One Day On The Oregon Coast
Collected by Adina Marguerite Pease, AFAR Local Expert
While I would suggest you devote far more time to exploring the Oregon Coast - if you only have one day, TAKE IT! It's a journey of over 300 miles and if you start as early as you can possibly stand - you'll have time to briefly explore many beautiful places.
10 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103, USA
It's the kind of room I could see myself just holing up in for days, gazing out at the water. First floor, literally on top of the river, and just across the hall from the hot tub. The rooms at the Cannery Pier Hotel are all deluxe style with a...
Peter Iredale Rd, Hammond, OR 97121, USA
Adding to Oregon's list of adventure landscapes and sights is the wreck of the Peter Iredale. On a wide open beach, the beached hull is so corroded you can step right inside. My husband, our pup, and I had a grand morning of dodging small waves...
84318 Ecola State Park Rd, Cannon Beach, OR 97110, United States
Keeping the 1980's childhood dream alive, a stop at Ecola State Park keeps the Oregon Goonie's pilgrimage going. I enjoyed peering for pirate ships from the main lookout area as you drive into the park. There are picnic tables a plenty and trails...
Having traveled the entire coastlines of California, Oregon, and Washington States - Hug Point may just be the perfect Pacific Coast beach on the west coast. Stepping out on to the expansive smooth sands, it simply had just about everything I've...
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City, OR 97135, USA
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...
526 NW Coast St, Newport, OR 97365, USA
As one of the larger cities on the Oregon coast, Newport can be a little overwhelming after passing through so many small towns. To mitigate the overwhelm, we headed out to the small neighborhood of Nye Beach. The eponymous cafe, offers gluten...
Yachats, OR 97498, USA
As the coastal highway gets narrow with sharp drops down to the sea - the coastal scenery changes from windswept beaches to black jagged rock. We stopped to stretch our legs by the observation shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in...
300 Dock Rd, Port Orford, OR 97465, USA
Driving through Port Orford, we had a decision to make - follow the main road and make a 45 degree turn or go straight, following the large painted words "OCEAN VIEW" on the pavement. The choice of course was obvious. Following the promising...
U.S. 101, Brookings, OR 97415, USA
The brochure for the park mentions a short walk to a wooden viewing platform for some natural bridges. We arrived about 15 minutes prior to sunset and were determined to watch the colors fade over the bridges. In our haste to make it to the...
16008 Boat Basin Rd, Brookings, OR 97415, USA
It's hard to go wrong with a beachfront hotel where all the rooms have ocean side views. At the end of a long day traveling the Oregon Coast, this was a great spot to rest for the night and wake up ready to tackle another day of coastal...