Autumn comes with its ecstasy of sweetness in the air and its symphony of color in the forest. The often crisp clear days and mild temperatures combine to create an incredible atmosphere in one of the most unique locations on the West Coast: the Oregon Coast. It’s no wonder that most Oregonians cite fall as their favorite season. Read on to discover how to have the ultimate fall getaway as you spend your trip to the Oregon Coast in October. Whether you are traveling for a special family occasion, a couples retreat, or a solo adventure, you’re in for a majestic treat and an adventure bursting with color.
First things first: The Weather
What a treat it is to visit the Oregon Coast in October. Fall weather feels like fresh air, it’s easier to breathe and it feels fantastic due to the shift in winds that bring warmer air from the inland valleys to the beach. A phenomenon that keeps the coast just at the right temperature, ranging from the mid-40s to the low-60s, and stays relatively pleasant, even when the rain starts to move in towards the end of fall.
Hike Ecola State Park
This ideal weather and the glorious and colorful enchantment of the forest make it the perfect time to be outdoors and explore. Be ready to be amazed by the scenery as you drive through our scenic coastal byway, where you will surely find plenty of hiking trails and hidden picnic spots. One of our all-time favorite parks is the magnificent Ecola State Park, with different trails for all levels of hikers. Ecola State Park offers visitors many breathtaking vantage points with views of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse and Haystack Rock. If you only have time to see one area of the park, take the short trek down to secluded Crescent Beach.
Match the colors of a shipwreck to those of the falling leaves of autumn
The area we call home was once referred to as the “graveyard of the Pacific” because of its harsh weather and rocky shores. Today, one fine example of such history is the Wreck of the Peter Iredale, located in Fort Stevens Park - only a 20-minute drive from Seaside. It’s rusty, exposed, and stuck in the sand, and it attracts visitors from all over the country.
Fall is the absolute best time to go crabbing on the Oregon Coast. Whether you rent a boat with a guide, hit some docks at Kelly’s Brighton Marina, or explore the tides, make sure to get the right permit and have the best time.
Take a bike ride on the Prom
Bring your own bike or take advantage of our complimentary cruiser bikes on your visit to Seaside. The promenade offers miles of spectacular views and vibrant characters playing around you. The best time is right around sunrise, where crowds are nowhere to be found and the misty coastline merges with the divine fall colors of Ecola State Park.
Get a first-row view of the sunset and relax by a bonfire
It’s almost like a rite of passage. As the skies perform with flames of colors and the sun begins to set, little by little red dots begin to appear all over the beach: friends and families set up their seats and gather by the fire. We even offer a complete bonfire package with all the essentials to make the ultimate s’mores and start a safe fire in no time.
Plan Your Fall Getaway
Now that you are aware of just how magical the Oregon coast is during fall, you just have to come and experience it in person. If you are searching for the perfect property for your Oregon Coast fall getaway, then check out our inventory of properties ranging from mid-scale to luxury boutique in Seaside. The friendliest staff in town will make your stay an unforgettable one, and your accommodations will make you feel at home in no time. Take a peek at our fall offers and take advantage of the best rates of the season to give your vacation the magical touch it needs.