Highway 101 bridge over the Siuslaw River

Located on the central Oregon coast, Florence is home to over 7,000 residents. That swells in the summer months as visitors come to take advantage of the various recreational opportunities. This includes the Oregon Dunes Recreational Area. The dunes are a popular area for off-highway riders.   In addition to the beach areas there are numerous lakes in the area for fishing and other recreational activities.  Beach AreaThere is plenty to keep one busy here.   The Old Town area and Florence Harbor are popular attractions. You can stroll along the harbor or thru Old Town where you will find numerous shops and restaurants.   In the Florence area there are a number of motels, additional shops and restaurants.   When you're looking for something to eat you have your choice from fast food restaurants for a quick meal to fine dining. While you'll find a variety of foods available, seafood and clam chowder are well represented on the menu.  I haven't tried every eating place in Florence yet, but here are two I can recommend.  First for a quick meal drop by the A&W Family Restaurant, 17th St & Highway 101.  Great folk, good food and  a newly remodeled dining area.  Next is Benny's International Cafe, 1517 Highway 101 where breakfast and lunch only are served.      Looking for a campground or RV park, there are a number of them to choose from. For those interested in golfing there are two golf courses to enjoy. If you are into hiking there are numerous trails to chose along the central Oregon coast. Whatever your hiking abilities are, you will find a trail right for you.  Old town

For additional information about Florence contact the Florence Chamber of Commerce, 270 Highway 101, Florence OR 97439.  Additionally check out the other pages on this site.  There are pictures and information (see links below).

Within an easy drive of the downtown area is the North Jetty & Heceta Beach.  Also the South Jetty Beach & Oregon Dunes Recreational Area where there is a public fishing and crabbing dock. 
The Oregon Dunes Recreational Area stretch from Florence south to the North Bend/Coos Bay area.  Devil's Elbow State Park Cape Perpetuaand Heceta Head Lighthouse which is located north along with the Sea Lion Caves.  Also a popular area is Cape Perpetua.

Winchester Bay and Reedsport are to the south.  It is not difficult to find something to see or do anywhere along the central Oregon coast.  Be it walking on a beach, hiking a trail, wandering through coastal forests, looking at tide pools, or just relaxing.   Florence is along the Oregon Coast Bike Route and if you are a bike enthusiast check out the Cycling page.

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Here is a list of links to some of the places mentioned above.
  Some of them will take you to other pages on this site,
others will take you to another web site opening in a new window.

Photo Galleries
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Covered Bridges
Cape Perpetua
Cycling page
Chamber of Commerce
Old Town Florence
Sea Lion Caves
Oregon Dunes Recreational Area

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Page revised April 6, 2008

updated 4/8/09