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Old 06-02-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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I love the look of the coastal areas in Oregon and Washington, but I hear it's overcast for weeks on end in the winter. Just curious: is there a "sunnier" side of coastal Oregon?
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Gold Beach/Brookings on the far southern coast are the warmest, driest spots. But the water is still cold!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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Not surprisingly, the farther south you go, the more likely you are to find some occasional sunny days in winter. Mid-June to mid-September is mostly foggy ("summer" doesn't really exist on the coast). But the difference between the sunniest city on the Oregon coast and the cloudiest (240 cloudy days) is one of academic minutiae. There's no "Poor Man's San Diego" in Oregon.

which oregon coast communities have the most sunny days...


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Old 06-03-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Thank you for the responses! I read through the thread, Brenda, and found it informative. I'm not looking for a poor man's San Diego...lol...I love temperate rainforest and would want to live in the sunniest part if I moved up there. I just don't know how I'd do with long stretches of cloud cover.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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PS - I looked up Brookings, it looks so nice! Thanks for "introducing" me to it!
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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You have more sun inland at higher elevations. At least be at 2000'.
You would need to explore inland a distance, research how many sunny days per year.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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Gold Beach/Brookings on the far southern coast are the warmest, driest spots. But the water is still cold!
Yeah, the water is going to be cold on the coast until you get to Southern California.

Brookings seems to have milder weather in the winter. As far as what's sunny in the summer on the North Oregon Coast, it seems like Cannon Beach and Seaside have slightly better chance of clear weather than beaches to the south of there sometimes. But the fog can cover a beach a mile away while it's sunny where you're at. You basically have to pick a sunny day and hope the fog doesn't roll in.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Thanks. Hey, I've lived in Florida for eight years, even SoCal beach water is cold to me! I'm more attracted to coastal OR For the landscape than the water temps. I go to the beach to walk and explore, even down here I almost never go in the water at the beach. I'm more about hiking trails, kayaking, whale watching and such.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Oregon Beach
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Sadly not really. It depends on what you consider "sunnier" but that is one of the complaints I have about where I live is that it's grey so much that it's common for people to get Seasonal Affective Disorder, and get really depressed in the wintertime. Most people are on Vitamin D to help with the deficiencies.

On the plus side. The beachcombing is amazing - as is the storm watching and the whale watching. The natural beauty is fantastic! If you can be prepared to take a few sunny trips during the winter or have a light board. You should be just fine :-)
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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I love the look of the coastal areas in Oregon and Washington, but I hear it's overcast for weeks on end in the winter. Just curious: is there a "sunnier" side of coastal Oregon?
Have you checked out Sequim, Washington. Very little rain, more like SF as far as rainfall.
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