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Best Winter Storm Watching Images of the Season (So Far)!

Best Winter Storm Watching Images of the Season (So Far)!

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

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We’re not gonna lie. If you have not had a chance to view a dramatic winter storm from a safe distance on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston- you don’t know what you’re missing! This winter storm watching season, so far, has been nothing short of SPECTACULAR.

If you’re worried about missing out on the action, don’t worry! With more off shore storms in the forecast, we’re confident Mother Nature isn’t finished just yet! Also, a select group of properties is offering a 15% discount for Storm Watchers through the end of March 2021.

We have had more storm watching opportunities this winter than we’ve seen in a long time. Fortunately, many Oregon Coast visitors were kind enough to share their photos from this season. We even had a surprise celebrity guest show up wearing mittens- take a look!

Images below courtesy of Kara Long

Images below courtesy of Steven Michael Photography

Image below courtesy of Jeanie Duke

Image below courtesy of Imelda Ira Olegario

Image below courtesy Vernon Rehder

Here are some #stormwatching facts

  • The best viewing times tend to be November through March.
  • Stormwatching has more to do with the ocean conditions rather than the actual weather conditions.
  • When conditions in the ocean create enormous swells, they translate into impressive wave action. A 15 – 20 foot swell will turn into a wave over 100 feet high!
  • Shore Acres State Park is often lauded as the foremost storm-watching spot on the entire Oregon Coast. Perched on top of an 80-foot cliff, this location allows for a safe distance above the waves while experiencing fantastic views.
  • The bluffs overlooking Bastendorff Beach, Cape Arago State Park, and Sunset Bay State Park also offer vantage points from a safer distance.

Additional resources

Is the Oregon Coast a Winter Destination? YES.

How To Stay Safe While Winter Storm Watching

15% OFF - Storm Watching Lodging Special

We will continue to post High Surf Warnings on our Facebook Page, so Follow Us! For more travel inspiration, check our Adventures page and our Trip Ideas page to discover all there is to do on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! Or request a visitor’s packet today . Please be sure to follow Oregon’s Safe+Strong guidelines and remember that face coverings are required in public spaces.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


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50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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