Welcome to Gold Beach
An idyllic coastal town full of outdoor adventure
Nestled along the coast, just off scenic highway 101, Gold Beach is perfect for those seeking solitude and adventure in the great outdoors. From the sun-kissed ocean to the wild Rogue River, Gold Beach is truly a paradise.
Gold Beach is aptly named for the riches found in the Rogue River after the height of the California Gold Rush. Prospectors flocked to the area, but no rush lasts forever, and as the gold died out, the area’s industries became centered on the water. While salmon fishing boomed for a while, the economy is now more recreational, with fishing of all sorts, river exploration, and camping along the banks.
What to Love
- Incredible, temperate climate
- Quaint small-town shopping and dining
- An abundance of outdoor adventures
- Sweeping vistas and lush nature
Gold Beach is a community that thrives in the outdoors and attracts visitors who crave adventure. The small year-round community enjoys the solitude and expansive nature surrounding them, with everything from beach to river to forested mountainscapes. An idyllic town tucked away from the bustle and the hassle, living in Gold Beach feels like an escape from everyday burdens.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown Gold Beach is small-town shopping and dining at its finest — it’s full of unique, locally owned shops and quaint restaurants. You won’t find a mall in sight, and the locals prefer it that way.
Order a made-from-scratch pastry or delicious breakfast burrito alongside your morning brew at First Chapter Coffee House, which sits inside a quaint bookstore. Gold Beach Books also happens to be the largest bookstore on the Oregon Coast. Tortuga Mexican Bar and Grill has authentic Mexican cuisine with many margarita flavors to choose from. Spinner’s is the finest dining in Gold Beach. With fresh seafood, prime cuts of beef, and homemade desserts, it’s sure to please even the most refined of palates.
For the furry friends, Woof’s Dog Bakery sells a new batch of homemade treats every day. If you’re searching for antiques, try The Pink Flamingo. And for a relaxing spa day or to pick out perfumes or bath products, stop by K. Cherie.
Things to Do
For visitors and locals alike, the main attraction is the outdoors, and there are many options for enjoying the beauty of Gold Beach.
The Rogue River is renowned for its salmon fishing, and the area also has wonderful surf fishing. Search for beach treasures as you walk along the pristine shores of Gold Beach. If it’s adrenaline you crave, go on a tour with Jerry’s Rogue River Excursions, where you will navigate rapids and hear tales of the area’s history. For an on-land adventure, bike along the banks of the Rogue River or hike to one of the many splendid vistas along the coast.
Just north of Gold Beach, Cedar Bend Golf Course provides gorgeous and challenging play for golfers of all levels. Each September, the Brew and Art Fest features local microbrews, live music, and a wide variety of local artisans. On the rare occasion that residents want a day indoors, the Rogue Playhouse is home to wonderful performances by the Ellensburg Theatre Company.