Wild rhododendrons surround Florence "The City of Rhododendrons" in the spring!
Wild rhododendrons in May!

Introduction to Florence!
From historic Old Town and the Sea Lion Caves, to sand dunes and the beach, we can help you enjoy your stay in Florence, no matter how long it lasts!  Florence is located on Oregon's central coast about 60 miles west of Eugene and 160 miles south of Portland (see Maps of the Area with driving directions).  The area is a jewel of the Pacific Northwest, with 27 scenic lakes inland giving way to sandy beaches along the oceanfront.


Florence is a small community with a big heart.  Among many activities to chose from are the Rhododendron Festival May 21-23, Chowder Blues & Brews October 8 - 10, and Christmas in Old Town. The combination of trees and water, sun and clouds, fine dining and friendly people make the area a recreation paradise.  Other attractions include the Oregon Dunes and Siltcoos National Recreation areas and the Heceta Head Light House and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.  From hiking and water sports, to horse back riding and world class fishing, you will discover an area you will enjoy living in or you will return to again and again!  


     Area Links

Click for the Florence Chamber of Commerce homepage! Florence Chamber of Commerce - Chamber of Commerce site

Click for the Oregon Coast Virtual Tour Homepage! ConnectFlorence - Community Resource from the Central Oregon Coast Telephone Book

Click for the Oregon Coast Virtual Tour Homepage! Central Coast Water Sports- Your contact for kayak and canoe rentals 541-997-1812 !!

Click for the official Sea Lion Caves website! Sea Lion Caves - The Official Sea Lion Caves website 

Click for the Sandlands Adventures Homepage! Sand Dunes Recreation - The Sandlands Adventure homepage

Click for the Great Outdoors Recreation homepage with a descriptiion of hiking trails in the Oregon Dunes NRA! Hiking Trails - Great Outdoors Recreation website with trails in the Dunes NRA

Click for the Sandpines Golf Links Homepage! Golfing! - The Sandpines Golf Course homepage in Florence

Click for a list of lakes and fishing in the Forence area! Excellent Fishing! - A list of lakes and fishing in the Florence area

Click for a list of lakes and fishing in the Forence area! Horseback Riding - Home of C&M Stables beach rides.

Click for the Florence Chamber of Commerce homepage! Land of the Chinook - Your NEW connection to an awesome fishing experience!

Click for the Florence Chamber of Commerce homepage! Helicopter Scenic Air Tours - Tell us where you want to go! (Safely!!) 


Come visit Florence - you may stay awhile!