The living is good in Florence, Oregon. With a charming downtown, easy access to amazing sandy beaches, and impressive sightseeing just outside of town, Florence is bigger than the average coastal town; over 6,000 lucky residents call this town home year-round, and you can join them in your cozy vacation rental! This charming town on the Oregon Coast has a friendly and slower-paced atmosphere that puts visitors instantly at ease.
And now, Elson Shields Property Management and Vacasa have teamed up to make your Florence, Oregon vacation better than ever!
Where is Florence, OR?
North of Dunes City and just south of Hecata Beach, Florence sits on the Siuslaw River, separated from the Pacific by the northern end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Wind-sculpted mountains of sand stretch for forty miles south, making a gorgeous backdrop for unusual activities such as dune-buggy-riding and sand boarding; or, simply take a blanket and a beach chair to enjoy some of the coast's most beautiful beaches.
Things to Do in Florence
For a different kind of scenery, head north from your Florence vacation rental about 12 miles to one of the Coast's most photographed spots: the elegant Heceta Head lighthouse at the stunning Devil's Elbow State Park. Nearby, the wildlife viewing made possible at the Sea Lion Caves will win over even those normally skeptical of roadside attractions. Back in Florence, the historic Old Town is a delightful waterfront business district, home to restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, and a history museum.
Restaurants in Florence
Eating well is not difficult in Florence. Plenty of seafood restaurants, chowder houses, and cafes line Bay Street, but make a special point to stop for the crab-encrusted halibut at local favorite The Waterfront Depot. The best beer list in town is found at the laid-back Beachcomber Pub, or for something less potent, grab a cup of freshly-roasted coffee at Siuslaw River Coffee Roasters and enjoy the waterfront views from the patio.
Day Trips from Florence
Florence is 61 miles from Eugene, about 120 miles to Salem, and just over 160 miles to Portland. Within two hours, visitors can be exploring the aquarium in Newport, enjoying the vistas of Cape Perpetua near Yachats, or golfing at the famous Bandon Dunes; but in all fairness, Florence herself offers plenty to keep the whole family busy, happy, and well-fed! Book your perfect vacation rental on the Oregon Coast today!