This corner of paradise offers many ways to recreate
and relax. As one of the most beautiful areas in the
country with river, ocean and mountain adventure you
will find yourself in the heart of the great outdoors.
You'll learn to love these activities and find some of
your own adventures to love too!
Access to world class golf is just a short drive along
the coast. From world class resorts to modest local
courses - you'll experience a wide range of
invigorating, challenging golf while soaking in the
clean sea air of the coast.
Bandon Dunes is true to the spirit of Scotlandís
ancient links. Here, players immerse themselves in
the traditions of a timeless game and the grandeur
of Oregonís rugged coast. Sweeping, untamed shores
stretch for miles. Primeval grassy dunes roll to the
sea. Four distinctly different courses have been
conceived in harmony with the natural environment.
Salmon Run Golf Course is located in beautiful
Brookings Harbor and set in a maturely wooded area,
this course is accented by panoramic views of the
This 9-hole mentally engaging course near Gold Beach
features 3,000 yards of golf from the longest tees
for a par of 36. Each green includes two flags - one
for the front nine, one for the back nine. With the
two flags on each green and some tee boxes that
change between the two nines, Cedar Bend has the
feel of an 18-hole golf course.
Crook Point Golf Resort
Planning has begun on a proposed $20 million
destination resort featuring a world class golf
course next to the ocean in Pistol River - midway
between Gold Beach and Brookings. The resort will
have an 18-hole, to-rate golf course, designed by
Denver-based Dye Designs with a scheduled opening
date of summer 2012.
Books can (and have been) written about the incredible
beaches found in and around Gold Beach. Spectacular
stretches of sand, magnificent sea stacks, crashing
surf....is yours for the taking!
You'll discover many wonderful worlds in
tidepools. In fact, these unique environments are
full of fascinating plants and animals.
Jet Boat Rides
Gold Beach is synonymous with
boats and is the gateway to the Wild & Scenic
portion of the Rogue River. Departing from Gold Beach is
the only way to get jet boat access to this pristine
"Wild Section." The trips are considered a must-do
during any Gold Beach visit ó at least in the months
between May and October.
World class fishing can be found year round on the
Southern Oregon Coast. River fishing (powering upstream
or drifting downstream) nets Salmon (King, Chinook &
Coho) and Steelhead. The ocean provides Lingcod and
Rockfish for your catching enjoyment. Area fishing
information can be found here:
Historically, lighthouses have been used to mark
dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals and reefs, and
safe entries to harbors. There is something fascinating
and mysterious about light houses that you must
experience for yourself and you'll have plenty of
opportunity from your starting point in Curry County.
There are eleven lighthouses standing strong along the
Oregon coast and five along the Northern
Oregon Coast Trail - The majesty of Oregon's
coastline unfolds around every bend along the
382-mile Coast Trail. Hikers cross sandy beaches,
meander through forest-shaded corridors and traverse
Gold Beach Trails - Coast, river or wilderness?
How about all three in one hike? This area is a
Mecca for those who love to be out in nature at its
mostÖ well, natural.
Redwood Trails - Home to many of the world's
tallest trees - old growth coast redwoods can be
found with just a short drive.
Whale Watching Program - People come from all over
the United States to learn about the gray whales that
migrate past our coast each year.
Rafting / Kayaking
Rogue River Canyon
rafting ranks in the top 10 of Whitewater Rafting
vacations in the United States. People come from the
world over to vacation in Oregon and go on a Rogue River
Canyon rafting trips.
Formed by the ancient forces of wind, water and time,
Oregon's dunes are the largest expanse of coastal
sand dunes in North America and they hold numerous
opportunities for adventure and solitude.
Take a tour through a marble cave. Learn and
discover how the geology, fossils, cave life, bats,
watershed, old-growth forest, and human history make
Oregon Caves significant.
Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of
years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure
lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs,
almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque
islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place
of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor
laboratory and classroom.
West Coast Game Park Safari
Enjoy this walk thru Safari, where visitors meet,
pet, film, and walk among hundreds of free-roaming
wildlife located approximately one hour North of
Sea Lion Caves
Visit nature's home for wild sea lions and a variety
of sea birds. The vast cavern with the roar of the
great Steller sea lions, the cries of the wailing
birds, and the restless surge of the ocean into the
cave below, form an unforgettable experience.
Perched on a scenic bluff above the Pacific Ocean,
Shore Acres (approximately 1 1/2 hours north of Gold
Beach) began as a private estate with luxurious
gardens featuring trees, shrubs, and flowering
plants brought from around the world. It later was
purchase by the State of Oregon for use as a public
park. Here you'll find a botanical paradise
surrounded by oceanic vistas.