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Florence, Oregon is a top retirement choice located on the central Oregon coast along U.S. Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, providing convenient access to a host of outdoor recreational activities and breathtaking scenery. The Florence, Oregon area is popular as a diverse and rich "playground" destination, where lush green forests meet the ocean's edge along one of America's most beautiful and dramatic coastlines. We are fortunate to be situated amid the Oregon Dunes and Siltcoos Recreation Areas, providing a host of outdoor activities. Florence is surrounded by some of the world’s largest dunes, 15 freshwater lakes, and the Siuslaw River. In addition, we are conveniently located to major Oregon Coast attractions such as the Sea Lion Caves, Heceta Head Lighthouse, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and Three Rivers Casino.

Heceta Beach starts at the North Jetty of the Siuslaw River and goes North for 3 miles of sandy beach, where it crosses Sutton Creek and turns into Baker Beach - which is wild life preserve continuing on for another 5 miles of sandy walking. See our video tour of all the things you might see while walking the beach.


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How Did All That Sand Get Here Anyway?

Learn about the secrets of the Oregon Dunes before or after you get here. My neighbor Dina Pavlis has written an outstanding book on the subject. Author interview online or visit her website ~ You can purchase a signed copy at a number of locations while you're in town.

Sea Lion Caves
Sea Lion Caves

Ocean Dunes Golf Links
Ocean Dunes Golf Links

C and M Stables
C & M Stables
Sandland Adventures
Sand Land Adventures

Sandpines Golf Course
Sandpines Golf Course
Sand Board Park located 1 mile from us.

Click here for Sand Master Park

Sunset Magazine Article On Sand Master Park
Helicopter Rides  
Aero Legends - See the Coast from a bi-plane. View the Series of Photos I took, August 24, 2005 of this plane soaring past Whales Watch
Aero Legends
Sand Dunes Frontier - Dune Buggy Rides  
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Three Rivers Casino
100 Steps on the Oregon Coast 100 Steps offers helpful information on outdoor venues along the Oregon coast for folks whose mobility is limited by disease, injury, or the aging process.  Walking is not as easy as it used to be, and setting out to enjoy a walk measured in miles is no longer an option.  So 100 Steps uses “steps” as the unit of measure.
Find out more about windsuring in Florence and get real Time Wind Reports
Heceta Head Lighthouse -

Tours are given daily from June through September, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During March through May and in September, tours are offered Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Darlingtonia State Natural Site Site is the only Oregon state park property dedicated to the protection of a single plant species. Concurrently, the plants it protects are the only carnivorous flora in the system.
This 18-acre botanical park provides parking and a boardwalk trail out into a fen that is home to Darlingtonia californica. Also called a cobra lily, the rare, strangely-shaped plant is the only member of the pitcher plant family (Sarraceniaceae) in Oregon.
Siuslaw River Bridge Florence Chamber
Oreogn Coast Birding Trail Cape Perpetua
The Central Oregon Coast Telephone Book Siuslaw Water Trail - Paddling Opportunites


Florence Walking Map Map of Old Town Florence
Blue Heron Gallery Silver Lining Boutique
Florence Antique District  


Water Front Depot - Old town Spice - Old Town
The Grille at Sandpines Golf Course Surfside Restaurant at Driftwood Shores
Mo's Chowder - Old Town Florence Food Delivery - Deliviers from local restaurants
Restobar 1285 - Old Town Maple Street Grille - Old Town
Bridgewater - Old Town La Pomodori - near 101 & 126
Home Grown Pub - Old Town Beachcomber - Old Town


Oregon Coast
Planning a special Event or Anniversary or just want to take a Coastal Tour in Luxury, don't forget about Oregon Coast Limousine! Florence's own local Limo Service!
Flowers by Bobbi A local Florence, Oregon florist proudly serving the area for over 15 with a lovely variety of fresh flowers and creative gift ideas to suit any style or budget.