The Florence Experience
Sand. Ocean. Lakes. River. Forests. There’s just too much to do in one day! Come explore one of the best beaches in Oregon and discover why Florence is known as Oregon’s Coastal Playground.
Craft your adventures from countless options. Play golf on a world-class links course, zip along the mystical towering dunes in a thrilling high-speed sand rail, glide downhill on a sandboard (similar to snowboarding but easier, warmer, dryer, and more fun), observe sea lions in their natural environment, kayak from a coastal lake to the beach and back, soar in a biplane, ride horses on the beach or in the forested mountains, build a sandcastle, fly a kite, comb a beach, visit a colorful tide pool burgeoning with life, or stroll uncrowded beaches at sunset.
Oh, and did we mention the quaint-but-not-commercial shopping, galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, and night spots?
Just don’t try to do it all in one day. That’s why we’re here—to give you that comfortable hideaway to rest and recharge for the next day’s memory-making adventures.
Bring the family, that special someone, your golf buddies, your bargain-crazed shopping friends, your poker group, your classic car or motorcycle group, your book club, a civic organization, a church group… or just come alone for a memorable retreat.
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Head ten minutes north of Florence to Heceta Head Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. A short walk from the beach at Devils Elbow State park takes you to the lighthouse where the keeper sometimes lets you climb to the top. Enjoy the spectactular views.
725 Summer St, Florence, OR 97439
Best Beaches in Oregon
Ten minutes from Old Town Inn are magnificent, uncrowded ocean beaches where you can meander, explore the tidal pools and play to your heart’s content. Beachcombers are often rewarded and the surrounding hiking trails are among the most beautiful and best maintained in the world. Finish your day of adventure with a glorious sunset at some of the best beaches in Oregon.
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Adventure and solitude await you in 40 miles of wind-sculpted, shifting sand dunes! Hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing, camping, picnicking, sand play and beach access – the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area has it all.
Siuslaw River Bridge
The Siuslaw River Bridge is one of only 46 bridges mentioned in Judith Dupre’s book, ‘A History of the World’s Most Famous and Important Spans’. Within minutes of the bridge are over 40 freshwater lakes and streams. Boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing and other popular water sports remain a popular draw for visitors year after year.
Three Rivers Casino
About five minutes from Old Town Inn, you’ll find a wide selection of casino games at Three Rivers Casino. With over 700 of the newest slots and video games; table games including roulette, craps, blackjack, let it ride, pai gow poker, no limit Texas hold ‘em, and more; and casino favorites like keno and bingo. The casino also holds many events and concerts by famous-name entertainers.
Florence Experience Blogs
Rods ’n Rhodies and Communitywide Garage Sale Weekend, September 13-15 in Florence
Few places can offer both the roar of the ocean and the roar of a classic hot rod. If those heart-pounding sounds appeal to you, you need to be in Florence from September 13 to 15 for Rods ’n Rhodies. ...
4th of July in Florence, Oregon
Grab the watermelon, picnic blanket, snacks, and the family, and come over here for 4th of july in Florence, Oregon. Florence offers all kinds of events, gatherings, and one of the coast’s best firework shows that will...
2019 Florence Rhododendron Festival
There is nothing quite like the pomp and pageantry of a big parade in a small town, especially if that means the Florence Rhododendron Festival. But every year on the weekend between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, the...