If the California Coast is known for being buff, blonde and bare-all, then Oregon would be its more reserved, bundled-up neighbor. It’s far too cold to swim here (temperatures average about 65 degrees). But that’s okay. Oregon beaches are gorgeous in their own right with craggy shorelines and intimidating boulders and inspiring promontories.
Here, visitors stroll the beaches in khakis, hiking shoes and fleece jackets. Cloudy weather? No problem. It only makes for more interesting photos. It’s a different type of beach experience. On that you don’t have to strip down to your skivvies to enjoy. Like much of laid-back Oregon, the beaches here allow you to come as you are and enjoy life at your own pace.