Planning a family vacation to the Oregon Coast? This beautiful piece of the country is not to be missed! Check out our post for road trip ideas and discover tide pools, crabbing, flying kites and other things to do with your kids while you are there!

For anyone that hears "coast" and immediately dons their swimming trunks, the Oregon Coast may come as a bit of a shock. There are beautiful beaches, but the vibe is definitely more rugged than its southern California counterpart. Crashing, intense waves, cold water, and wind can make swimming a…