is located on the southern Oregon Coast
, just 70 miles north of the Oregon-California
border. Port Orford occupies the hills above a natural open water bay. A visit to Port Orford is not complete without seeing the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Historic Hughes House, Port Orford Lifeboat Station and the unique open water Port.
Vacation rentals and lodging in Port Orford
are ideally situated to explore this area of the Oregon Coast. There are a number of accommodation options to choose from in the area: cottages, cabins, condo rentals, ocean view vacation rentals, or accommodations right on the beach. There is so much to see and do in Port Orford itself that you will not have to venture far.
The Port of Port Orford is a unique, natural open water port
. The local fishing fleet is launched by crane from a rolling dry berth for each fishing expedition. What a site! There are less than half a dozen of these docks left in the world. Crab, cod, rock fish, salmon, sea urchin
are just some of the local delicacies harvested fresh from the sea.
The Port Orford Lifeboat Station
was constructed in 1934 by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide lifesaving service to the southern Oregon coast. Take a tour of the station, boathouse, and many historic buildings as well as a museum with interesting information on WWII activities in the waters of the Oregon coast.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse, on Oregon's most westerly cape, was constructed in 1870 and has been in continuous operation since. Tours of the living quarter, work area and light tower are available all year. A tour of the historic Hughes House
, a stately Victorian home dating back to 1898, is also a must when visiting Port Orford. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Sixes River, the historic home is an excellent representation of pioneer life on the Oregon coast. Occupied by the family for 111 years, it offers its visitors a unique look into the past.
Although the city itself has an old-time charm, accommodation in the area is first class. Modern vacation rental homes with breathtaking views of the rugged coastline
are sure to impress. Take in all that Oregon has to off and then breath in the salt air from the comfort of the deck chair of your Owner Direct oceanfront vacation rental, condo rental, or holiday home accommodations
in Port Orford.
For the more adventurous traveler, the pristine port waters
offer divers excellent opportunities to discover the magic of the pacific hidden beneath the surface. Spectacular ocean views and storm watching are an excuse to sit back and while away the afternoon. Fresh water lakes nearby provide another venue for water sport activities including kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing.
Rich in early Oregon history and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean, this seaside town truly has something for everyone.
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