Winter is nearly upon us here on the Oregon Coast, but as most locals know, when the crowds leave, the real magic happens.  Fall and winter bring inspiring sunsets and spectacular storms – both equally beautiful to witness in their own right.   

Without the throng of visitors, it is not uncommon to have the whole beach to yourself for that sublime misty morning walk.  While decent rain gear is a necessity this time of year, for goodness sake, do not bring an umbrella for that walk – this is Oregon after all - and we have a reputation to uphold. 

Mild temperature and great tides make for great clamming and beachcombing. King tides and storms bring dangerous sneaker waves to be watchful of, but also swells and waves worthy of a Herman Melville novel.  Watching immense waves crash over haystack rocks, it’s easy to understand why the Oregon Coast is home to so many historic shipwrecks. If you are not left awed by the ferocious beauty of an Oregon Coast winter storm event, you might want to check your pulse to make sure you are still alive.


Storms also bring debris to the shore, and sometimes treasures.  Beachcombers return year after year in search of old blown-glass Japanese fishing net floats that made their way here after thousands of miles, and perhaps decades, crossing the Pacific Ocean.  The massive waves of winter also expose large rock gardens and the stumps of ancient forests along the shoreline that are buried and hidden from curious eyes during the summer months. The winters here at the coast are full of revelations and discoveries. Come find them for yourself.


Let the trusted, local agents of Rob Trost Real Estate show you your next permanent vantage point to watch the magic of the Oregon Coast unfold before you.


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