December, January, and February mark winter on the coast. Stormwatching the mighty Pacific Ocean is a treasured activity for locals and visitors alike. Whether you watch from the comfort of your lodgings or walk the beaches-- nothing compares to wild nature this time of year.
February begins our annual Glass Floats on the Beach treasure hunting. Each February-April hundreds of glass floats are “hidden” on our beaches for our visitors to find. If you find a glass float you get to keep it plus you also get to enter a monthly drawing at our Visitor Center. One lucky winner is chosen each month for a vacation package that includes a 1-night stay in a local hotel, a pair of Jerry’s Rogue Jets tickets, and dinner for two at one of our great local restaurants.
The week of Valentine’s Day is special for glass float hunting. We hide red colored floats exclusively at this time for those planning a romantic getaway. Make your Valentine’s Day special this year by planning a stormwatching trip and red float treasure hunt with your sweetie. You could also win a return trip if you are the lucky February drawing winner.
Click on the links to the left to explore all the great winter activities available to you. WINTER in Gold Beach is exciting.