There are so many interesting plaes you can explore, beautiful sights to admire and interesting things to do while you’re here. Here are a few (click to link to a site page for more information):
Have a massage in your own cabin.
Share our walking labyrinth with the family of deer that likes to nibble on its clover.
Grab the hiking guide in your cabin and find your favorite trail.
Schedule an amazing guided hiking tour by author Cathy Boden.
Visit Port Orford’s very cool art galleries - there are eight!
Go to Cape Blanco State Park and the Lighthouse. (Note: considering it’s the most westerly point in the 48 states and it’s up on a bluff, it’s conceivable that if you were there at sunset, you could be the last person in the 48 states to see the sun go down!)
Don’t miss Hughes House, an authentically restored Victorian mansion.
Go to the Port of Port Orford and see our dolly dock – one of 6 in the world.
Visit Port Orford Heads and Lifeboat Station Museum.
Search for agates and driftwood on Agate Beach (please be very careful of sneaker
Sit at Battle Rock Park and be awed by the view at Port Orford Bay.
Walk our uncrowded beaches with extra-fine sand the color of a mocha latte.
Use our bikes and go on a picnic.
Visit Art 101 about 20 miles north to see huge sculptures made from beach debris.
Climb Humbug Mountain.
See a movie in the Savoy Theater with its comfy seats and rockin’ collection of candy.
See a performance at Theatre 101, an intimate black box style theatre that seats 75, run
by retired professionals.
Visit Port Orford’s Wetland Interpretive Walkway, north end of town.
Rent a kayak, windsurfing and kiteboarding gear.
Get lessons on windsurfing and kite surfing at Floras Lake.
Visit our new library and enjoy its many events.
Check the local Calendar for special events, fairs, bazaars, workshops, seminars and
lectures in our area. It’s full of small-town quirky charm.
And for Daytrips.
Portland Monthly recently carved the state into regions and chose Port Orford (and WildSpring) as the best place to use as base camp to explore the south Oregon Coast because we’re so centrally located.
Visit Bandon’s Old Town
Explore Shore Acres State Park & Botanical Gardens
Go on a jet boat up the Rogue River in Gold Beach
Take a horseback ride on the beach or in the mountains
Visit the redwoods (a little over an hour south in the Jedediah State Park. Plus the
northern-most redwood grove in the US can be reached by a ¾-mile self-guided
trail only 50 miles south of here in the Alfred Loeb State Park)!!!
Finally…for whatever reason…drive south to Brookings. That 60 miles is arguably
the most beautiful stretch of the Pacific coast in the U.S. There are all sorts of
viewpoints on the way, and look for Natural Bridge about 7 miles north of
Brookings - it’s a little nondescript parking lot. Just walk the short trail through the
canopy of trees to the end. It’s gorgeous.
To learn more about Port Orford and the gorgeous south coast area, visit
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