Highway 101 bridge over the Siuslaw River
Located on the central Oregon
coast, Florence is home to over
residents. That swells in the summer months as visitors come to take
advantage of the various recreational opportunities. This includes the
Dunes Recreational Area. The dunes are a popular area for
off-highway riders. In addition to the beach areas
there are numerous lakes in the area for fishing and other recreational
is plenty to keep one busy here.
The Old Town area and Florence Harbor are popular attractions. You can
stroll along the harbor or thru Old Town
where you will
shops and restaurants. In the
Florence area there are a number of motels, additional shops and
restaurants. When you're looking for something to eat you
have your choice from fast food restaurants for a quick meal to fine
dining. While you'll find a variety of foods
seafood and clam chowder are well represented on the menu.
I haven't tried every eating place in Florence yet, but here are two
I can recommend. First for a quick meal drop by the A&W
Family Restaurant, 17th St & Highway 101. Great folk, good
food and a newly remodeled dining area. Next is Benny's
International Cafe, 1517 Highway 101 where breakfast and lunch only are
Looking for a campground or RV park, there are a number of them to
from. For those interested in golfing there are two golf courses to
enjoy. If you are into hiking there are numerous trails to chose along
the central Oregon coast. Whatever your hiking abilities are, you will
find a trail right for you.
For additional information about Florence contact
the Florence Chamber of Commerce, 270 Highway 101, Florence OR
97439. Additionally check out the other pages
on this site. There are pictures and information (see links
Within an easy drive of the downtown area is the North Jetty &
Heceta Beach. Also the South Jetty Beach & Oregon Dunes
Recreational Area where there is a public fishing and crabbing
dock. The Oregon
Dunes Recreational Area stretch from Florence south to the North
Bend/Coos Bay area. Devil's Elbow State
Park and Heceta Head Lighthouse which is located north along
Sea Lion Caves. Also a popular area is Cape Perpetua.
Winchester Bay and Reedsport are to the south. It is not
difficult to find something to see or do anywhere along the central
coast. Be it walking on a beach, hiking a trail, wandering
through coastal forests, looking at tide
pools, or just relaxing.
Florence is along the Oregon Coast Bike Route and if you are a bike
enthusiast check out the Cycling page.
Here is a list of links to
some of the places mentioned
Some of them will take you to other pages on this
others will take you to another web site opening in a new window.
Page revised April 6, 2008