Not sure? We have a small selection of walk in availabilities each day, but they are not guaranteed for you like reservations. Come in when you’re ready to ride and our sand experts will help you get on the sand. You can reserve in 1, 1.5, 2, 3 or 4 hour increments.
If you’re not sure exactly what you want to ride, we recommend taking the risk and accessing our walk-in availabilities; do not make a reservation until you’re sure you know what you want.
If you’re looking for something more or need clarification, please email or call us! We work hard to meet the needs of all our customers. It is our goal for our customers to leave as family. We love our Oregon dunes and want to share this sand experience with you!
Questions or concerns before you reserve? Email us!
Park your car at our office and ride directly to the dunes!
No machine transportation necessary.
We are “all-inclusive”. You will receive everything you’ll need to ride on the sand. We provide helmets, goggles, safety permit, and the machine. Please remember to bring any additional safety gear you prefer (more information located in FAQ section).
Torex ATV Rentals operates as a separate business, but on the same property as Sand Dunes Frontier. Once you get to our location, we are “on the hill” in the upper parking lot.
Our sand access is very centrally located in the middle of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and EASY to find! Ride some of the biggest dunes and catch the most breathtaking views along the Oregon Coast.
We are the ONLY rental company in Florence, with direct access to the sand-Don’t miss out!
Torex, Inc. has been a family owned and operated business since 1999, with roots dating back to the early 80’s (remember the Honda Odyssey? We do!). We pride ourselves in providing top of the line machines, excellent customer service, and unbeatable access to the sand dunes.
Our machines are waiting for you!
Single Seat Quads are by far our most popular machine. We can accommodate groups of 25+ Quad rentals at once. Quads do not use reverse regularly – getting stuck (and learning how to get out) is part of the fun!
Don’t Wanna Drive? Ride as a passenger! Seatbelts, roll cages, and safety handles are part of the design in two seat side by sides. Reverse is a popular option too, in case you get stuck-just put it in reverse and back out! Side by sides are luxury rides with all of the extra amenities. They have plenty of power and speed to keep you smiling for hours.
Want to bring the whole family AND have plenty of power? These are the machines for you!
Like mini quads, kids quads are for children only, typically between the ages of 7-11 years. Kids quads are easily manipulated by children due to their smaller size. Due to their smaller size, mini quads are slower than full size quads.
GENERAL INFORMATION– There is no minimum age limit to drive a quad. HOWEVER the manufacturer’s recommended age for this machine is typically 16 years old (“TRX” Standard Semi-Automatic single seat quad), 11 years old (“mini” quad), or 18 years old (Fully automatic single seat quad). -The State of Oregon has RIDER FIT REQUIREMENTS.
One person in the group MUST BE at least 18 years old, with a valid driver’s license. Minors must be accompanied by an adult on a separate machine.
-**If your child is between the ages of 11-18, they may ride a single seat quad as long as they meet size & fit requirements. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to determine size & fit requirements, in accordance with OPRD rider fit requirements (listed in FAQ section on our website). We can help adults determine whether children fit; adults get to decide whether they should ride**
– If you are unsure if your child will fit in or on the machine, DO NOT make the reservation. Come in and see for yourself, fit your child on the machine BEFORE reserving. No refunds are given if “the child doesn’t fit properly”.
-Side by Sides (UTV): Credit card deposit of $1000 per machine, held at the time of rental
-You’ll need to physically show your driver’s license and credit card in the office at the time of rental
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
In the late fall, Winter, and early Spring seasons, we often have rain and slightly cooler temperatures. Gloves, rain gear, and an extra change of clothes are recommended.
In the summer, the wind picks up. Gusts up to 100 mph cross the dunes in a tornado style storm. Though it is not necessarily dangerous, high winds can make the ride less enjoyable. Want to skip the wind? COME EARLY! Wind typically picks up between 12pm – 2pm, EVERY DAY when the sun is out.
When the weather gets very hot inland, our coastal dunes often get a thick layer of fog. This may reduce your visibility and get cold! Bring a jacket just in case.
When the sweet, sweet sunshine is out, we often get a “Snowblind” effect; the sun will create a glare on the dunes that makes it difficult for your eyes to adjust. We offer tinted goggles for this reason, and sunglasses are a popular alternative (though not provided).
We want you to be as comfortable as possible given the extreme sport you’re about to partake in. Bandannas can be used as protection from the shared helmet use. We clean our helmets between each use for your hygiene. Full face, DOT approved helmets are required (and included) for ALL renters.
ARRIVE BEFORE YOUR RESERVED RENTAL TIME!
Our paperwork takes anywhere from 45-60 minutes to complete, depending on your group size. A general guideline:
We look forward to having you as our guest!
We recommend long pants, long sleeve shirts, and close toed shoes, for your protection. If you have protective riding gear, you should bring it. We offer some protective riding gear (gloves, chest protectors) but cannot guarantee availability at the time of your rental.
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department recommends the following:
“Prepared riders wear off-road safety gear every time they ride. The following represents the minimum amount of protection a rider should wear to help reduce the chance of injury.”
It is encouraged, but not required. This may include body armor, a jersey, elbow pads, hip/tailbone pads, gloves, riding pants, knee pads, and/or boots. Also see “what should I wear”
Yes! Absolutely. A DOT approved Motorcycle helmet, with the chin strap fastened at all times, is required.
If you have your own helmet, please show it to staff before your rental.
NOT ALLOWED: ski/snowboard helmets, bicycle helmets, etc. All helmets must be DOT approved and have the symbol on the helmet.
Yes! Goggles also included, some tinted, some non-tinted, and some even fit over (most) glasses.
We have access directly from our rental office! No trailers or lengthy directions needed. Our access road takes about 3 minutes to reach the sand from our office.
Yes! However, it does take a little more time than one hour. We recommend a two hour rental if going to the beach (unless you want to hurry!)
An hour and a half rental will give you slightly more time to get to the beach, but you’ll have to be very aware of your return time.
We will offer you a map, show you designated riding areas during the safety orientation, and lead you to the entrance of the sand. You are expected to come back to our office on your own time. It’s easy! Although we can’t be on the sand with you to watch you ride, we are available by phone anytime, and our office is very close.
We are NOT a guide or tour service and will not conduct business as such.
Yes! Part of the beauty of renting a quad from Torex is that the legal stuff is all taken care of for you!
We always recommend renting in the morning, before 12pm. In the afternoon, we tend to get busier. Also, the wind usually picks up in the afternoon. The only major change is wearing goggles for eye protection instead of sunglasses. We close at 6pm every day. For the last hourly rental, arrive at our office no later than 5pm each day.
Most renters rent for one hour. When riding to the beach, we recommend a two hour rental. We also offer 30 minutes, 1.5, 3, 4, or more rentals.
The sand dunes in Florence have an evening curfew, and our machines must be returned each night.
No overnight rentals available.
No. There are rider size and fit requirements and typically, children under 6 years old are too small to fit in or on any rental. Only one person per single seat machine, and side by side UTV machines can only hold enough passengers to fill the seats. Again, it’s state law. Please check out “size and fit requirements” in the FAQ section also.
No. Unfortunately animals are not allowed to ride on or in our machines. It’s safest for you and our machines, really!
We do have shaded parking, space for your kennel, and can also recommend local pet sitters for your fur children. Email or call us!
For single seat machines
Mini Quad for kids (“MINI”)
Semi-automatic single seat ATV Quad (“TRX”)
Full AUTOMATIC single seat ATV Quad (“AUTO”)
Two Seat Side by Side UTV (“Honda Talon Two Seater”)
Four Seat Side by Side UTV (Honda Talon Four Seater”)
Five Seat Side by Side UTV (“Honda Pioneer Five Seater”)
***If you are unsure if a person will fit in or on the machine, DO NOT make the reservation. Come in and see for yourself, fit yourself and/or your passenger in the machine BEFORE reserving. No refunds are given if “the person doesn’t fit properly”.
**For all side by side rentals, be prepared to show your driver’s license AND credit card at the time of contract, in the office.
Size and Fit Requirements Class I ATV (quad) A Class I ATV operator under the age of 16, must meet all the following minimum physical size requirements (Rider Fit) in relationship to the vehicle:
1. Brake Reach: With hands placed in the normal operating position and fingers straight out, the first joint (from the tip) of the middle finger will extend beyond the brake lever and clutch.
2. Leg Length: While sitting and with their feet on the pegs, the knee must be bent at least 45 degrees.
3. Grip Reach: While sitting upright on the quad with hands on the handle bars and not leaning forward, there must be a distinct angle between the upper arm and the forearm, and;
4. The operator must be able to turn the handle bars from lock to lock while maintaining grip on the handle bars and maintaining throttle and brake control.
Disabled operators are allowed to use prosthetic devices or modified or adaptive equipment to achieve rider fit.
On average, an 8 year old child, at least 48”-50” tall meets the size and fit requirements above and can ride a mini quad with parent approval. An average sized 11-12 year old typically meets the size and fit requirements for a semi-automatic quad. Of course, there are always exceptions and each person will fit a quad differently. Parent understanding and management approval is vital in the decision making of children riding machines.
We rely heavily on size and fit requirements rather than age. A minimum height recommendation might help you, instead:
Goggles, helmets, rider safety training permit, safety orientation, machine operations, and a lead out to the entrance of the sand.
Single Seat machines: we keep a copy of your credit card and reserve the right to hold $500 per machine for the duration of your rental.
Side by Side machines (UTV): We hold $1000 per machine for the duration of your rental.
Be prepared to run your credit card for the above amounts at the time of contract.
Yes! You can complete an in-depth, free training online before your rental time. Visit: www.rideatvoregon.org
To complete the online training. It takes about 2 hours. Be sure to PRINT your certificate and bring it with you at the time of your rental! We will need to document the certificate number.
No time to complete the online training? No problem! We offer an alternative, temporary 30 day permit at the time of your rental. It is included with your rental, required to fill out (unless you already have your permanent card), and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Yes! Reservations are highly recommended.
Reserve online HERE. Successful online reservation will be confirmed automatically through the reservation system.
We have limited availability for walk-in rentals each day, although we can usually fit people in somewhere.
To utilize private access to the dunes from Star Road, check with Sand Dunes Frontier in the lower parking lot for staging details and be prepared to pay a small fee.
Generally speaking, yes.
Some spots have great service, other spots have no service. Sometimes, the tall peaks of the sand limit your service.
Verizon Wireless seems to be the best, although AT&T has good service too.
T-Mobile is a close second, though has more patchy reception.
We have Wi-fi in our office and parking lot only.
To drive any machine that carries a passenger, YES you need a driver’s license
One person in your group must have a valid driver’s license
If you are the only adult in the group, YES you need a driver’s license
If your license is REVOKED or SUSPENDED, you may not ever drive on the sand (passenger is ok)
If you have never had a driver’s license, you could drive a single seat quad if someone in your group is over 18 years old and holds a valid driver’s license
Be prepared to show your driver’s license at the time of contract.
Our recommended age requirements are general guidelines to help us determine appropriate machines for your rental period. Ultimately, we require all riders and drivers to follow state requirements and size/fit requirements, as applicable. We expect you will choose the machine that is the best fit for you. Responsible for children? We can help you determine if they fit; you choose if they can go. All rentals are subject to approval and denial of Torex management. We try to make your rental safe and enjoyable. Questions about this? Please call or email and we can discuss this with you.
Yes! We have a limited number of storage lockers, and many cubbies in our office for you to store keys and belongings.
We also offer fanny packs for your convenience.
We recommend leaving anything you don’t need behind, locking your car and putting your phone in your keys either in our office for safe keeping, or in a ZIPPED POCKET.
Yes; you’ll need to clarify this at the time of contract.
Yes! We rent machines every day of the week, RAIN or SHINE!
We offer the following discounts:
To access the discounts, Please email us with the following information:
No! The sand dunes are federally protected; we are unable to maintain them in any way.
At our office, we are also very remote. Be prepared to see portable toilets (Honey Buckets) and Wash stations.
Cleawox Market, 2 miles north on Highway 101
Darlings Resort, 1.5 miles South on Highway 101
Nearest Major Grocery Store (with Starbucks!)
Safeway 700 Hwy 101 Florence, Oregon 97439
Great! We assume that you and the other parent have discussed this extreme adventure, and are well aware of the risks. We will ask for a parent or guardian signature at the time of contract, who will be on the sand with the minor child the entire time. If you are not comfortable acting as one of these, we require the minor child NOT to RIDE OR DRIVE.
The credit card AND cardholder must be present at the time of contract.
So, you can use your mom’s credit card for the deposit as long as she is physically at our office to sign the agreement with us.
You can use two (or 3, 4, 5) different cards and split the payment any way you’d like, as long as the cardholder and the card is present.
Yes! Just make sure your helmet is DOT approved, has the sticker on it, and you show it to the office at time of contract.
Additional riding gear that you’d like to bring should be well-fitted and not impair your ability to ride or drive.
Welcome! When you arrive onsite, you’ll park in the lower parking lot and walk up the gravel hill to our office. We will confirm your reservation or walk-in requests, get paperwork ready and go over the paperwork together. The paperwork process takes about 20-40 minutes, depending on the size of your group. In this process, you do some things individually and some things with us. There are quite a few signatures, patience, and understanding needed to get through this process together.
Once paperwork is completed, you’ll go through a 12 minute safety orientation, and fit yourself for a helmet.
After that, we will show you how to use your machines and take you to the entrance of the sand dunes.
You will return to our office on your own, at your designated return time.
Any changes or cancellations must be made at least **48** hours prior to the time of your reservation to be eligible for a full refund.
Changes requested less than **48** hours before the start of your reservation can be subject to additional fees and changes will be made only if walk-in rentals are available. **Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the start of your rental reservation will not be refunded. If you do not show up for your reservation time, you will forfeit your rental.
No, unfortunately if you are pregnant, you are not allowed to ride or drive in or on any of our machines. This is for the safety of you and your child!
**YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RIDE OR DRIVE our machines if you or your passengers experience or have any of the following conditions or circumstances:**
**YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RIDE OR DRIVE our machines if you or your passengers experience or have any of the following conditions or circumstances:**
Any condition or impairment listed above or similar to them can result in unsafe driving or riding behavior, increased liability for you to hurt yourself or others, and lack of understanding and problem solving if a situation arises on the sand. **We want you to experience our sand dunes SAFELY.** This is an extreme sport and you MUST be in good, physical and mental condition.
Yes! Email or call us.