Five reasons to visit the Oregon Coast in the winter

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The north Oregon Coast is a beautiful place so it’s no wonder that folks enjoy visiting each summer. In June, July and August, when the weather is nearly ideal with lots of sun and temperatures in the 60s and 70s during the day, there’s plenty to see and do.

But what about November-March? Why visit the Oregon Coast in the winter?

No crowds. For starters, there are fewer visitors in the winter months, making it easier to get around town, easier to get into restaurants and easier to get your favorite room at The Inn at Arch Cape.

Great storm-watching. Sun-bathers love the summers on the coast, but in the winter, it’s the storm-watchers’ turn. When storms packing gale-force winds stir up 15-foot waves and blow rain sideways, find a good spot in front of the windows or park your car at Arcadia State Park, and watch the show.

It’s not always raining. Sure, we get our share of rain in the winter months, but it’s not always raining. There are plenty of days when the clouds clear out and the sun shines down, drying things out quickly, and offering up some spectacular sunsets.

It’s romantic. Looking for something special to do with your significant other? Surprise them with a romantic trip to the Oregon Coast. Just tell them to pack a hoodie and a rain jacket (and a toothbrush), then head west. Walks in the fog, wine in front of the fire, quiet dinners… when it comes to romance, it’s hard to beat the Oregon Coast in the winter.

ANDERSON