Each time we return to the Central Oregon Coast we discover new areas of interest. There are so many beaches to explore and hiking trails to discover. The coastal towns are sparsely populated and people are friendly. Our favorite activities are the tide pools near Devil's Punchbowl/Otter Rock Beach, the Newport Aquarium, the OSU Marine Science Center, the Sea Lions at the piers on Newport waterfront, hiking in the Cape Perpetua area, visiting the shops in Depoe Bay, and whale watching. The sand dunes south of Florence are also very cool. We have stayed at the Inn at Otter Crest three weeks out of the past 5 summers, and we plan to keep coming back.