With easy access to the ocean, the bay and the vast woodlands of the Siuslaw National Forest, Waldport makes an ideal base for outdoor recreation year-round. Play a round of golf, go kayaking, satisfy your seafood cravings and peruse antiques all in the same day. If you’re lucky, in winter you might catch some epic storm-watching.
Where to Play
A place where crabbing is king and bike rentals are free, Waldport is a friendly coastal community with its own unique identity.
Find The Perfect Place To Play In Waldport
View migrating Oregon whales
Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center
Lots of information and historical photos and friendly volunteers to answer questions about Waldport and Alsea Bay Bridge.
Your Adventure Awaits
Visitors and locals alike, often struggle deciding what to pursue among the many recreational activities that Waldport provides. You can PLAY on the river, on the bay, on the beach or among the forested hills.
With so much to choose from, you’ll want to plan carefully or extend your stay or come back again. You can enjoy a round of traditional golf or try your hand at disc golf. Bring the kids to the community park, or grab some wheels and check-out the adjacent skate park. Fat tire biking is all the craze and with miles of uncrowded long beaches, Waldport’s the place to give it a whirl.
If sea life is your passion, you’ve come to the right place. Waldport boosts plentiful fishing, crabbing and clamming, along with nearby tide pools. The dramatic tide changes in the Alsea Bay are fascinating to watch. Literally more than a 1000 sea lions love to sunbath on the sand bars during low tide. You can also see them poking their heads up through the waves to see if a local fisherman’s going to grab their catch. You’ll also often see multiple pairs of bald eagles flirting over the bay or herons tip-toeing through low tide.
The Oregon State Marine Board rates the Alsea Bay in the top five in the state for annual usage. A visit to the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center located at 320 NW Hwy 101 next to the Alsea Bay Bridge, provides information on the history of the Alsea Bridge, as well as information on area landmarks. The Interpretive Center also offers plenty of information about Waldport and the beautiful Oregon Coast.
It is also the new home of the The Waldport Heritage Museum. Stop by and meet Museum Curator Colleen Nickerson and talk to one of our knowledgeable and hard-working volunteers!
Coastal Storm Watching
Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site
Gov Patterson park as the locals call it. Beach is close to parking lot. Dog-friendly, nice sandy beach. Minutes from Waldport.
Something for everyone
Waldport is the place you need to visit
If you enjoy kayaking, boating, fishing, sailing, hiking, cycling or windsurfing…or if you just like to wander along on the beach, walk through town, or share an amazing sunset, Waldport is the place you need to visit. With a family-owned, family-friendly golf course, a skateboard park, disc golf course, antique stores and other unique shops, there is something for everyone in your travel party.
The Alsi Historical and Genealogical Society Welcomes You to
The Waldport Heritage Museum is now in its new home at the Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center.
The Alsi Historical and Genealogical Society was formed in November of 1980. Alsi, the original name of the native American Indians who lived along the Alsea Bay, was the inspiration for the name of the Society. Alsi means peaceful.