Walks: Florence

Walks in Florence, Oregon

Heceta Beach

My husband and I most recently visited Heceta Beach on a pristine summer day.  Warm sunshine and only the lightest breezes ruffling our hair made it T-shirts and shorts weather – infrequent but fabulous conditions for the Oregon coast.  The soft purr of nearby waves… 

Sutton Beach Recreation Site

I have lived in Florence for over six years and other than driving though once or twice had never, until recently, stopped to enjoy Sutton Beach Recreation Site, just north of town. The “high road” to Holman Vista has great sand dune viewing. It was… 

Darlingtonia Wayside

Just north of the town of Florence and very easy to get to, Darlingtonia Wayside is an enjoyable venue to stretch your legs. Cobra lily is fitting name for the insect-consuming plants of this botanical garden. The fluted heads of both species curl to lure… 

Siltcoos Lagoon Trail

If you’re looking for peaceful outdoor setting to spend a couple of hours, the Siltcoos Lagoon Trail is a pleasurable option. The trail forms a loop that passes near the lagoon and around the Lagoon Campground. The full loop is more than a mile. Instead,… 

Bob Creek Wayside

Bob Creek meets the Pacific just below a low bluff at this scenic turnout. Unlike some of the other beach overlooks between Florence and Yachats, there are no fences between you and the ocean. Picnic, rest, enjoy the view and salty air…or all of the above!… 

Cleawox Lake

Located in Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Cleawox Lake is one of my favorite coastal lakes. It offers quiet isolation during the cooler months. And it comes to life in summer with beach goers of all ages, providing a lingering “summer camp” feel. It is bordered by…