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ATV tour at Oregon Dunes

3 ways to experience the Oregon Dunes

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postedJanuary 27, 2020

Oregon offers a range of experiences and activities for travelers who spend time along its Pacific coastline. The Coos Bay-North Bend area is home to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which provides unique ways to enjoy the mammoth sand mounds. The park includes North America’s largest set of coastal dunes, which boast peaks rising as high as 50 feet and cover a 40-mile stretch from North Bend to Florence. Here are three of the options for those seeking some sandy adventures:

ATV tours

The most popular way to experience the dunes is on a dune buggy. Guided tours are available, as are rentals, and the largest riding area is between Spinreel Campground and Horsfall Road near North Bend.


Adventurers can hang ten on the dunes as they board down the sandy slopes. There are areas for both beginners and advanced riders, and a number of companies rent boards and other necessary gear.


Although it is a strenuous option—especially in some sections—trekking across the dunes allows visitors to explore on foot.

To learn more, email the Coos Bay-North Bend VCB’s Janice Langlinais or go to

Top photo: ATV tour at Oregon Dunes
Photo by Oregon’s Adventure Coast


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