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So, let me start by saying that more than likely you've been lied to about the weather on the Oregon coast...I know I was. I was told how rainy, gloomy, and depressing it is.
Yes, it rains, but you know what? We've had more than a few 68 degree and sunny days this winter. In fact I think most of January has been sunny. It's awesome! Pat is pretty much at the beach all the time. And when we do have storms, you get awesome shows like the one above!
I'm partial to the southern Oregon Coast as that's where I spend most of my time. On any particular day in December/January you can:
-Go surfing, yes surfing! Check out Waxers Surf Shop in Coos Bay for lessons and rentals.
-Catch fresh crabs
-Walk for hours on pristine beaches without seeing another soul
-Hike through giant old growth forests filled with color even in the middle of winter
-Hang out with sea lions and seals
-Storm watch...you have to do this once in your life. Shore Acres Park is THE place to watch monster waves crashing to shore
-Have the best seafood ever!
-Visit beautiful lighthouses
Now that you're thinking "Maybe I should check out the coast" Let me tell you about the deals!
Since it's the off season, hotels are going for as low as $49 a night! Yeah, it's crazy. Pat literally got sun burnt the other day...how is this the off season?!
I'm convinced that people have been lying about the weather here to keep people away. That's the only explanation. I do have to say that January has been nicer than December. There were a few more rainy days in December.
On a trip in the winter you are likely to hit some rain, but it's also not going to be too cold, and you're going to get an awesome show of breaking waves. Not to mention there's awesome clam chowder and locally brewed beer to help get you through the rainy days. Check out 7 Devils Brewery for great beer, food, and live shows.
The southern Oregon coast is a great bet for an affordable, fun filled vacation in the winter. You're not going to have to stand in a single line or fight through a single crowd. You'll have miles of beach to yourself and you'll be able to escape those sub zero temperatures that most of the rest of the country is suffering through and you wont have to spend a fortune to do it.
If you're not convinced follow us Happy Travelers on Instagram. I'm usually posting pictures of the coast on a regular basis. If you are convinced, check out Oregon's Adventure Coast for more ideas for an awesome trip or leave your questions in the comments!
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz