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.
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, whale watching, 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 International Windsurfing Tour and attracts professional and amateur surfers from around the world alike. The event at Pistol River is the only U.S. location on the championship tour. Please check out their website: https://internationalwindsurfingtour.com/iwt-wave-tour
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.
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.