Twice per year thousands of people gather at the Oregon Coast for Whale Watching Week to see over 19,000 majestic gray whales as they migrate north. This spring’s key dates are March 21-28. Volunteers will be on duty at all 24 whale watching locations, helping visitors locate the whales and providing information about their migration from the hours of 10am -1pm. Don’t hesitate to explore some other Oregon Coast attractions like the Oregon Coast Aquarium in the gorgeous Yaquina Bay in Newport, OR or the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University.
If you’ve got a pair of binoculars and a comfortable pair of walking shoes, head out on the Oregon Coast Birding Trail to spot the Coast’s most gorgeous feathered creatures. And, if you can’t go anywhere without checking out the local fairways, Seaside is located just two miles away from the Seaside Golf Course. Less than a mile from South Jetty and also along the Oregon Coast is Sandland Adventures where families can take giant dune buggy tours, ride go karts, and experience the various wildlife of the Siuslaw River.