The Towns of the South Oregon & Northern California Coast

Rick Watson 013-from Furguson
Tide pooling
Cape Sebastian
Cape Blanco
Lower (West) Rogue River Trail

Reedsport & Winchester Bay

Reedsport is home to the Umpqua Discovery Center and the Information Center for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Located just a few miles east on Route 38, is the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area.  More information….

Visiting for the first time?  Try our list of Itineraries to guide your visit!

Coos Bay & Charleston

Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston together, are known as the Oregon Bay Area.  Be sure to take a side trip out to Charleston and see the Cape Argo area. More information….


Discover a quaint town with ocean views and a preserved Old Town that is fun to visit.

From the Old Town pier, one can view the Coquille River Lighthouse plus enjoy views of the bay while eating fresh seafood. More information….

Gold Beach & Port Orford

Jet boats
Jet Boats on the Rogue River from Gold Beach

Gold Beach and Port Orford features one of the world’s most scenic drives along Highway 101. The area is also home to some of the best of America’s Scenic and Wild Rivers: the Rogue, Illinois, Sixes and Elk rivers.

Don’t miss the chance to ride the jet boats on the Rogue River.  Plus some of the best hikes on the coast are nearby, many along the river. More information….


Brookings – Harbor is situated in the heart of Oregon’s Banana Belt, the area enjoys mild weather the year around with sunny warm days in the summer and cool days in the winter.

The drive north from Brookings is one of the most scenic in the world.   More information….

Crescent City

Crescent City’s main attractions are its ocean views and redwoods, plus two lighthouses.

There are wonderful hikes through the redwoods as well as along the coast.  Plus camping within the redwood forest.   More information….

Eureka / Fortuna / Arcata

Eureka 'Pink Lady'Eureka has hundreds of well preserved 19th and 20th century historic homes, including the “Pink Lady” formerly known as the Milton Carson House (1889).

In addition to being on a particularly  pretty part of the coast, with long stretches of sandy beaches, Eureka is in the middle of the best Redwood forests in the world.   More information….