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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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Come by the Visitors Center at 290 Hwy 101 and check it out!For the Month of March 2023, Jo Beaudreau, Local Artist, Business Owner at BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery and City of Florence, Oregon - Government City Councilor is showcasing her encaustic mixed media work at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Gallery (Florence Oregon Coast). Each year she creates a new body of work featuring the Florence Oregon Coast in her explORE series. This year’s theme is Mermaid View.

Mermaid View features Mermaid Shannon, a real mermaid, who visiting Florence to help celebrate the Exploding Whale Anniversary this summer and fall. She tries to make her way to the Florence area when she isn’t out playing with Whales or helping other mermaids learn mermaid ways.

Jo Beaudreau has a cum laude Bachelors of Fine Arts. She uses art as a ways and means of exploring the plethora of emotions, objects, wonder and scenery of the Coast. Her works has been displayed at numerous shows and locations across America. She also does commission, commercial and portrait work as well.

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Come by the Visitors Center at 290 Hwy 101 and check it out!

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