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
Florence, Oregon, beach access locations are genuinely one of a kind. Situated along Highway 101, Florence provides an incredible environment for exploring all kinds of beaches. Do you want surfing? Florence has it. Do...
Old Town Florence hugs the Siuslaw River and is home to quirky, artsy beach town shops, comfy hotels and inns, as well as a host of mouth-watering eateries. Are you in the mood for golden, deep-fried fresh fish or...
If you’re bicycling the Oregon Coast this year, or more specifically, biking Florence, we invite you to stay with us at The Old Town Inn in Florence, Oregon. Right on Highway 101, we're halfway between the Washington...