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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.

Florence Heceta Head Lighthouse

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.

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Karen Chalmers of Spinning Sands & Crystal Bowls by Jade Rehder
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Join us about 12noon until Karen completes a free-styled mandala in front of Driftwood Shores! Jade Rehder will be playing her classic crystal bowls between 1pm-2pm.

Bring your cameras, beach chairs, hang drums, and enjoy observing this beautiful and meditative sand art. Karen spins and dances as she rakes. All her pieces have meaning and are part of her own personal healing process.

This is a free, family event sponsored by
Driftwood Shores
Sand Master Sandboarding
Fresh Harvest Café
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Join us this weekend!

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I went there last year, and would suggest leaving your dogs at home, or keeping them on a short leash so they don't run through the beautiful designs, messing them up.

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