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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.


Lots to Do

So please, stop at the beautiful ocean-side parks and spend some time there. Bring lunch. Take a long walk on a beautiful beach. Explore tide pools and rocky areas. Go bird watching. Watch seals frolic in the surf. Duck into lush, beautiful temperate rainforest next to the beach and take a look around.

Stay at the many nice hotels and/or bed & breakfasts. Tour our working waterfronts and watch the fishing boats come and go.

See art galleries and stop at antique stores. Dine on some of the world’s best seafood at reasonable prices. Spend an hour or two on a whale watching boat out of Depoe Bay. Or, book a trip on a Charter Boat and go deep sea fishing.

Stop at the many local museums and interpretive centers.

Did we mention golf? There are many great golf courses on the Oregon Coast. And, there’s a wide spectrum to choose from. Bandon Dunes in Coos County (15 minutes north of Bandon and 20 minutes south of Coos Bay) is ranked among the best ten golf course complexes in the world. And, there are a number of inexpensive but good public golf courses elsewhere on the Oregon Coast.

The Oregon Coast is home to famous/historic lighthouses. These lighthouses, many perched high above the sea on magnificent coastal headlands, are great places to visit and ponder the enormity of the Pacific Ocean.

Oh! And lastly, don’t forget to bring a camera.

Lots to Do


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