Travel Blog Guide to the Oregon Coast in Any Weather

Published: November 02, 2018

The Oregon Coast is beautiful in all weather. Hike seaside cliff trails with far-reaching views on sunny days. Watch the light from the brightest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast penetrate banks of rolling fog. Experience the drama of a coastal storm from the comfort of a cozy restaurant.

Historic Old Town Florence offers fresh seafood, local art galleries, Siuslaw River views and some of the finest coffee on the coast. Spend the wetter hours browsing the shops and chatting with locals. There is no bad weather, just poor clothing choices!

Dune Buggy Ride on the Oregon Coast


Cape Creek Bridge, Florence


Sea Lion Caves by Melanie Griffin


  • Storm watch from the Surfside Restaurant with its floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Hit the indoor pool or hot tub back at your hotel
  • Catch a movie at City Lights Cinema
  • Check out the performing arts or events at Florence Events Center
  • Get cozy with a good book and a glass of wine or mug of cocoa
  • Visit the famous Sea Lion Caves
  • Shop the outstanding collection of boutiques in Historic Old Town Florence
  • Play at the Three Rivers Casino
  • Order up a delicious bowl of clam chowder on Bay Street
  • Put on some winter clothes and try any of the sunny day activities

Dune Buggy Ride on the Oregon Coast



All seasons on the Oregon Coast experience some shifting weather patterns, so dress in layers and bring a jacket. Plan ahead but then be flexible with your choices of coastal activities. There are so many great things to do on the coast in any weather.

Check the current weather in Florence.

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Tourism Marketing Coordinator for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and buying too many house plants. Follow her Instagram for Lane County’s best kept secrets.