Activities abound in the coastal town of Waldport. Situated on the south side of Alsea Bay, Waldport is where the Alsea River finds its final destination, the Pacific Ocean.
The Alsea Bay Bridge is a symbolic landmark, and silhouette, found on postcards, pictures and gift shop trinkets. It connects the north and south sides of the Alsea Bay, and one of Oregon state’s most utilized bays.
The bay sustains many activities including: commercial and recreational fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and recreational boating.
Waldport is surrounded by vibrant forests of green. It’s referred to as the city, “where the forest meets the sea.”. Nearby forest roads lead the way to several hiking destinations and wilderness areas. These areas are home to elk, deer, salmon filled waters, river otters and migratory waterfowl.
Miles of sand…
The Waldport area has miles of sandy beaches. Clamming is a popular low-tide recreational activity. But, if you’d rather keep your toes in the sand, instead of your hands, try beach-combing. Miles of sandy beaches offer chances for driftwood, rock and shell collecting.
While in town
If you don’t find the treasure you’re looking for while beach-combing, then take a look in one of Waldport’s intriguing gift shops. In town, you’ll find shops and other convenient amenities. And, of course, you’ll find restaurants.
There are 5,000 plus fishing vessels that come and go from Alsea Bay and River. An abundance of dungeness crab and brilliant Chinook salmon are two mouth watering fish catches featured in the local restaurants.
Come one, come all