Synopses & Reviews
For more than twenty years, the Insiders Guide® series has remained the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information.
Each guide is written by locals and true insiders and offers a personal,
practical perspective that readers everywhere have come to know and love.
In a region defined by natural physical change, the Oregon Coasts rich history, beauty, and culture remain a constant. This authoritative guide will show you how to navigate the coasts unique regionsfrom Astoria to Brookingswhere youll discover everything from killer waves to sand dunes, fishing boat excursions to world-class wines, campsites to lighthouses. Inside youll find:
countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best shopping to the lowdown on real estate
comprehensive listings of accommodations, activities, and places to eat
the inside scoop on popular attractions such as Haystack Rock, Spirit Mountain Casino, and Winter Whale Watch Week
sections dedicated to children, retirement, and much more
Whether youre planning a vacation, already living in the area, or looking to relocate, Insiders Guide to the Oregon Coast will show you everything you need to know.
From fishing, clamming, and crabbing to whale-watching and camping, this guide to Oregon's Coast shows the way to the best outdoor recreation opportunities from Astoria to Brookings along U.S. Highway 101. In addition to the rugged outdoor beauty that it showcases, this guide will take you to the arts venues on the coast, introduce you to its festivals and annual events, and show the way to fine golf opportunities. Along the way are the area's best hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and shopping opportunities -- making this guide the perfect traveling companion. And if the taste of Tillamook cheese fresh from the factory convinces you that a coastal lifestyle is your newfound dream, the information on real estate, neighborhoods, and schools will inform your decisions.
Written by local authors who can offer a unique perspective on each area, this series of regional travel guides furnishes detailed information on hotels, restaurants, annual events, festivals, local attractions, nightlife, parks and recreation, and more, along with numerous photographs, maps, comprehensive indexes, and thumb tabs for quick reference.
This guide offers travelers, locals, and newcomers alike the most comprehensive information on what's happening along the more than 300-mile stretch of shoreline that comprises the Oregon Coast. From fishing villages to charming resort towns, discover the region's natural beauty, ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, and cultural attractions.
About the Author
is a freelance writer and photographer who spent the last 25 years living in and exploring Oregon. The Oregon Coast is one of her favorite destinations. She has written restaurant reviews, outdoor and agricultural-related articles, and several FalconGuides to the state. She lives in Portland.
Writer and editor Rachel Dresbeck lives in Portland, Oregon, and has spent her summers since childhood on the Oregon Coast.
Dave Johnson is a native Oregonian and Portland resident who has worked as a journalist and freelance writer for more than 30 years.