Beachcombing on the Oregon Coast

Beachcombing

Beachcombing is a favorite activity here on the Oregon coast. With the storms and often rainy weather, lots of different things make its way onto the coastline and beaches of Oregon. Unfortunately, unless you use driftwood to make furniture or other items, you won’t find much just strolling the beaches without the proper equipment.

Here’s how to get the most out of your beachcombing adventure.

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Get the right foot wear! Beachcombing involves both exploring the beach and the water, so grab some felt bottomed scuba shoes for protection against the rocks and avoiding slippery situations.

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Grab some containers! A plastic bag and a canvas bag work great. Use the canvas bag for holding any goodies you find, and help keep Oregon clean by picking up any trash you find and placing it in your plastic bag. A healthy beach is a happy beach!

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Sunscreen is a must, even on the mostly cloudy Oregon coast! Cover up your arms and legs and apply sunscreen, especially if you plan to explore the beaches for long periods of time. Cloudy days often cause sun rays to be magnified, therefore causing a more severe burn.

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Bring your camera, and capture some beautiful shots of the Oregon coast, your treasure, or anything else you might like to remember forever!

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Metal detectors can often help you find things hidden beneath the sand. Don’t let a little sand cause you an “out of sight, out of mind” missed opportunity.

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Remember to leave the wild life alone. Beachcombing involves find hidden treasures that are not living or housing living animals. This includes starfish, crabs, turtles, and even shells housing hermit crabs. If it’s dead, it’s alright to take. Capture everything with your camera that you’re unable to physically bring back home with you! It’s the next best thing!

Beachcombing

Always watch out for sneaker waves while exploring the Oregon coast. Never turn your back on the water, especially on stormy days. Too many people have been dragged out to sea due to sneaker waves. Stay safe and keep children and animals close to you at all times.

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The best times for beachcombing are during the winter, early AM, at low or receding tide when you have access to more areas of the beach, and right after a storm. Since storms occur frequently on the Oregon coast, you’ll always have a great chance of finding something interesting on your beachcombing trip.

Beachcombing

Every year, Lincoln City places glass floats on their beaches, free to anyone who finds one, or several, if you’re lucky! This event runs from mid October to late May. The floats are placed randomly across Lincoln City’s beaches during this time period, weather permitting.

On your next visit to the Oregon coast, or if you’re already a permanent resident, come try your luck at beachcombing! The water is calling!

Handicap Accessible Homes from Oregon Beach Vacations

We currently have 9 vacation homes with handicap accessibility here at Oregon Beach Vacations! Choose your favorite, and book today!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
Heron’s View at Bridgeport in Seaside, Oregon

Heron’s View at Bridgeport – Seaside, Condo, riverfront, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths – This modern and ocean themed handicap condo is perfect for guests who want to be near the river and near the fun! You’ll find that you and your 5 guests will have plenty of space to move around in this luxury condo located in Seaside! And if you’re coming down from Washington, your drive will be that much shorter! There is also a fitness room located at this vacation rental for all of our guests to enjoy!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
Michael’s Beach Place @ Shoreline Ridge in Newport, Oregon

Michael’s Beach Place @ Shoreline Ridge – Newport, condo, oceanfront, sleeps 7 with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths – This beautiful oceanfront condo is handicap accessible and located on the 2nd floor of Shoreline Ridge in Newport. Newly renovated with all modern appliances, you and your 6 guests can enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean in style and comfort! You’ll even have grand views of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Cape Foulweather! Whether you’re into storm watching during the winter, or sunset gazing during the long summer nights, you and your family will love Michael’s Beach Place @ Shoreline Ridge!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
The Oceanfront Overlook in Newport, Oregon

The Oceanfront Overlook – Newport, condo, oceanfront, sleeps 4 with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths – This handicap condo offers breathtaking views of Yaquina Head Lighthouse and is only a few blocks north of the timeless Nye Beach area of Newport! You’ll be able to access not only the beach, but wonderful shops and restaurants in a less than 10 minute walk. Enjoy this beautiful view in both the summer and winter months!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
Om Home in Gleneden Beach, Oregon

Om Home – Gleneden Beach, house, oceanfront, sleeps 8 with 3 bedroom and 2 baths, pet friendly – This gorgeous 3 story handicap home offers a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean! It even comes with a built in elevator for guest use, making this home perfect for wheelchairs! Enter the home on the bottom floor and head to the elevator for easier access! You’ll find 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, while the kitchen, living, and another bedroom and bathroom are located on the top floor. You’ll also have a deck right outside the dining room to watch the sunset from, or head back down to the second floor to play in the backyard with the puppies and kids!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
Promenade Deck in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Promenade Deck – Depoe Bay, condo, oceanfront, sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths – This oceanfront handicap condo is so close to the shoreline, you won’t know where land ends and the sea begins from this beautiful rental! With an elevator to get you to your room safely and easily, you and your 5 guests will love the views from this beautiful condo on the Oregon coast! Whether you’re into storm watching or would rather catch a beautiful sunset, you’ll be able to see it all from this condo!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
Sand Dollar in Seaside, Oregon

Sand Dollar – Seaside, house, ocean view, sleeps 12 with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, pet friendly – The promenade in Seaside is just a house away from this beautiful handicap home, while Aquarium and downtown Seaside are just a few blocks away. You’ll have a beautiful ocean view from this home to share not only with your 11 other guests, but your pups as well!

Oregon coast Handicap vacation rental
Steve’s Getaway in Seaside, Oregon

Steve’s Getaway – Seaside, house, beach access, sleeps 10 with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths – With a wheelchair accessible ramp, this home can easily get your handicapped loved ones through the front door and into a beautiful and large vacation rental! You’ll also be a short ten minutes away from downtown Seaside, where food, shops, and fun await! If you’re coming down from Washington, you’ll find the drive shorter and more relaxing!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
The Tides Inn in Lincoln City, Oregon

The Tides Inn – Lincoln City, house, beach access, sleeps 14 with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths – This gorgeous, specially built home in Lincoln City offers a beautiful ocean view from the top deck of this home! With 3 floors, you and your family will have plenty of space to call your own on your vacation. You’ll even have your own private sauna on the bottom floor. A wheelchair accessible bedroom is located on the main floor with a fully accessible bathroom adjoined! You’ll love the beautiful setup of the unique home. It even has a pipe running through the center of the house acting as a laundry shoot, so guests on the top and middle floors can simply drop their laundry into the laundry room with ease!

Oregon coast handicap vacation rental
Waters Edge 407 in Lincoln City, Oregon

Waters Edge 407 – Lincoln City, Condo, bay front, sleeps 6 with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath – This top floor condo at the Waters Edge Complex sports a fantastic view of the Siletz Bay to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west! Waters Edge has an elevator for guests to reach this floor and it also offers a handicap friendly layout in room 407. Go out on the deck and watch as high tide fills up the bay. Check back later as you watch the water return to the Pacific. You’ll have plenty of restaurants to eat out at and things to do while staying down here in the Taft district!

5 Couple’s Retreats – Oregon Coast

Searching for a beautiful home this fall just for the two of you? Planning an anniversary to the Oregon coast but don’t need all that extra space that most vacation rentals offer? Check out these 5 gorgeous homes with room for 2 to 4 guests! A few are even pet friendly, and perfect for bringing the pups on your getaway to the coast this fall! Have your best couple’s getaway yet with Oregon Beach Vacations!

1. Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage – This beautiful townhouse in Newport with an ocean view has one bedroom and two baths and can accommodate up to four guests. If you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, this home is perfect for you! This stylish and classy vacation home has the most beautiful view of the Oregon Coast! You’ll want to come back again and again! Book today!

 

Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage in Newport, Oregon
Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage in Newport, Oregon

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10 Pet Friendly Vacation Homes

Finding a beautiful vacation home for 4 or more guests and a dog can sometimes be a challenge. Here at Oregon Beach Vacations, we want you to get the most out of your precious vacation time without the stress of figuring out what to do with the pups. Check out these ten beautiful dog friendly vacation rentals on the Oregon coast, and have your best vacation yet!

1. Barry’s Fishing Peer – This gorgeous home located in Garibaldi is perfect for 8 guests and 2 dogs with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths! A fenced in yard is available to keep an eye on both the pups and the children, while also enjoying a beautiful view of the Pacific from the deck. You’ll have the time of your life here at Barry’s Fishing Peer! You can even rent out the adjoining building, Rick’s Fishing Peer, for more guests! Book today!

Barry's Fishing Peer in Garibaldi, Oregon
Barry’s Fishing Peer in Garibaldi, Oregon

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