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Oregon Coast

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The coast of Oregon extends for miles, with sheltered coves and endless beaches, silvery driftwood logs tossed up willy-nilly on the sand, tide pools teeming with exciting creatures for kids to discover, sand dunes shaped by the winds, rocky headlands for whale watching, lighthouses stand guard, guiding ships to safety, their beacons flashing far out to sea.

Oregon Coast Photo Album
    Cannon Beach
    Nehalem Bay
    Oregon Dunes Recreation Area
  Coos Bay
    Cape Blanco
    Port Orford
    Gold Beach
    Tip: If you're starting at the Columbia River, before heading south down the coast, stop into Lewis and Clark National Historical Park to see a replica of Fort Clatsop, where the Corps of Discovery spent the winter in 1805-06.
kids books
Where Do I Sleep?
Jennifer Blomgren, Andrea Gabriel

A baby gray whale sleeps offshore, puffins nest in the cliffs, a black tailed fawn snoozes under the trees, a baby sea otter lies with his mom, drifting on a kelp bed, the stars overhead. Enchanting illustrations! (Picture book)


Sea Otters (National Geographic Kids)
Laura Marsh

Kids can read for themselves about sea otters that live in waters off the Oregon coast. Find out how they eat (in the water, floating on their back), how they move (using their tail to steer), why otters keep so clean (to stay warm). (Easy reader)


Lighthouses for Kids  
Lighthouses for Kids
Katherine L. House

An illustrated history of lighthouses, true stories of keepers' kids, types and construction of lighthouses, plus 21 activities (such as make a model lighthouse, solar marshmallow roaster, or lighthouse cake). Good for older kids. (Activity book)



Exploring tidepools on the Oregon coast, this waterproof fold-out guide is useful to identify shellfish, plants, marine mammals, shorebirds, coastal habitats. (Guide)


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day hiking oregon coast  
Day Hiking Oregon Coast
Bonnie Henderson

120 different hikes on the Oregon coast top to bottom, with maps, trail difficulty, mileage, plus natural history of wildlife and geology. (Guidebook)

More children's books on other Oregon pages.
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