Spend the Weekend in Waldport with Meredith Lodging - A Shortlist of Our Favorite Places to See, Eat and Experience!
10 Jul 2019
You can’t help feeling awe when you cross into Waldport via the Alsea Bay Bridge. This sweeping estuary with its soaring bridge always delivers a beautiful jolt of open sky and water as you descend from the coastal headlands. It’s easy to drive right through, but a stay here offers delights unlike those of many other coastal towns.
First, head down to Robinson Park and the Alsea Bay Boat Docks, where you can watch seals, seabirds and outgoing boats in the calm bay against a backdrop of dramatic forested hills. Stop for coffee or clam chowder at Salty Dawg Bar & Grill or in season, visit the Alsea Bay Crab Company, where you can get fresh crab and delicious sides the owner makes from scratch with fresh seafood ingredients. Rent a boat and try your hand at crabbing or fishing in the bay, or just hang out on the docks and enjoy the scene. A drive up the Alsea takes you right into rural Oregon with beautiful river vistas.
In town, you can stand in line with the locals at Pacific Sourdough on the days the bakery opens (and sells out). Grab lunch at Azul Mexican or Fresco Family Restaurant or grab a burger at Chubby’s food cart. The Chocolate Frog deserves a look if your sweet tooth is acting up; they stock myriad chocolates, candies and gifts that will make them a must-stop for future trips. On the south end of the bay, Hilltop Cafe-Bistro has coffee, brews and a wonderful menu of burgers and sandwiches.
Learn more about the history of Alsea Bay at the Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center. You’ll see how this beautiful bay was bridged by famous coastal engineer Conde McCullough in the 1930s, and how that beloved bridge was replaced in 1991 by the concrete arch bridge you drive over now.
Meredith Lodging has many beautiful Waldport vacation homes available for a stay in the area, including in the Bayshore community, a quiet oceanfront community with miles of walkable, sandy beach. To find your perftect Waldport getaway, click Meredith Lodging’s Waldport Collection . We can’t wait to see you in Waldport for your next #staywithmeredith !