Comfort Inn Florence

2475 Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon, 97439, United States
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Obsessive Walker

by TravillionRex

I have crossed the country a few times by going on Greyhound through their Ameripass. I am now going up the west coast and have decided to stop somewhere on the Oregon coast. Since Greyhound only serves a few stops, I've narrowed it down to either Coos Bay or Florence. Here's the catch; since I don't drive and, yes, have no license, I'm at the mercy of sidewalks and shoulders. I'm wondering which is the best town to get around in and what's the easiest way by foot to get to the various beaches. Also if you know of any other towns I should be interested in...

RE: Obsessive Walker

by YVRDave

Coos Bay if I remember is more structuraly organized (street layout)but Florence is where the dunes meet the rocks. If you want a Sea Lion tour they will pick you up and also Dune buggy rentals will do the same. I would say Florence for the best of both worlds.

RE: Obsessive Walker

by dengay

That's a bit of a tough question, but I'll try and give you an idea of what both towns offer. First, neither technically lies right on the ocean. Florence is closer, about 1.5 miles from downtown (Hwy 101), while Coos Bay is about 3 times that far. Coos Bay is a much larger town. I believe the current population of the Coos Bay/North Bend area is around 25,000, while Florence is just over 8,200. That being said, Coos Bay offers more in terms of services while the services in Florence are more readily accessible.

From a personal standpoint, I have lived/worked in Coos Bay and I currently live/work in the Florence area. I MUCH prefer Florence to Coos Bay/North Bend. While incredibly beautiful, The Coos Bay area has always seemed a bit depressing to me, while Florence is light and airy with a welcoming feel. Many of my employees and other people I know feel the same way. If residents of Florence need a product or service that is not available locally, they normally will travel 60 miles east to Eugene verses 45 miles south to Coos Bay.

Den

RE: RE: Obsessive Walker

by TravillionRex

Excuse this stupid question but is Hwy 101 safe to walk on? I've seen maps of Florence and notice the road does cut thru the town and go towards the shore.

RE: RE: Obsessive Walker

by dengay

The short answer is yes. In most towns along HWY 101, there are sidewalks. Some of the more rural strtches get quite narrow and can be hazardous.

Den

RE: Obsessive Walker

by mdvaden

I agree with the other reply - Florence preferably, and Coos Bay is a bit depressed.

Any reason why you don't want Seaside?

It's got tons of stuff to do. And there is a wonderful hiking with scenery at the south end of town that follows the Tillamook head at the ocean for 6 miles to Ecola Park. Another mile or two and you are in Cannon Beach, a great town with shops, lodging and restaurants.

I think Seaside has a bus stop, if not a bus station.

But if the other two are your pick, probably Florence.

I don't think I have it in my album http://imageevent.com/mdvaden/oregoncoast

Travel Tips for Florence

Lichen Covered Trees

by Ken_Weaver

Many of the trees in the area are covered with moss and or lichen as this area is definitely a rainforest. During the winter the dicedious trees seem to glow during the day against the background of evergreens

Wonderful Things to Explore

by KimberlyAnn

Look at the ocean, look at the dunes, and visit Sea Lion Cave!!!! Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area lies along the Pacific Ocean, and stretches 47 miles from Florence to Coos Bay. This recreation area offers both a wonderful beach and sand dunes. Here you can hike, stroll along a beach, or drive dune buggies or off road vehicles on the dunes. If you are like me, and just want a quite place to stroll there are areas of the dunes that are protected, where you can get away from the noise of the various all-terrain vehicles. Also there are certain times of the year when vehicles are prohibited on the beaches. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Visitors center in Reedsport can offer you more information about recreational opportunities and access points to the dunes. Starfish, a wallpapering of starfish! As we drove toward Florence, we spotted a beach where the tide had gone out. Stopping to explore, we were astonished to see the walls of the rocky spires that often sit surrounded by water covered with hundreds of colorful starfish and sea anemones.

AND the Sea Lion Cave, especially being INSIDE the cave!!!!!

Packing List

by foxyone

It can get windy in the afternoon, so take a sweater or sweatshirt with you. Also wear long pants. Fall is the best season because it isn't windy and it is sunny. Always wear sunscreen even though it is windy, you can get burned very bad. Your camera is a must. Bring lots of film. Bring any extra batteries if not a popular size. No camera shops here. Some think the beach is a good place to camp. Some beaches donot allow fires and no vehicles are allowed. Camping can be dangerous. We have had people murdered on the beach by drifters. Bring casual clothes and comfortable shoes.

Dirt Bike, Four Wheeling

by nwmountaingirl

If you thrive on adrenaline then you'll really enjoy playing in the dunes. You can always pay to ride in a guided dune buggy, which I imagine would be exhilerating, because they reach speeds of up to 60 mph, but it can be just as fun if you have your own vehicle to drive. I mean a vehicle that is equipped for this type of fun.

Caution should be taken. Not everyone looks where they are going so you have to constantly be aware of your surroundings. When you are at the top of a hill, stay far enough way from the edge so riders coming up will not run into you, or nearest the edge so you can be seen. DECIBEL LIMIT for Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is 93decibels.

A $10 OHV permit is required in Oregon. Then another fee is charged to access the sand dunes. I believe those with trailers are also charged a small parking fee.

RED or ORANGE FLAGS (8”x 12”) must be displayed 9 feet above the ground on all vehicles when riding at the Oregon Dunes.

LIGHTS must be used in limited visibility (before sunrise, after sunset, or when you cannot see clearly ahead for 100 feet).

WORKING BRAKES are required on all vehicles.

WINDSHIELD WIPERS are required to operate on any vehicle equipped with a windshield.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, SEATS, AND SEAT BELTS FOR ALL PASSENGERS must be available in dune buggies and full-size vehicles.

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Sea Lion Caves

by Ken_Weaver

About 12 miles north of Florence is the Sea Lion Cave. Parking is free and adequate. You enter a gift shop that is right on highway 101. The charge to go to the cave is $8 for an adult and I believe $5 for children. You walk down a paved walk along the ocean cliffs to an elevator which takes you down 300 feet below the level of the highway. When you get off of the elevator you will know you are there because of the smell! you are inside a cave and have a view of the giant sea lion cave. You are not allowed to take flash photos so your only choice is a SLR with variable shutter speed and high speed film. This whole operation could be classified under Tourist Trap too! I was able to get a nice photo of the Heceta Light House from the cave.

By the way, there are hundreds of noisy sea lions to look at but they dont do much other than make noise!

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 Comfort Inn Florence

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Address: 2475 Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon, 97439, United States