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Oregon Coast

oregon coast

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
oregon coast photo album strip
    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
pacific coast tide pools

This is the perfect guide to Oregon Coast tide pools, with charming illustrations. Now we know how to identify different sea anemones, lives sponges, chitons, barnacles, crabhermit crabs in black turban snails, different kinds of sea stars. bull kelp, sea lettuce, surfgrass, Turkish washcloth and rockweed algae. (Guidebook)


Look What I Found At the Beach
Moira Butterfield, Jesus Verona

Discover treasures at the beach – shells in all shapes and sizes, ancient pebbles, colored seaweed, red crabs, mermaid's purses, feathers of sea birds – perfect introduction to the Oregon coast beaches. (Picture book)


look what i found at the beach
sea otter pop  
Sea Otter Pup
Victoria Miles, Elizabeth Gatt

Delightful story to read about sea otters that live off the Oregon Coast. Cycle of life for a sea otter mother and her pup – the mother feeds, washes, and snuggles the pup, and soon pup dives down to find food for himself. Beautifully illustrated! (Picture book)

Also easy reader: Sea Otters


Curious Kids Nature Guide
Fiona Cohen, Marni Fylling

Explore habitats of the Pacific Northwest – beaches and tide pools, forests with freshwater ponds with beaver and salmon, giant trees and diverse wildlife, changing seasons throughout the year. 100 fabulous illustrations of animals, plants, and fascinating facts. (Guide)


Curious Kids Nature Guide
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)



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


pacific northwest beachcomber
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