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Port of Alsea – Waldport

Want to go crabbing on the central Oregon coast?

Alsea Bay is a great place to go.

Port of Alsea - Waldport
Take Broadway from hwy 34 to Port Street

The Port of Alsea office is next to the bicycle stand.

public docks - port of alsea
One for moorage and one for crabbing

Launch your boat or throw your crab pots off the dock.

Motorized Boat Launch
Motorized Boat Launch

There’s a motorized boat launch.

Port of Alsea
Port of Alsea

Pay for the boat launch at the boat launch.

Non-Motorized Boat Launch - Robinson Park
Non-Motorized Boat Launch – Robinson Park

Enjoy a picnic while watching the crabbers come in with their catch.

Or walk out to the beach with your shrimp guns.

Shrimping Equipment
Shrimping Equipment

Commercial shrimping is interesting to watch.

Dock of the Bay and Kayak Launch Float
Dock of the Bay and Kayak Launch Float

The Dock of the Bay (at the end of Port Street) will set you up for crabbing off the dock or on a boat.

They’ll even cook your catch so you can eat it fresh!

Check out the Kayak Rentals and summer guided tours at the Kayak Shack.

Salty Dawg Bar & Grill
Salty Dawg Bar & Grill

Or take the spectator’s route and watch the crabbers from the Salty Dawg while eating fish ‘n chips!

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Lazy Day on the Oregon Coast

After my first colonoscopy of my life (apparently I was overdue because I’m 55) I was hungry.  They found NOTHING!  YAY!  Hopefully I won’t have to do that again for another 10 years?

Anyway, so we did our usual, drive-thru the Newport Burger King and take it to the south jetty of Yaquina Bay.

Yaquina Seal
Yaquina Seal

I could see, from the bridge, that it was high tide.  So I thought there wouldn’t be much to watch.  There were no boats, because of the stormy conditions, and the ocean commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed at least until December 15, 2012.  The bays closed to commercial crabbers on December 1st too.  Recreational crabbing is still open.

We did see a few harbor seals feeding.  And this Harlequin duck hung around for a little while too.

Harlequin
Harlequin