Welcome to Florence, Oregon
Here you’ll find an abundance of adventure—fun things to do and places to see on the Central Oregon Coast including uncrowded beaches, spectacular dunes, golf, fishing, horseback riding, ATV riding, sandboarding…and that’s just your first few days. Come, relive and share the youthful memories from family trips (remember that epic sandcastle you built?). Make new memories with friends and family—hiking, kite flying, picnicking, crabbing, whale watching, storm watching…so much to do you’re going to need award-winning lodging and dining options. You’ll easily find ALL THAT right here in the middle of the Oregon Coast.
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Situated high above the Pacific Ocean on the rugged Heceta Head outcropping is one of the most popular and inspirational sites on the Oregon Coast; and it is only about 10 scenic miles north of Florence. It is a must-see among must-sees here in Oregon’s Coastal Playground.
Heceta Head Lightstation [say “Ha (or Huh) – SEE – Tah” to sound like a local] is one of the most beautiful, and thus one of the most photographed, lighthouses in the world.
The Heceta Head Lighthouse and Queen Ann style Light Keeper’s home, circa 1894, are both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free tours are available of both. The home is now a highly-rated bed-and-breakfast with antique furnishings and an indulgent seven-course breakfast of locally- and regionally-sourced delicacies.