaway.

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Where can we go whale watching?

You can spot whales nearly year-round on the Oregon Coast. Gray Whales migrate along the Oregon Coast twice a year, once in spring as they are headed north and in winter when headed south. There are about 200 whales that only migrate as far north as Oregon and can be seen nearly year-round until they…


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Official State Welcome Center

Seaside Welcome Center

7 N Roosevelt
Seaside, OR 97138
Public RestroomPublic Wi-FiOpen to the Public
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