While the 363 miles of Oregon coastline are stunning, pristine and accessible all year long, a winter trip always delivers unexpected treasures. Visitors often find the Coast’s winter temperatures warmer than inland climes. Many come for the storm watching and stay for beachcombing and fort building in the sunbreaks that follow. Most cherish the fewer crowds and the surging energy of the Coast in the cooler months. Here’s how to explore the quiet beauty of Oregon’s coastal areas this winter.