Central Oregon Coast Local Outdoor Activities
See the Oregon coast by air! U.S. Helicpters offers Oregon coast helicopter flight-seeing. Special tours for Sunset, or Whale Watching. Call 541-867-4140 for more information.
A stroll on any beach near the Fireside Motel is likely to bring home agates, jaspers, driftwood, shells, and maybe a glass float riding the current from Japan. The most successful hunter is one who haunts the beaches on the outrunning tides from December through March.
A good spot for Agate hunting is Strawberry Hill which is about 3-4 miles south of Yachats.
Dune Buggy Rides
There are several dune buggy operations about a 40-minute drive away including Sandland Adventures. The buggies charge over ridges 45 degrees in slope and then down steep banks with occasional backward slides. Not for the fainthearted!
You can rent horses at C & M Stables 23 miles south of Fireside Motel. The stables offer beach rides, dune trail rides, sunset rides, coast range rides and corral rides. Rides range from 1 hour to a full day. All level of riders welcome - even corral rides for the little ones. Open year round 7 days a week. Ride times change depending on when it gets dark. Call ahead for reservations. 541-997-7540
You can water ski, windsurf, swim or drive motorboats at several nearby locations. Water and air temperatures are chilly most of the year so it's advisable to wear a wet suit.