Year Round Fun
March, April, and May are great months to visit Gold Beach. The weather is mild and the new growth of spring brings with it a rainbow of different shades of green: from the beach grass next to the ocean, to the ferns in the rain forest, from the Myrtle trees growing along the river, to the dark evergreen of the Douglas Firs in the national forest–even the Pacific Ocean has shades of spring emerald green.
In March and April our Glass Floats on the Beach season is in full swing. Each February-April hundreds of glass floats are “hidden” on our beaches for our visitors to find. If you find a glass float you get to keep it plus you also have a chance to enter a monthly drawing at our Visitor Center. One lucky winner is chosen each month for a vacation package that includes a 1-night stay in a local hotel, a pair of Jerry’s Rogue Jets tickets, and dinner for two at one of our local restaurants.
Click on the links to the left to explore all the great spring activities available to you. SPRING in Gold Beach is beautiful.
June, July, and August are fabulous in Gold Beach. Our average summer temperature is in the 70’s, which is a great escape from summertime heat in other locations. Outdoor activities are in full swing during summer so you can do just about anything: hiking, biking, golfing, river rafting, beachcombing, jet boating, fishing, horseback riding and wave watching.
Summer brings to the coast the awesome wind that international windsurfers crave. The Pistol River Wave Bash occurs annually in June. The Wave Bash is part of the American Windsurfing Tour and attracts professional and amateur surfers alike: http://americanwindsurfingtour.com/pistol-river-wave-bash/
Other great places to visit within a short drive are the fishing village of Port Orford and Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the furthest point west in the continental United States heading north. If you take a day trip south, you’ll soon enter the mighty Redwoods of Northern California. Base yourself in Gold Beach and both are just a 40-minute drive. If you love the river, a 40-minute drive along the Rogue River will take you to the sleepy community of Agness. Stop and have lunch at the Old General Store or Cougar Lane.
September, October and November signal fall, but here in Gold Beach we usually have Indian summer through the end of October. The weather is warm enough to enjoy long walks on one of our greatest assets: miles of unspoiled, wind-swept beaches. No other coastal town has beaches like ours.
The Brew and Art Fest occurs in September annually at the fairgrounds. The Fest features micro brews from Oregon and Northern California and a juried art show of local and regional artists. The Rogue Ramblers Car Club has their yearly car show during this event. A few weeks after the Brew Fest, the Gold Beach Quilters Guild hosts their Festival of Quilts show. Quilters and non-quilters alike come from all over Oregon to view the fabulous handmade art of the Guild. Our Mayor and other local dignitaries judge the event.
December, January, and February mark winter on the coast. Stormwatching the mighty Pacific Ocean is a treasured activity for locals and visitors alike. Whether you watch from the comfort of your lodgings or walk the beaches — nothing compares to wild nature this time of year.
February begins our annual Glass Floats on the Beach treasure hunting. Each February-April hundreds of glass floats are “hidden” on our beaches for our visitors to find. If you find a glass float you get to keep it plus you also get to enter a monthly drawing at our Visitor Center. One lucky winner is chosen each month for a vacation package that includes a 1-night stay in a local hotel, a pair of Jerry’s Rogue Jets tickets, and dinner for two at one of our great local restaurants.
The week of Valentine’s Day is special for glass float hunting. We hide red colored floats exclusively at this time for those planning a romantic getaway. Make your Valentine’s Day special this year by planning a stormwatching trip and red float treasure hunt with your sweetie. You could also win a return trip if you are the lucky February drawing winner.