Collected by Aimee Rizzi
Cannon Beach, Camp Kiwanda sand dunes
Arcadia Beach, Oregon 97102, USA
Driving along the Oregon Coast on Highway 101 is an experience that rivals any scenic drive in the world. The popular destination in Northwest Oregon on the coast is Haystack Rock, but the journey that takes you there from the south is equally...
Nehalem, OR 97131, USA
Its hard to believe you're this close to the ocean. The road sways back and forth from tree to tree. You park along the Oregon Coast Highway, not quite sure what you'll find. But with this much parking, it must be worth the hike. The trees are...
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...
Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR 97145, USA
You know how we hold our breath when we go underwater? Mussels hold their water when the tides recede, as happens here on the misty and moody and every now and then sunny Oregon coast. Later we popped into a seafood place down the road. The...
2740 S Pacific St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110, USA
For those of you familiar with the iconic 1985 film, the Haystack Rocks meant the world to kids from the Goon Docks. It had always been a lifelong dream of mine to venture to the setting of the movie and find my own "treasure." The Pacific Coast...
US-101, North Bend, OR 97459, USA
This is a hike that, on a day when the weather is cooperating, is a transformative experience—it's just that beautiful. I lucked out when my arrival to the John Dellenback Dune Trailhead coincided with a break in the rain and clouds I'd seen all...
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...
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...
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...
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