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Waldport, a charming forested coastal town, stretches across the stunning Alsea Bay. This hidden gem offers a diverse array of attractions, including pristine sandy beaches, scenic wooded hiking trails, and a rich abundance of wildlife. Despite its remarkable features, Waldport often remains overlooked as a destination.

The town is home to a distinctive concrete arch bridge that spans Alsea Bay, where it converges with the ocean. Below the bridge, the crystal-clear waters teem with an array of marine life, including Dungeness crab, clams, salmon, and steelhead. The public can enjoy crabbing at the free dock located on the Alsea River1. With its proximity to both water and forest, Waldport becomes a sanctuary for over 400 bird species, offering birdwatchers an opportunity to spot various avian creatures throughout the seasons.

Watch as herons gracefully hunt for minnows near the shoreline while bald eagles soar majestically overhead. Inspired by nature, visitors can try their hand at salmon fishing or embark on a kayaking adventure along the picturesque and powerful Alsea River or its tributaries.

Apart from its natural wonders, Waldport offers a range of recreational activities and local businesses that cater to different interests. Alsea Bay Power Products, for instance, is a go-to destination for purchasing all-weather gear, ensuring visitors are prepared for the ever-changing Oregon Coast weather. The Green Bike Co-op provides free loaner bikes and a bike-repair station, encouraging sustainable transportation and exploration of the town. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the Crestview Golf Club, a beautiful 9-hole course with modern greens and a captivating signature hole. For those seeking fishing adventures, David Peterson offers guided trips for salmon, steelhead, bottom fish, and crabbing, allowing visitors to experience the best of the Central Oregon Coast's rivers2. The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, constructed as part of the bridge replacement project, offers visitors a glimpse into the history of the area and also serves as the home of The Waldport Heritage Museum.

Nature enthusiasts will appreciate Driftwood Beach State Wayside, which grants access to a wide, flat, and sandy beach—perfect for beachcombing and witnessing breathtaking sunsets. Coastal River Adventures provides guided fishing experiences and recreational floats, offering a unique perspective of the region's natural beauty.

Waldport, aptly known as "where the forest meets the sea," serves as an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering miles of sandy beaches, crabbing, clamming, fishing, hiking, golfing, disc golf, dining, shopping, and vibrant art galleries2. Located just 15 miles south of Newport on the Central Coast, Waldport serves as a convenient gateway to explore the ocean, Alsea Bay, and the expansive woodlands of the Siuslaw National Forest throughout the year.

Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings of Waldport, where natural wonders unfold at every turn. Experience the allure of the Alsea Bay Bridge, witness the diverse wildlife, and revel in the tranquility of this coastal haven.



The new TripCheck provides unlimited space to add cameras, automated weather stations, data from local jurisdictions and provides the necessary space for future needs. TripCheck is now optimized for different screen sizes; it is not an 'app' but it acts like one with a mobile-ready approach.







Get up-to-date news and information about the central Oregon Coast. Check out what is going on in each of the cities of Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Toledo, and Waldport. We also have a Community page to watch Coffee with Kiera videos about local community leaders and issues affecting the coast. There is an Outdoor page showing fun places to go and things to do on the central Oregon coast.


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