Cloverdale, a small community on the Oregon Coast, is known for its small town atmosphere and friendly residents, but also for its scenic coastal views and lush forests. The community has less than 1,000 people, making it the ideal place to go to escape the busy city life.
Cloverdale’s location means that it offers plenty of green space and natural beauty. Visitors can spend the weekend at Sandlake recreation Area, where they can go camping at any of the area’s three campgrounds, go ATVing on the sand dunes, take a walk or jog along the beach, go fishing, or spend a few hours sun tanning.
To further their outdoor exploration, visitors can spend some time at Whalen Island County Park which offers a variety of hiking trails and a campground. Motorbikes can be rented from Windyface Motorcycle Rentals and taken on journeys through the Cloverdale area, and those who enjoy shopping will be in heaven as Cloverdale is home to a number of great stores and shops. A few of which include Pier Avenue Rock Shop -- specializing in the sale of rare rocks and rock-based jewelry-, B.J’s Fabrics & Quilts, The Rusty Cow, and Ava’s Flowers Shop.
There are a scattering of great places to stay when traveling to Cloverdale for a holiday trip, including beach side cottages, modern duplexes, and full-sized homes that are large enough to host family and friends. With so many rentals available, each guest is guaranteed to find a unique house or cottage -- all including internet, TV, and kitchen areas- to call home for the duration of their trip.
The best time to visit Cloverdale is July to September, as there is a low chance of rain and warm weather during this period.
The cities surrounding Cloverdale host a variety of events each year, drawing both Cloverdale’s visitors and residents to their streets. A few of the most popular events include the Birding & Blues Festival, the Clovers Day Festival in downtown Cloverdale, the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic, and Dory Days.
Families in the Cloverdale area can take the short trip to Pacific City to participate in family-friendly activities such as fishing on a charter boat with Pacific City Fishing, taking a tour of Pacific City Gallery, or horseback riding with Green Acres Beach & Trail Rides.
They can also spend the weekend at Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which offers a number of beautiful nature trails that, when guests are patient enough, can offer an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities.