Florence, OR was a lot like Newport, OR but smaller. It is less touristy and more charming in my opinion. One thing that I was impressed with was the food culture. It is hard to find good food on the Oregon Coast but Florence had some pretty good restaurants. I highly recommend breakfast or lunch at the Nature’s Corner Cafe. For dinner, head to Waterfront Depot or their sister restaurant across the street that serves trattoria style meals. I tend to judge places by the food culture and this place wins a star from me.

The beach in Florence was nice and calm.

The bridge across the Siuslaw River.

Our hotel Old Town Inn although basic, was walking distance to old town.

Dog-friendly dockside dining.

The Honeyman State Park is one of the coolest parks I have seen. The sandy beach is good for making sand castles as well as sand boarding.

My first attempt at sand boarding. It was fun!

Mulder tried to pull Marcel downhill but got tired after about ten steps.

Florence is now one of my favorite places on the Oregon Coast. Have you been there?

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