Port Orford, the best little beach town on the coast!
Port Orford is a beautiful, unspoiled, historically rich fishing village with world class recreation, a thriving arts community, 3 local state parks, and all the wildlife, serenity and relaxation to make this the best getaway spot on earth. Port Orford offers miles of beaches with many treasures to find.
Paradise Point Beach is home to some of the best agate beds on the entire west coast. Agates are beautiful semi-precious stones that are translucent in light. There are many different colors and designs to each stone making each one a unique find. Many beach goers also find Japanese Floats that make it to our beach after strong West winds. There are three other beach accesses in town each with its own charm and beauty; Agate Beach, the Port Beach and Battle Rock Beach.
Or maybe you enjoy surfing or wind surfing. Within 10 miles of our motel there are plenty of good surfing spots. We have high quality point breaks and beach breaks without the crowds. Surfers and wind surfers alike will be surprised that the water temperature is similar to Santa Cruz and the Bay Area.
In addition to our miles of gorgeous beaches, we have many other activities to keep you entertained. Port Orford offers some of the BEST ocean, lake and river fishing along the west coast. We are host to two special rivers, the Elk and Sixes. These rivers are home to enormous salmon and steelhead that migrate up river each year. We also have an ocean going fishing or diving charter available at the Dock, making Port Orford truly a heaven on earth for fishing aficionados.
The southern Oregon coast is home to many state parks filled with breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline and mountain peaks. There are hundreds of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Port Orford has three beautiful State Parks within its immediate area. Humbug Mountain State Park, Port Orford Heads State Park with hiking trails and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station museum, and Cape Blanco State Park with the lighthouse and historic Hughes house to tour.
If you enjoy golf, we are within a 15-30 minute drive to spectacular, world renowned golf courses. At the top of the list is Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Bandon Dunes plays host to golf's elite and many celebrities. People like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordon take advantage of this challenging and awe-inspiring course.
We have many small exclusive galleries displaying various types of art including pottery, wood turning, photography, paintings and hand crafted gifts. Each one of our galleries offers something different and many of the galleries hold special open houses.
If you are a gourmet, or simply someone looking for a great bowl of chowder and fresh fish and chips, Port Orford offers many fine restaurants ranging from simple home town cafes with great cooking, to fine cuisine. If you prefer to cook your own we also have some great specialty food stores from natural foods to upscale deli.
And there is so much more than can be described here. So, come, visit Port Orford and see just what a special little beach town this is!