General Information

Location: Gold Beach is located on Oregon’s coast along the Pacific Ocean just 40 miles north of the California border.

Geography: Gold Beach is comprised of coastal terrain that includes wild rivers, mountains, and valleys.

Population:  2,255

Fishing: World-class river fishing year-round: salmon, steelhead, trout; Ocean Charters for lingcod and rockfish; or dig for clams and drop your own traps for Dungeness crab


Beachcombing & TidepoolingFishing
Jet Boating
Scenic Drives
Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing
Whale, Wildlife and Bird Watching

For more details on these activities, visit the link on this website: Attractions Page

Getting to gold beach

The most common way to get to Gold Beach is by car or RV.

  • From the north (Eugene, Salem, Portland and north), drive south on Interstate 5 past Eugene, then go west on Hwy. 38 to the coast, then south on US 101 to Gold Beach.
  • From the east (Grants Pass, Medford or Ashland), drive west on Hwy. 199, then go north on US 101.
  • From the south (California travelers located in Sacramento and south) are advised to drive north on Interstate 5, then Hwy. 20 west toward Ukiah, then US 101 north to Gold Beach.

Private, chartered or corporate planes are welcome.

  • Gold Beach Municipal Airport
    Gold Beach, Oregon

Serious cyclists who wonder whether to ride up or down the coast are advised that traveling southward generally ensures a tailwind most of the way and better views of the coastline. Cyclists can get a copy of the Oregon Coast Bike Route Map at highway information centers or from the Oregon Department of Transportation

Cyclists should plan to spend a part of their Gold Beach experience exploring the Rogue River. For those planning to cycle only a part of the Oregon Coast, the Southern Coast is advisable because of lighter traffic, a wider highway, and the incredible views. (

Some people land in Gold Beach via a whitewater raft on the Rogue River. For information and accommodations along the way (some of which are accessible only by watercraft or helicopter), contact Paradise Lodge ( or Singing Springs Resort (

Motels & Lodging

For those who cannot decide between an ocean or river experience, Gold Beach offers both.

There are 13  motels in Gold Beach, ranging in price from $60 to $260 per night depending on the number of guests and time of year.

Vacation Rentals:
There are approximately 41 vacation rental homes in Gold Beach, ranging in price from $80 to $400 per night, depending on the number of guests.

For a complete list of motels and vacation properties visit this link on the Gold Beach website: Hotel/Motels  Vacation Rentals


Gold Beach is in the banana belt along the Oregon Coast making camping in Gold Beach is a year-round option. The region has a number of great places to pitch a tent or park an RV.

With 2 forest service parks, one port-owned campground, and multiple private RV parks, your camping options are nearly limitless.

For a complete listing of the 19 Gold Beach camping facilities go to this link: Camping & RV Parks


Gold Beach Visitor Information Center
94080 Shirley Lane
Gold Beach, OR

Mailing Address: 29592 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach OR, 97444

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