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Looking for a quiet place tucked back in time? Visit Gold Beach where we remain untouched by the hustle and hassle.  Escape to a place shaped by nature. Because we’re nestled between the mighty Pacific, the wild and scenic Rogue River, and thousands of acres of protected forest land, our attractions are always here, always open, just waiting for you to explore!

We don’t have a theme park or shopping mall in Gold Beach. It’s a little difficult to get here and that’s part of the charm. Once you find us, you’ll want to return again and again. So come and hike or fish or search for beach treasures. Come to find yourself and lose yourself in this special place.

 

 

Biking

Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, rugged coastline and Rogue River

 Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

A Wild and Scenic river, lush cranberry bogs, towering basalt sea stacks and vast ocean views await riders on the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway.

For more information: Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway

Bike the Rogue

Do you love biking? For a unique biking experience, come to Gold Beach, Oregon and bike the wild and scenic Rogue River on the southern Oregon Coast. The view of the Rogue River from your bike is spectacular and the ride is both challenging and fun!

Your bike route will begin at Buffington Park in Gold Beach. From the park, your route will wind along Jerry’s Flat Road, hugging the south bank of the Rogue River with your first checkpoint at Lobster Creek. 11 miles beyond Lobster Creek your next checkpoint will be at the quaint tiny town of Agness. You’ll retrace your route on the return trip, happy to find most of the 2nd half will be downhill! The route ends where it began, back in Buffington Park in Gold Beach.

After you’ve finished your bike adventure, join your fellow bicyclists, visitors and locals at the Gold Beach Brew and Art Fest!

For more information: Bike the Rogue

Bird Watching

Bird watching is easy in our location. You can watch a wide variety of Northwest species. 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.

Visit http://www.oregoncoastbirding.com for more information on the Oregon Coast Birding Trail.

And http://www.kalmiopsisaudubon.org for additional info on birding on the Southern Oregon Coast.

Crabbing and Clamming

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

If you’re 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 $40 for a fancy clam dinner will be shocked by how easy it is to dig up and prepare your own 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, you have to travel 24 miles north to Rocky Point. For more information on shellfish visit http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/

Check the tide tables website and the Department of Fish & Wildlife website for regulations. Be aware of red tide warnings when shellfish are unsafe to eat.

Fishing & FISHING gUIDES

Gold Beach offers world class fishing year round!

For recent ODFW updates on regulations click here.

The Rogue River is renouned for it’s salmon and steelhead fishing. Many fishermen also come to Gold Beach to surf fish.

December through March is one of the locals’ favorite times of the year, because Gold Beach typically has multiple days of sunshine and mild weather. Steelhead fishing reaches its peak in February, with opportunities to fish in five rivers within a one-hour drive from the center of town.

Ocean lingcod and rockfish are plentiful here and make great seafood dinners. Just a few miles offshore in 40 to 125 feet of water, Gold Beach offers the best ocean bottom fishing opportunities on the Oregon Coast. To charter a boat in the winter, call ahead because weather definitely affects accessibility for safety reasons and current conditions. Ocean charters can be arranged for parties of two or more.

For information on shellfish visit:

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/

Fishing Calendar:

December-March:  Winter steelehead travel up the Rogue this time of year. They range in size from 4 to 20 punds.

March-June: Spring Chinook (or king) salmon are caught on the Rogue River between Gold Beach and Agness (2 to 35 miles upriver). These springers are in peak physical condition as they leave the cold waters of the Pacific and come into the Rogue River in search of their spawning grounds.  Known for their mouth-watering flavor, spring Chinook range in size from 10 to 40+ pounds.

July-December: Troll the Rogue River Bay for Chinook salmon which, once hooked, give even the most experienced angler a challenging fight. These fine fish also range from 10 to 40+ pounds. In fact, one fish weighing 71.5 pounds was landed by a Grants Pass fisherman several years ago. Summer steelhead (or half-pounders) also provide excellent fishing during these months.

September-December: This time of year you’ll catch Coho (silver) salmon and the fun-to-hook summer steelies. Silvers range in size from 5 to 15 pounds and steelhead from 3/4 pound to 2 pounds. Nothing’s more fun than fighting these fish on light tackle, especially a fly rod. Many fishermen catch and release these beauties back into the water.

Fishing Guides & Services

Andy Martin’s Wild Rivers Fishing Service Phone (541)813-1082

End of the Rogue Guide Service-Shaun Carpenter (541)247-2049 /Cell (541) 698-8088

Mark VanHook Guide Service    Phone (541) 247-6702 / Cell 541-698-7689

Rogue Outdoor Store Phone (541) 247-7142

Steve Huber    Phone (530) 623-1918 / Cell (530) 623-0387 / Toll-Free (866) 531-3474

Bill Divens 530-941-2398 / Toll-Free Cell (866) 877-8354

Five Star Charter/Gold Beach Adventure   Phone (541) 247-0217 / Toll-Free (888) 301-6480

Helen’s Guide Service    Phone (541) 247-2441 / Cell (541) 290-8402

Ross Bell Phone (541) 247-2149 / Cell (541) 698-8103

Chris Young Guide Sevice    Phone (541) 247-8115 / Cell (541) 698-7951

Fish Oregon Tim Schlund 541-347-6338 or 541-404-3229 cell

J Taylor Guide Services Phone (541) 441-0559

Mike Roberts Guide Service 541-425-0414

South Coast Tours LLC Phone (541)373-0487 Kayaking and Paddle Board Tours

Wilderness Canyon Adventures Phone (541) 698-7439 Kayaking Tours

 Crumley’s Guide Service  Cell (541) 698-8338

Greg Eide  Phone (541) 247-2608

John Carl Guide Service Phone (541) 247-6400

Rogue Coast Sportfishing  Phone (541) 425-7210

Sportfishing Oregon   Phone (541) 425-1318

Gold Beach Golf

Golf the Southern Oregon Coast

Located 10 miles north of Gold Beach, Cedar Bend Golf Course’s nine holes play like eighteen, set up with multiple tee locations and two flags on each green. We may be prejudiced, but we agree when golfers say the greens are among the best on the coast. Lovely Cedar Creek wanders across or alongside almost every hole.

There’s a covered driving range, nine-hole putting green and a full-service snack bar that serves a chili you’ll look forward to as much as the game.

If you arrive by RV, ask about the 11-site campground with its resident deer, occasional elk, and an interesting bird population. There’s even a bubbling stream to lull you to sleep.

Thirty miles south of Gold Beach is Salmon Run Golf & Wilderness Preserve, a championship 18-hole course with five sets of tees on every hole, plus the most incredible views. One of its top attractions: the quiet. It’s like golfing in a forest; which, actually, it is.

Or take a day to play one of the premier golf courses in the world, Bandon Dunes, just an hour and a half north of Gold Beach (www.bandondunesgolf.com)

Museums

The Curry County Historical Society Museum maintains an important collection of historic artifacts relating to the area’s history; these items were recently relocated to Gold Beach’s newest museum, named after its benefactor, a descendent of one of the pioneering families of Curry County. At the Alice Wakeman Memorial Building you’ll find the Salmon King of Oregon exhibit, the Wedderburn Quilt and volunteers who can explain these items’ significance. Check out the bookstore’s selection of local and regional history books.

http://www.curryhistory.com/curry-county-museums

Another nearby spot to catch the local flavor of the past include the Rogue River Museum, located at Jerry’s Rogue Jets gift shop. Coastal options include the Coast Guard Life boat Station Museum at Port Orford, the Hughes HouseCape Blanco Light House to the north, and Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum in Brookings (541-469-2753).

Prehistoric Gardens

One of the most unique tourist attractions on the Oregon Coast, the Prehistoric Gardens is great for young and old alike. Just 17 miles north of Gold Beach lies an untouched prehistoric garden complete with 23 life size dinosaurs set amongst a lush Oregon rainforest. The self-guided tour allows you to casually stroll along the path and discover what the Earth was like millions of years ago. It is virtually a land of long ago. To find out more visit The Prehistoric Gardens click here for directions to the PREHISTORIC GARDENS!
Gold Beach Visitor Center Located At
94080 Shirley Lane, Gold Beach, OR 97444

Gold Beach Visitor Center Mailing Address
29592 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach, OR 97444

Toll Free: 800-525-2334
Phone: 541-247-7526
Fax 541-247-0187

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 9am-3pm

Closed Noon on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Eve And News Year's Day

Visitor Center