Beach treasures abound on the Oregon Coast at any of the
beach accesses: north and south jetties, Heceta Beach,
Sutton Creek, Siltcoos dunes access and several miles north
at Devil’s Elbow, Washburne Park and Muriel Ponsler Wayside
or the gravel bar
at Big Creek. Head to the beach during low tides and
minus tides, especially whenthey come early in the morning. You will have beat
the other treasure hunters and as an extra bonus, the
wind is often calmest in the morning. Many
interesting shells can also be found in tidepools and
just underneath a layer of sand.
Wind-sculpted sand dunes towering to 500 feet above sea
level provide numerous recreational opportunities
including off-highway vehicle use, hiking, photography,
fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and camping.
Visitors enjoy thick “tree islands”, open dunes,
marsh-like deflation plains and beaches.
& 1 River
Enjoy popular recreational activities include fishing,
swimming and boating in the 17 lakes around Florence.
The Siuslaw River offers seasonal salmon fishing and
crabbing, as well as ocean access on clear days.
Hike to Sweet Creek Falls or play in the gentle rapids
at Rain Rocks.
Ocean Dunes Golf Links in Florence, Oregon offers true
golf links, with the native landscaping for a unique and
Sand Pines Golf Course sits amid rolling greens, towering
pines and gentle dunes, creating a course that is as
challenging as it is scenic.