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September 2021


Every season on the Oregon coast offers its own special and unique appeal, and while it’s difficult to choose a favorite, the allure of autumn is hard to match. In September, there’s just a hint of fall in the air. Many days are warm and sunny—interspersed occasionally with rain-soaked mornings or afternoons. The change of seasons become more noticeable in October—misty mornings with frequent breaks of sunshine, stunning fall foliage along the Coast Range, and magnificently hued sunsets arriving earlier each evening. Winter storms start to kick-in in early November, providing unending opportunities for both adventurer’s and those seeking time for quiet relaxation and reflection (trust us, there’s nothing quite like spending an afternoon simply watching the waves crash on the beach below your private balcony while curled up under a warm blanket with a beverage in hand).



Your fall getaway: not-to-miss experiences—

Discover the captivating beauty of an autumn kayak expedition along local waterways filled with wildlife—head out with a Headlands Adventure Coach to spend a misty morning paddling the nearby Nestucca or Little Nestucca River. Don’t forget to pack plenty of waterproof layers for your coastal trip, even on a chilly rainy day, this outing is a guest and team member favorite!

Capture the beauty of autumn on the coast while discovering your artistic flair during a Plein Air Painting Session with Adventure Coach and resident art enthusiast, Taylor. Set-up your easel on the dune overlooking the Pacific or along a nearby trail—you’ll learn basic watercolor techniques and some of the finer points to capturing landscapes, while immersing yourself in our inspiring surroundings. Spend a leisurely rainy afternoon enjoying a relaxing spa treatment at Tidepools Spa & Wellness. Try a fall favorite—our warming and soothing Ginger Stone Renewal. Feeling a little overloaded and worn out? Tidepools Deep Rest just might be the perfect remedy. Reserve a table in Meridian Restaurant & Bar’s spacious dining room and enjoy a seasonally driven menu that features the autumn bounty of the Oregon coast. Choose from highlights including Steelhead served with potato pancake and sweet and piquant pear preserves, Beachcombers Stew—perfect for those looking for a “taste” of the Oregon coast, or the not-to-miss Char-Grilled Octopus.



Explore the magical beauty of autumn along our nearby trails. While It’s impossible to choose a favorite recommendation, the Headlands Adventure Team can assist in creating your ideal hiking itinerary, from nearby Sitka Sedge State Natural Area to the majestic Cape Lookout trails or hidden Drift Creek Falls trail.

Visiting the coast during October? Stop by the Kilchis River Pumpkin Patch on your way home and pick up a special bi-colored pumpkin or gourd to take home. While there, wander through the five-acre corn maze, the largest on the Oregon coast and a delight for children and adults alike!

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