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Gold Beach Oregon | Jet Boat Trips | Cycling on the Southern Oregon Coast | Fishing the Rogue
Fishing the Pacific | Day tripping | Redwood National Park
| Bird watching on the Southern Oregon coast | Golf
Windsurfing | Horseback Riding | More Things to Do | More Places to Go
Gold Beach Oregon
Why come to Gold Beach? Gold Beach is unique! If you like uncrowded beaches you’ll love Gold Beach. How many beach towns do you know that have their airport, high school and fairgrounds on the beach? Seventy five percent of the beach frontage in Gold Beach is used for the airport and fairgrounds. So if you come to Gold Beach don’t expect to see many people on the beach even during the summer holidays! How many beaches have grown 300 feet in the last thirty years? Not many I bet but Gold Beach has.

Gold Beach is a great place to visit if you’re tired of the ordinary and want to get to one of the most picturesque coastlines anywhere. Walking through the grass covered sand dunes in Gold Beach has the feel of a place that time forgot. When father time was going around changing the rest of the world, he kind of forgot about Gold Beach. In Gold Beach you won’t find a bunch of trinket shops and you probably won’t see you neighbor. If you want to get away to a sleepy little town and forget the hassles of the big city life as you connect with nature, Gold Beach is perfect. Gold Beach in many ways is a town that time forgot.

Jet Boat Trips
Gold Beach is where the legendary Rogue River meets the Pacific Ocean. From May 1 to October 31st Jerry’s Rogue Jet Boats and Mail Boat Hydro-Jet Trips offer excursions up the Rogue. Travelers come from all over the world to experience the deep canyons, waterfalls and rapids in the jet boats. The boat pilots point out the abundant wildlife and share the history of the river as you journey along one of the most remote areas in the county. It is not uncommon to see bears, eagles, otter’s, osprey and deer. The trips take all day for the 104 mile and half a day for the others so you will need to make arrangements for overnight accommodations. On the jet boat trips you will see some of the remote lodging located up river. After the boat trip how about soaking in a private beachfront spa at the Beachcomber. You won’t find that at any of the other Gold Beach motels or any other beachfront inn.
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Cycling on the Southern Oregon Coast
There are many great bike rides that can be taken along Hwy 101 or along the Rogue River. There are easy rides or rides that involve some pretty steep grades or climbing. The cool thing is, every ride has spectacular scenery. Here is a link to some great rides north and south, from the Beachcomber:
oregon coast cycling page

Fishing the Rogue
You can fish the Rogue year round when you stay in Gold Beach. Winter steelhead travel up the Rogue from December through March and a great tasting fish and are great fighters. The Inn of the Beachcomber is your only lodging choice if you want to warm up in front of a gas burring stove after that winter fishing trip. From March through June Spring Chinook run up the river and can be caught from the mouth of the Rogue River all the way to Agness. Accommodations along the river are open then. Springers can range from ten to 40 pounds. July through December the fall Chinook and summer steelhead provide great fishing. September through December Coho salmon from five to fifteen pounds offer great sport. During this time you will find great rates at any of the motels in Gold Beach. We think the Inn of the Beachcomber is your best lodging value during the off season.
Fishing the Pacific
The Rogue River Reef is home to a huge variety of different fish and maybe the best bottom fishing found anywhere. Ling cod, Snapper and rock fish are some of the species you will find. When ocean conditions permit it Halibut fishing in Gold Beach is a great option. Why not treat your wife to the best accommodations in Gold Beach while you fish? Of all the lodging choices in Gold Beach we think the Inn of the Beachcomber is your best choice. When condition are good fishing for salmon in the ocean is always an experience you won’t want to miss.
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Day tripping
So much to do just in and around Gold Beach. Gold Beach and Curry County is truly the place time forgot and is a great way to discover the best of this beautiful area as you adventure out from the Inn of the Beachcomber. How about heading north on 101 to Port Orford for fish and chips at the Crazy Norwegian for lunch and driving out to the Lighthouse at Cape Blanco. The total mileage from the Inn of the Beachcomber is only 35 miles. The drive from Gold Beach to Port Orford is either the most scenic drive on Oregon’s Hwy 101 or the second most depending if your one of those that think the drive to the south is the most scenic. Either way it doesn’t matter much because once you’ve ventured the six miles from Hwy 101 to the lighthouse at Cape Blanco you will know you’re one of the few special people to have ever ventured to this spectacular setting. The view to the south is the Head Lands of Port Orford and the north view is more haystacks rocks. I gotta wonder how all these rock formations came to rest way out in the Pacific. The lighthouse is open April through October 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is the most westerly lighthouse in Oregon and was constructed in 1870. When you gaze out to the Pacific and take in how many rocks you can spot you’ll understand why Cape Blanco was worthy of so much attention way back in 1870 for the sake of the weary mariners who might have wandered this way. This is only one example, though a darn good one, of what Gold Beach and Curry County has to offer as you come and go around here.

Redwood National Park
The park headquarters are just 50 minutes south of Gold Beach in Crescent City. This makes the Redwoods a great day trip from the Inn of the Beachcomber. There are not a lot of beachfront lodging choices near the Redwood National and State Parks that reside in the North Coast of California and Southern Oregon. Staying in Gold Beach at the Inn of the Beachcomber and doing a day trip to the massive redwoods is a great way to enjoy the ancient coast redwood ecosystem preserved in the parks. The Redwood National Park contains some of the planet's most majestic forests and offer many good day hikes. There are plenty of motels and a few hotels in the towns near the Redwood National Parks but the best beachfront accommodations in the area are located in Gold Beach.
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Bird watching on the Southern Oregon coast
With more than 250 species of birds in and around Gold Beach it’s pretty easy to be enthusiastic about birds. To start with if your lodging choice was here at the Inn of the Beachcomber all you have to do is take a short walk down our trail to the beach and you see lots of birds. Check in to any of the motels is Gold Beach Oregon and head out to the local spots. The Port of Gold Beach, Ophir tidelands, the old mill site and the Rouge River Estuary are all within ten minutes of Gold Beach Oregon and great choices for bird watching.
Cedar Bend Golf Club is ten miles north of Gold Beach and is a nice nine hole public course that offers no lodging or accommodations. Cedar Bend is about fifteen minutes from the motels and inns in Gold Beach Oregon to the South 3o miles in the Chetco River valley is Salmon Run an 18 hole course. There is only one beachfront inn located around Brookings and like Cedar Bend Salmon run has no accommodations or lodging choices at the course. 50 miles North of Gold Beach is Bandon Dunes with its three world class courses and upscale lodging. Bandon Dunes is a true golf resort with fairly high green fees.
Gold Beach is a great spring and early summer windsurfing location. Considered among the choice spots is the stretch of coastline 10 miles south of the Gold Beach motels and inns. This are is from Cape Sebastian to Pistol River. Depending on which way the wind is blowing and surf conditions, you’ll see colorful sails surfing and soaring typically between mileposts 334 and 339 on US 101.
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Horseback Riding
Have you ever ridden a horse on the beach? With the Curry County Fairgrounds located on the beach here in Gold Beach Oregon you have a great chance to stall your horse at the fairground for $15.00 a night, pamper yourself at the Inn of the Beachcomber and enjoy a ride on the beach. With a little planning you can or trailer you horse for a ride in the forest and come home to the comfortable lodging accommodations at the Beachcomber. Gold Beach riding is great because of the choice of scenery and trails located here on the southern Oregon coast. Siskiyou West Day Lodge rents horses of all temperaments and rider skill levels for treks on the beach, local dunes and the owner’s ranch, just south of Gold Beach at Pistol River.
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More Things to Do
Great Bike Rides Around Gold Beach: oregoncoastcycling.com
Windsurfing in Gold Beach: windsurfingoregon.com
The Rogue River: therogueriver.com
Pistol River Wavebash 2010: boardwindsurfing.com
Bicycling on 101 and Jerry's Flat Rd.: bikingoregon.com
Weather, Surf Stats, and Webcam for Gold Beach: goldbeachweather.com
More Places To Go
Crater Lake Nat. Park: craterlakenational.com
Big Basin Redwoods Park: bigbasinredwoodspark.com
Pipeline Surfing: billabongpipelinemasters.com
Crescent City, CA: cacrescentcity.com
Fort Bragg, CA: californiafortbragg.com
Surfing the Eddie: eddieaikaucontest.com
Humboldt Redwoods Park: redwoodshumboldt.com
Redwood National Parks: redwoodnationalparks.com
Prairie Creek Redwoods Park: prairiecreekredwoods.com
Jedediah Smith Redwoods Park: jedediahsmithredwoods.com
Newport, Oregon: oregonnewport.com
Coos Bay, Oregon: oregoncoosbay.com
Lincoln City, Oregon: oregonlincolncity.com
Brookings, Oregon: oregonbrookings.com
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