Gold Beach is nestled on the Southern Oregon coast where the legendary Rogue River meets the powerful and scenic Pacific Ocean. Gold Beach offers countless adventures and beautiful panoramas in a mild climate. Choose from oceanfront beach houses, wilderness vacation rentals, and river front properties.
It may be one of the best places to relax, enjoy nature and do nothing! Gaze into a tidepool for what seems like hours, till that starfish finally moves on. Maybe cast a line with no thought at all except what's in that calm pool on the other bank.
On the other hand, it's also one of the Northwest's best spots for anything you've been meaning to do "someday" — whitewater jet boating, kayaking, windsurfing, wilderness mountain hiking or biking, or maybe just seeing an eagle, otter or bear that's not in a pen. There's magic to that, and something really magical about knowing it's like this here all the time.
Golf year-round at Cedar Bend, a beautiful course located in a scenic valley, or test your skill at miniature golf. Take an exhilarating jet boat trip up the river through the narrow canyons and swift rapids of the wild and scenic section of the Rogue, or experience wind surfing on one of the West's most breathtaking and breezy stretches of shoreline (not advised for beginners).
Fish the Rogue and seven smaller south coast streams for steelhead, salmon and other fish. Gold Beach is a year-round angler's paradise. Charter a summer ocean trip, or try your luck from shore. Explore the many acres of scenic wilderness surrounding the river. Hike the limitless trails of the Wild Rogue wilderness area and view eagles, osprey and deer. And when the sun sets you can spend the night at one of several lodges and wilderness campsites available only by trail or river.
Many people enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Oregon Coast Trail. With beach, grassy and wooded areas on the trail, it's just a few minutes away from Gold Beach. Some of the local trail portions frequently intersect with Highway 101, so short hikes of 1/2 to three miles can be planned, or try longer distances if you wish to travel several sections in one day.
Gold Beach offers:
Jet boating - Gateway to the Wild . Scenic portion of the Rogue River.
incredible scenery and sightings of black bear, river otters, eagles and the rare mountain lion.
Wilderness mountain hiking
Hiking with Permit - Before hiking contact: GB Visitor's Center -
Scenic drive to Agness from GB
Fishing Salmon and Steelhead, Fall Chinook, Ling cod and Rock fish
Treasure hunting for Agates, .phper, fossils, japanese glass floats, and petrified woodTide Pools - Get The Tidepools are Alive brochure in hand (also available from the Visitor Center).