Heceta Hideout Guidebook

Kelly
Heceta Hideout Guidebook

City/town information

Florence is our favorite seaside community located along the Siuslaw River and the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (Highway 101), and only one hour west of Eugene, Florence is an easy and beautiful coastal destination. Florence offers everything in one visit. From freshwater lakes and miles of coastal sand dunes to world-class landmarks like Heceta Head Lighthouse and the Sea Lion Caves, Florence is a favorite destination for foodies, adventurers, and people who love to live what we like to call 'the good life.'
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Florence
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Florence is our favorite seaside community located along the Siuslaw River and the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (Highway 101), and only one hour west of Eugene, Florence is an easy and beautiful coastal destination. Florence offers everything in one visit. From freshwater lakes and miles of coastal sand dunes to world-class landmarks like Heceta Head Lighthouse and the Sea Lion Caves, Florence is a favorite destination for foodies, adventurers, and people who love to live what we like to call 'the good life.'

Neighborhoods

This beautiful, long sandy beach is located an easy 3-min walk from our home Heceta Hideout. Staying at our property gives you private beach access to this location for families and leisurely beach strolls. While on the beach look for whales, sand dollars, and don't miss the Heceta Head Lighthouse shining its light in the distance.
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Heceta Beach
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This beautiful, long sandy beach is located an easy 3-min walk from our home Heceta Hideout. Staying at our property gives you private beach access to this location for families and leisurely beach strolls. While on the beach look for whales, sand dollars, and don't miss the Heceta Head Lighthouse shining its light in the distance.

Sightseeing

Regardless of the time of year, Bay Street is worth the time to stroll. Local coffee, local food, gift shops, views of the Siuslaw bridge, and docked fishing boats. There is plenty to see and do in the Historic Old Town.
Bay Street
Regardless of the time of year, Bay Street is worth the time to stroll. Local coffee, local food, gift shops, views of the Siuslaw bridge, and docked fishing boats. There is plenty to see and do in the Historic Old Town.
Sea Lion Caves: Is always a crowd pleaser! Very famous and a little touristy but getting to see the barking sea lions is pretty cool.
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Sea Lion Caves
91560 U.S. 101
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Sea Lion Caves: Is always a crowd pleaser! Very famous and a little touristy but getting to see the barking sea lions is pretty cool.
Siltcoos Lake offers kayaking rentals and you can end your day at one of our favorite outdoor restaurant's Darlings.
Siltcoos Lake
Siltcoos Lake offers kayaking rentals and you can end your day at one of our favorite outdoor restaurant's Darlings.
Great for exploring tidepools, with a gentle river that younger kids can also play in. Families can hike up to the lighthouse (a good hike for all ages). This spot is perfect to spend time outdoors as a family and get a lot of coastal vibes.
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
97439 U.S. 101
Great for exploring tidepools, with a gentle river that younger kids can also play in. Families can hike up to the lighthouse (a good hike for all ages). This spot is perfect to spend time outdoors as a family and get a lot of coastal vibes.
This is an excellent way to see the vast and beautiful Oregon sand dunes with the whole family. This experience is less expensive than an ATV rental per person and has a group tour with a professional guide. After your dune ride, you can have fun bumping and splashing on their Bumper Boats, race on the Grand Prix style Go-Kart track, play their Miniature Golf Course or take a ride on the Cloverline Railroad.
Sandland Adventures Inc
85366 U.S. 101
This is an excellent way to see the vast and beautiful Oregon sand dunes with the whole family. This experience is less expensive than an ATV rental per person and has a group tour with a professional guide. After your dune ride, you can have fun bumping and splashing on their Bumper Boats, race on the Grand Prix style Go-Kart track, play their Miniature Golf Course or take a ride on the Cloverline Railroad.
This is a drive to Newport but with kids, it is fun! With a combination of indoor and outdoor exhibits including jellyfish, starfish, otters, seals, the octopus, the shark, and the puffins. It is all so wonderful. The volunteers are a wealth of information and insights about the animals.
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Road
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This is a drive to Newport but with kids, it is fun! With a combination of indoor and outdoor exhibits including jellyfish, starfish, otters, seals, the octopus, the shark, and the puffins. It is all so wonderful. The volunteers are a wealth of information and insights about the animals.
Three Rivers Casino also has three great on-site restaurants to ensure that you'll never be hungry and a family favorite is the Ocean Dunes Golf Links which provides 18 holes of golf.
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Three Rivers Casino and Resort
5647 Oregon 126
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Three Rivers Casino also has three great on-site restaurants to ensure that you'll never be hungry and a family favorite is the Ocean Dunes Golf Links which provides 18 holes of golf.

Food scene

Quality coffee drinks, beautiful seasonal decorations, local items to purchase, and picture-perfect views of the Siuslaw River from the outdoor deck.
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River Roasters - formerly Siuslaw River Coffee Roasters
1240 Bay Street
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Quality coffee drinks, beautiful seasonal decorations, local items to purchase, and picture-perfect views of the Siuslaw River from the outdoor deck.
Great restaurant with views of Siuslaw River. This is a smaller intimate setting. The service is outstanding and a wonderful place for special occasions or celebration dinners. Reservations definitely recommended.
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Waterfront Depot Restaurant
1252 Bay Street
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Great restaurant with views of Siuslaw River. This is a smaller intimate setting. The service is outstanding and a wonderful place for special occasions or celebration dinners. Reservations definitely recommended.
Jerry's is near our home. Local bar with a cozy and relaxing vibe. It is a nice place for a burger and beer.
Jerry's Place Bar and Grill
88274 Rhododendron Drive
Jerry's is near our home. Local bar with a cozy and relaxing vibe. It is a nice place for a burger and beer.
Bridgewater is a great family restaurant right on Bay Street. The menu has something for everyone and the food and service are good. I recommend reservations on the weekend.
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Bridgewater Fish House and Zebra Bar
1297 Bay Street
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Bridgewater is a great family restaurant right on Bay Street. The menu has something for everyone and the food and service are good. I recommend reservations on the weekend.
Fresh Harvest is very close to our home. It has excellent breakfast and brunch food. Kind customer service that is relaxed and not rushed.
Fresh Harvest cafe
3056 US-101
Fresh Harvest is very close to our home. It has excellent breakfast and brunch food. Kind customer service that is relaxed and not rushed.
Restobar is an amazing place for Italian dishes in a friendly atmosphere. I recommend any of the wood-fired pizzas but especially the 1285 BBQ pizza, chocolate cake, and crab ravioli as something to try.
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1285 Restobar
1285 Bay Street
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Restobar is an amazing place for Italian dishes in a friendly atmosphere. I recommend any of the wood-fired pizzas but especially the 1285 BBQ pizza, chocolate cake, and crab ravioli as something to try.
We consider darlings to be a “hidden gem” perfect for a daytime burger and beer with clear views of the lake. Darlings are known for their BBQ and I highly recommend anything with brisket.
Darlings Marina & RV Resort
4879 Darlings Loop
We consider darlings to be a “hidden gem” perfect for a daytime burger and beer with clear views of the lake. Darlings are known for their BBQ and I highly recommend anything with brisket.