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Things to Do  •  January 10, 2024

5 Reasons You Need to Visit the Oregon Coast in November

Danielle Vito
Danielle Vito

As Senior Social Media Manager, Danielle manages AvantStay's social media platforms and writes content for the Atlas blog. Previously, Danielle was the Social Media Producer at The Points Guy where she ran TPG's Instagram and wrote articles on the most social media-worthy destinations, and tips on hacking your travels by using credit cards.

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Are you looking to plan a vacation this November? You’re in luck! With a mild climate and plenty of fun things to do, the Oregon Coast is perfect for a fall getaway. The coast range blocks cold air dynamics from the east and helps to keep temperatures moderate at the beach. Temps usually range from the low 40s to the mid-50s, giving visitors a chance to enjoy outdoor activities like whale watching, crabbing, festivals, and more. Before you book your trip, check out some of our favorite things to do on the Oregon Coast in November.


Call one of our Vacation Specialists at (833)HI-AVANT for personalized assistance. We’ll help you find seasonal activities, attractions, and events to enjoy during your stay with AvantStay on the Oregon Coast.

How to Experience the Oregon Coast in November

1. Attend the Stormy Weather Arts Festival

Cannon Beach is home to over a dozen art galleries and hosts the annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival each November. One of the most popular events of the year, the festival features everything from artist demonstrations to gallery receptions over the course of one weekend. You can purchase work from local artists during a silent auction, enjoy live music at the spotlight concert, or admire stormy weather apparel at a fashion show.

2. Go Crabbing

Fall is a great time of year for sport crabbing on the Oregon Coast and almost always yields a successful trip. We suggest visiting Kelly’s Brighton Marina in Rockaway Beach where you can rent all the gear you’ll need, including crab pots and a boat. Kelly and his amazing crew are a lot of fun and provide first-timers with instructions and tips. They’ll show you how to properly cook and clean your catch, or clean your crab for you! Visit the marina store for crab pots, supplies, and snacks, then fish off the dock or from a boat on Nehalem Bay.

3. Whale Watching

Whale watching is popular year-round on the Oregon Coast, but there are about 200 gray whales that stay along the coast between June and November. That means you’ll have plenty of chances to see them! There are some wonderful places to spot whales in the area, including Ecola State Park and Cape Meares. When you visit us in November, grab your binoculars and head to Ecola State Park, Neahkahnie Mountain lookout or Cape Mears for the best chance to spy these awesome creatures!

Source: Embarcadero Resort

4. Storm Watching

November at the Oregon Coast almost certainly brings dramatic storms and rainy days. It’s the perfect time to hunker down with a good book, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and a view of crashing waves.  When the winds have died down, bundle up for a walk on the beach and look for treasures brought ashore by the winter storms. Book a stay in one of our gorgeous oceanfront homes for the ideal storm-watching destination.

Purcell House by AvantStay

5. Get in the Holiday Spirit

If you’re planning to visit the Oregon Coast in late November, you’ll arrive just in time to experience various holiday parades, tree lighting ceremonies, and craft fairs. For starters, you won’t want to miss Haystack Holidays in Cannon Beach. Watch live performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, shop local on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and make time to experience Cannon Beach’s charming downtown at night. The town of Seaside also hosts an annual Holiday Gift Fair as well as a festive Parade of Lights, both of which are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Book Your Stay with AvantStay

Whether it’s a romantic fall getaway or a fun vacation with the whole family, Starfish Vacation Rentals offers unparalleled lodging on the Oregon Coast in November. Our properties in Cannon Beach, Rockaway Beach, Arch Cape, and Manzanita have everything you need to unwind. Book a stay of three nights or longer and you’ll receive our complimentary Welcome Package filled with coastal goodies plus access to our convenient concierge services.

So what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.

Danielle Vito
Danielle Vito

As Senior Social Media Manager, Danielle manages AvantStay's social media platforms and writes content for the Atlas blog. Previously, Danielle was the Social Media Producer at The Points Guy where she ran TPG's Instagram and wrote articles on the most social media-worthy destinations, and tips on hacking your travels by using credit cards.

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