Activities

About Gold Beach

Gold Beach is a perfect get-away destination on the Southern Oregon Coast. Gold Beach is the perfect location to access hikes in untouched old growth forests, secluded beaches, world class fishing, hiking and even windsurfing.

Gold Beach is the perfect blend of beauty and activities. Leave the ordinary and familiar, grab your camera – backpack – board – and explore our exciting and remote landscapes. Whether you choose the windswept ocean, the wild and racing Rogue River or the solitude of a temperate rain forest, Gold Beach awaits.

Gold Beach is tucked in between the Pacific Ocean, the Rogue River, and the Siskiyou Mountains. There is natural beauty everywhere.

Explore activities available to you all from the comfort of your Gold Beach Inn home-away-from-home.

Enjoy the Beach

Beachcombing & Tidepooling


The beaches in Gold Beach await treasure hunters. Our black sand is replete with agates, jasper, petrified wood and jade. We have driftwood from the Rogue River large enough to build beach huts. Dramatic new shapes wash in almost daily and a favorite sandy cove can look entirely different from one day to the next.

If you prefer treasures of the living kind, check out area tide pools during a minus tide. Of course, tidepool creatures are protected. Discover living starfish, sea urchins, sea anemones, squid and an occasional baby octopus. Stop by the Visitor Center for directions to the best tide pooling areas.

Recently featured on the Travel Channel, you must visit Secret Beach approximately 20 miles south of the Gold Beach Inn.  You can see the video here…


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Enjoy the Catch

Fishing


Anglers come from all over the world to fish the Rogue, or the Sixes or Elk or Chetco or Illinois or Winchuck rivers, not to mention excellent ocean fishing.

Fishing guides are special people. Many of them are full time guides who live and breath the river…they are ‘river-men’. These ‘river-men’ think and see things differently than many of us. Their clocks are different, their viewpoint different…their lives are different. As hard as many of them work, in my opinion they lead very rich lives…rich with nature and with the river.

Treat yourself and fish with a guide. You will find your fishing world expanding…you’ll find your experience more rounded and better. And you’ll most likely catch more fish.


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Enjoy the River

Rogue River Jet Boat Trips


Picture a careful blend of adventurous jet boating, nature based tourism and unscripted educational / historical / comedic narrated entertainment. No other jet boat tours compare to the lower Rogue River’s variety of scenery, Pacific Coastal estuary, abundant wildlife, and pristine wilderness.


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Enjoy the Links

Golf


Access to world class golf is just a short drive along the coast. From world class resorts to modest local courses – you’ll experience a wide range of invigorating, challenging golf while soaking in the clean sea air of the coast.

Cedar Bend is located just a few miles north of Gold Beach.

Salmon Run is located in Brookings – just 30 miles south of Gold Beach.

Bandon Dunes is located in Bandon – just 60  miles north of Gold Beach


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Enjoy the Catch

Crabbing & Clamming


The Pacific Ocean produces some of the best tasting crabs anywhere. Dungeness crabs, thought by many to be among the sea’s finest delicacies, are plentiful from midsummer to late fall, and available most of the rest of the year. Local restaurants serve fresh seafood caught right here on our coastline.

Looking to do it yourself? Check the Rogue Outdoor Store for rental crab rings and  follow the directions to a DIY dinner. Tonight you’ll dine in style.

Anyone who’s paid for a fancy clam dinner in a restaurant will be shocked by how easy it is to dig up and prepare your own meal for the cost of a shovel and cooking pot. Razor clams take up concentrated residence in the sands of Bailey Beach and Myers Beach. For butter clams,  travel 24 miles north to Rocky Point.


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Enjoy the Trails

Hiking


Oregon Coast Trail – The majesty of Oregon’s coastline unfolds around every bend along the 382-mile Coast Trail. Hikers cross sandy beaches, meander through forest-shaded corridors and traverse majestic headlands.

Gold Beach Trails – Coast, river or wilderness? How about all three in one hike? This area is a Mecca for those who love to be out in nature at its most… well, natural.

Redwood Trails – Home to many of the world’s tallest trees – old growth coast redwoods can be found with just a short drive.


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Enjoy the Habitats

Birdwatching


Bird watching is easy in Gold Beach.  Habitats include ocean, river and forest.

In addition to beachcombers, adventure seekers, and trailblazers, look who else flocks to GOLD BEACH: Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Hutton’s Vireos, Greater White-fronted Geese, Common Mergansers, American Dippers, Wild Turkeys, Red-tailed Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Downy Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Winter Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Varied Thrushes, Song Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Golden-crowned Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, Dark-eyed Juncos, Lesser Goldfinches, etc.


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Enjoy the Views

Whale Watching


People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon’s shores all year long although some months are better than others.


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