Waldport is a small, quaint beach town located on the Oregon Coast’s scenic Alsea Bay. Best known for its abundant crabbing and fishing, miles of unspoiled beaches, and stunning natural scenery, Waldport is a great destination for those seeking a quieter getaway.
Looking to explore more of the Central Oregon Coast this year? Here are some highlights and attractions to discover where the forest meets the sea:
Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center
Learn about the history and construction of the Alsea Bay Bridge at the Interpretive Center. It offers interesting exhibits and provides panoramic views of the bridge and bay.
Explore the local history and culture of Waldport at the Waldport Heritage Museum. The museum showcases artifacts, photographs, and exhibits that highlight the town’s past.
Stroll along the waterfront and enjoy scenic views of Alsea Bay. There are benches and picnic areas where you can relax and take in the beautiful scenery.
Alsea Bay Trail
If you enjoy walking or biking, check out the Alsea Bay Trail. This trail offers a picturesque route along the bay, providing opportunities for birdwatching and enjoying the coastal scenery.
Beaches and Tidepools
Waldport has sandy beaches that are perfect for beachcombing and exploring tidepools during low tide. Seal Rock State Recreation Site, a short drive away, is also known for its offshore rock formations and tidepooling opportunities.
Fishing and Crabbing
Alsea Bay offers several great spots for fishing and crabbing. You can rent equipment locally or join a guided excursion for a memorable experience.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy some fishing, check out Eckman Lake. This 58-acre lake offers anglers the chance to catch bullhead, bass and trout.
If you’re a golf enthusiast, consider playing a round at Crestview Golf Club, a scenic 9-hole course in a friendly, family atmosphere. The course boasts four tee options and exceptional Greens with unique challenges that will appeal to all skill levels.
Just a short drive south, Yachats State Park is worth a visit. Explore coastal trails, rocky shores, and stunning viewpoints along the rugged coastline.
Explore cozy cafes and local restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood and other coastal cuisine while dining with a view. Make sure to start the day the local way with a stop by Pacific Sourdough. Their amazing, handcrafted artisan breads and baked goods will have you coming back for more!
Explore the nearby Siuslaw National Forest for some great hiking. There are several trails and viewpoints that offer a glimpse of the diverse coastal ecosystems.
Local Shops and Galleries
Take a leisurely stroll through Waldport’s downtown area, where you can find charming shops, galleries, and boutiques.
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