Waldport Travel Guide

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    Spot 23
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  • Mural of the Old Alsea Bay Bridge
    Mural of the Old Alsea Bay Bridge
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  • Bed races, Beachcomber Days in June
    Bed races, Beachcomber Days in June
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Waldport Things to Do

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    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Another of the five major bridges to come out of the 1936 Oregon's Coast Bridges project was the bridge here at Waldport across Alsea Bay. After 50 years of corrosion, the bridge had become damaged beyond repair - concrete flakes actually endangered boats below. The original bridge was an elegant reinforced concrete deck arch bridge with three through tied arches. This bridge was replaced with a new bridge in 1991, which incorporates a half-through main arch span, evocative of the bridge's predecessor.

    New arch spanning Alsea Bay
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    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On the north bank, the old Art Deco approach pylons still stand - on the south side, the pylons have been incorporated into the new bridge. From the small wayside you can see the new versus the old - some of the old spirit still captured. To see more about the old and the new, though, you have to go over to the south bank, in Waldport, itself....

    Entrance obelisk to the Old Bridge - New beyond
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    by Nutmeg2 Written Aug 13, 2006

    Romantic evenings, crabing, fishing, windsurfing, boating, walks on the beach or across the bridge, festivals, fresh air, & family fun.

    Alsea Bay sunset Moon eclipse over Alsea Bay Bridge, Waldport Bed races, Beachcomber Days in June
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Waldport Hotels

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  • Howard Johnson Inn Waldport

    902 Nw Bayshore Dr., Hwy 101, Exit W. On Bayshore,

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Tillicum Beach Park

    8199 Highway 101 N, PO Box 45, Waldport, Oregon, 97394, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Pheasant Meadow Bed & Breakfast

    902 SW Wakonda Beach Rd, Waldport, Oregon, 97394, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

Waldport Warnings and Dangers

  • by casperthefriendly Updated Dec 19, 2009

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    This town blows. It's a total sleeper. There aren't even any decent restaurants really, with the exception of the Chinese restaurant possibly, and the retailers all dabble in price gouging, it seems, due to limited competition. Even for an Oregon Coast town, it's humdrum. Maybe if you're staying in a beachhouse with your fam and have all of these self-contained activities planned like playing boardgames or having a bonfire on the beach, or you are a cool cat in your golden years just looking for a lazy days respite, or if you are a die hard fisherman with your sights set on the Alsea River, Waldport might fit your bill. Admittedly, the bay scene in and of itself is rather picturesque. But think twice about making this your vacation mainstay, or even staying a night. There are so many better places along the Oregon Coast for enjoyment.

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