Arriving in Pacific City can be quite the experience if you're up for a little adventure. The first parking lot we drove into was full, so we headed for the overflow lot, aka the beach. From there we watched wood-hulled fishing boats ram themselves right up onto the sand. To the north, a steep sandhill and the entrance to Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.
It's a rough and rocky coastal area filled with sea caves and sea stacks. Good wave crashing watching in these parts.