Nestled along the Southern Oregon Coast, just beyond Floras Lake State Park, you can discover a peaceful and charming destination when you pick from Vacasa's Port Orford lodging options. Just under five hours from Portland, Port Orford will be the setting of a memorable Oregon Coast getaway to this unique seastack-covered shoreline.
Beach comb, fly a kite, build sandcastles - Port Orford has it all! From here, you'll be just 56 miles north of Brookings and about 27 miles south of Bandon. Day trips in either direction, along Highway 101 are a scenic and fun way to spend the day. If you do want to stay near your Port Orford lodging, right in town you can visit Battle Rock, a famous battlesite between opposing forces in 1851. At Port Orford Bay, there are opportunities for wind, board, and body surfing, and in calm weather, you can head out in a canoe or kayak. Visit the Orford Reefs, the sea lion rookery, and keep an eye out for gray whales during the migration seasons.
Throughout Port Orford, there is an extensive trail system winding through town. It's a great way to sight-see on two feet. Other hiking options include nearby Cape Blanco State Park (also home to an historic lighthouse), the Blacklock Point Trail, Humbug Mountain, and even Buffington Park. Here you can also play miniature golf, horseshoes, basketball, or visit a butterfly and hummingbird garden. And when you work up an appetite, this small town is big on dining options, whether it's Crazy Norwegians for crab melts or the Paradise Cafe for home-style country breakfasts.
When you leave your Port Orford lodging in the morning, one thing is sure - the possibilities are many and the scenery is simply stunning! Photo credit: Mona Makela via Shutterstock