We are within fifteen minutes to the ocean beaches, rivers and lakes. There are plenty of city, county and state parks. Every summer we have tourists visiting our area to play on the sand dunes, fish the rivers and ocean, and enjoy the beaches. There is endless opportunity for water sports, camping, and hiking.
Shore Acres State Park is home to an incredible botanical garden on the cliffs above the ocean. There is a weekly concert in the park in the late summer months and a beautiful holiday light display from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day .
A vibrant weekly farmer's market runs downtown from May through October. Throughout the year there is a constant stream of live music and the community gathers at various cultural and social events at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, Black Market Gourmet, 7 Devils Brewery, The Egyptian Theatre, and Waxer's On Broadway Theatre to name a few.
We are located just two hours south of Eugene, which is home to the University of Oregon. It is an easy drive if you want to do some shopping. Our area does have a mall that includes several boutiques and stores. We have a superwalmart, Fred Meyer, and two Safeways. We also have a community college which has a performing arts and convention center as well as a renowned culinary institute.