Just an hour south of Bandon, lies scenic and wild Gold Beach - home to long sandy beaches, picturesque hiking trails along the Rogue River, rocky headlands overlooking the Pacific, anemone-filled tide pools, and year-round family fun. An ideal location for a memorable stay at an Oregon Coast vacation rental, you'll be rewarded for heading off the beaten path a bit with uncrowded stretches of sand and a charming town to browse and discover during your Gold Beach getaway.
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If you visit in September, you'll want to attend the Gold Beach Brew and Art Fest to sample a variety of microbrews, peruse crafts by local artists, listen to live music, and enjoy a number of food booths. From mid-summer to fall, there's crabbing and clamming along the shore, and in the off-season months of February through April, you may just be lucky enough to find a glass float hidden along the beach from Kissing Rock Wayside to the north side of the Rogue River jetty.
One thing is for sure, no matter when you escape to a Gold Beach vacation rental, you'll have a unique Oregon Coast experience - whether that includes hiking through an old growth forest, taking a jet boat tour of the Rogue River, or just relaxing on the back porch of your Gold Beach cottage, enjoying the stunning ocean view. If you need a hearty breakfast or lunch during your time in Gold Beach, head to the Indian Creek Cafe for hearty four-egg omelets and a plateful of fluffy pancakes. They open up at 5:30 AM each morning - it's a great stop before taking off on an ocean or river fishing trip. And while you're there sipping your latte, give resident cat Jack a friendly scratch behind the ears.
On the nights when you don't prepare a feast at your beach getaway, stop at Barnacle Bistro or Spinners for some of the freshest seafood around - from Dungeness crab to Chinook salmon. At five and a half hours from Portland and only 45 miles from the California border, Gold Beach is perfect for a longer, relaxing getaway to explore this region's great outdoors.
Plan a day trip down to Redwoods National and State Parks in California, hike through Oregon's Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, or spend a winter afternoon storm watching from a protected overlook or the cozy living room of your charming Gold Beach vacation rental.