If you haven't figured it out by now, Gold Beach is my favorite spot on the Oregon Coast. Are there other spots along the coast that rival it? Sure, but if you like sea stacks (like I do), this is the place to go. Interestingly enough, the town did not get its name for the golden light that lights up these stack daily but rather the discovery of gold near the mouth of the Rogue River in the late 1800's. No gold remains in the mines, but there still is photographer gold in those hills (okay, beaches).