Located about 45 miles north of Oregon’s border with California, the small town of Gold Beach occupies a dramatic stretch of coastline where the Rogue River meets the Pacific Ocean. Nestled at the base of rugged coastal mountains, it is a stupendously scenic area, blessed with miles of pristine beaches accented by large offshore rocks known as sea stacks. Aquatic life (whales, sea lions, seals, fish) and bird life (cormorants, pelicans, seagulls, osprey, bald eagles) are bountiful. Boasting a temperate climate, locals enjoy the outdoors year round. Boating, fishing, kayaking, wind surfing, beach combing, whale watching, and jet boat tours up the Rogue River are all regular pastimes. The nearby Siskiyou Mountains are laced with miles of back country roads, hiking trails, and campgrounds for adventures into the wild and scenic areas.