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.
For more tips on visiting the Oregon Coast in November, request access to our free Vacation Guide! You can also call one of our Vacation Specialists at 503-297-4090 for personalized assistance. We’ll help you find seasonal activities, attractions, and events to enjoy during your stay with Starfish Vacation Rentals.
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. It all goes down November 2 to 4, 2018.
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 Watch
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!
4. Check Out the Seaside Downtown Wine Walk
On November 10, 2018, warm up with wine at the Seaside Downtown Wine Walk. Over 20 area wineries will sell their unopened bottles and allow visitors to take home their favorite varietals. The event also includes live music, complimentary appetizers, and a prize drawing. Be sure to purchase a commemorative wine glass for the tasting!
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 based on The Wizard of Oz, do a little shopping on Black Friday, 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 Starfish Vacation Rentals
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. We’re even offering a third night at half-off on the above properties! Book a stay of three nights or longer and you’ll receive an additional night free, plus a Welcome Package with snacks and access to our attentive concierge services.
So what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.