On Hwy 101, between Yachats to the south and Seal Rock to the north, Waldport spans the sparkling Alsea Bay and overlooks the central portion of the Oregon coast. Beneath the concrete arch bridge, the waters are home to Dungeness crab, clams, salmon, and steelhead, and a free crabbing dock is open to the public on the Alsea River. Sandy beaches, wooded hiking trails, and an amazing diversity of wildlife make this spot a surprisingly varied, and often overlooked, destination.
Whether you choose Red Door House or Hilltop Heights to stay in the neighborhood, there’s plenty to do on your next weekend getaway. Here are a few ideas for exploring this walkable small town:
- Fuel up for your day with a stop at Espresso 101 or Beachside Buzz for your morning coffee and yummy baked goods.
- Shop for coastal treasures at local shops like Lil Joe’s General Store, The Itinerant Artists, or Waldport Flea Market. If you happen to be visiting during the week, May through October, be sure to check out Wednesday Market from 9 AM-2 PM. You can pick up a freshly cooked lunch, enjoy live music, and support local vendors that create unique gifts and keepsakes.
- Grab a delicious lunch at Fresh Mexican, Grand Central Pizza, Hilltop Cafe, Skōsh, or JoElle’s boat-to-cart seafood.
- Get out and enjoy the beauty. Head to the sandy beaches and forest trails that wind through Governor Patterson State Park, making it a perfect destination for hikers and nature lovers. And don’t stop there. Enjoy the scenery of Crestline Park Woodland Trail while hiking. Or rent a kayak from Wildport Adventures and explore the Alsea river and bay. There are so many possibilities!
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