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HWY 101 - Oregon Coast140 viewsBegin in Astoria, where Hwy. 30 connects with Hwy. 101 in Oregon's northwest corner. Here, you can tour the coast's richest display of historic attractions, including the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Continuing on Hwy. 101, you'll reach the community of Warrenton and Fort Stevens. From there, Old Hwy. 101 brings you to the Fort Clatsop National Memorial, where the Lewis & Clark Expedition wintered in 1805-06
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Three Arch Rocks104 viewsAbove Oceanside is another stunning discovery thatís not very well known. At the very top of town sits a gravel patch the locals donít want you to know about. From here, you can actually look down on the famous Three Arch Rocks. It is the single most expensive chunk of real estate in all of Tillamook County.
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From Cape Meares, itís a few short miles down Meares Loop Rd. to a wild little clandestine beach called Short Beach. Look for Radar Rd., just a tiny bit north of MP 4.109 viewsThree capes, a couple of tiny towns, a collection of hidden spots, one lighthouse and some one-of-a-kind natural oddities: these are the wonders in abundance along this 25-mile stretch of Oregon coast. Itís here where 101 veers away from the beaches, and the coast road is instead this winding, twisting journey through thick, lush forests interrupted by the occasional explosion of stunning ocean vistas, all the while just a little ways away from a bundle of beaches that are guaranteed jaw-droppers.
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Oregon Coast128 viewsThe Oregon Coast is a 350-mile feast of things to do and see, from museums and lighthouses to trails and dunes. Starting at the northernmost point, the City of Astoria is situated on the Oregon shore of the Columbia River. From the waterfront, you may visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which features a lightship or cross the 4-mile-long Astoria-Megler Bridge to Washington. Also worth a visit is the 125-foot Astoria Column, painted with scenes of Astoria's history.
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The Thrills of Oregon Coast's Three Capes Loop122 viewsTillamook, or Killamook, Indians inhabited a large area between Nehalem and the Salmon River and from the crest of the Coast Range to the Pacific Ocean, with their main village near the mouth of the Kilchis River. "Tillamook" translates as "Land of Many Waters." The earliest Tillamook inhabitants in the Netarts area also settled around 1400 (according to archeological work of Newman, 1959). Netarts originally extended from Cape Lookout to Cape Meares. In the language of the local Killamooks "Ne ta at",
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another angle inside the lighthouse134 viewsOregon Coast Lighthouses Oregon's surviving coastal lighthouses serve as visible, accessible links to the past - monuments to Oregon's maritime heritage.
Aided by interpretive displays, historical accounts and a little imagination, you can now gain some insight about what life was like for the light keepers who lit the way for mariners off Oregon's perilous coastline.
Climb to the lantern or tower watch rooms at some of the locations and experience the panoramic sights once enjoyed by the light keeper
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inside the lighthouse, really this is inside the light itself120 viewsCape Meares Lighthouse
Location: 10 miles west of Tillamook and the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway.
Noteworthy: Cape Meares Lighthouse can be viewed from the Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. It stands 217 feet above ocean; and its 38-foot tower makes it the shortest on the Oregon coast.
Hiking: Trailheads from the main parking are to the lighthouse and viewpoints overlooking offshore islets inhabited by sea lions and nesting seabirds.
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This is a lighthouse near Tillamook , dont miss it if you ever go here.111 viewsThis city has numerous hotel and restaurant options and is another one of Oregon's favorite destinations. Further to the south are Newport, Waldport, Yachats and Florence. These are four popular destinations on the Central Oregon Coast. People traveling this region love to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Heceta Head and the Sea Lion Caves. Coos Bay, Bandon, Port Orford, Gold Beach and Brookings finish up the Southern Oregon Coast.
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My Trip to the west coast - one of the nicest trip I have ever had154 viewsThey are also the closest cities to Portland and offer very nice vacation rental, resort and motel accommodations. Just a short drive south of Cannon Beach you will find the Manzanita Area - the three towns of Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler offer a community with a small feel, relaxed setting and terrfic beach along with fishing and kayaking on the Nehalem River and Bay. As you continue south you will find one of the larger and more entertaining cities, Lincoln City.
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US101 Oregon - Seattle Bridge142 viewsThe Oregon Coast has a number of beautiful vacation areas. There are rivers, lakes, trails, sand dunes, and amazing state parks to visit. The coastal terrain is a beautiful combination of sandy beaches and towering rock cliffs. Oregon's Coast is the perfect spot, whether you need a weekend with the family, or a romantic vacation with your loved one. Several cities can meet your needs. Seaside and Cannon Beach are among the most popular of the Oregon Coast.
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Oregon - Seattle Coast Hwy 101117 viewsThe neighboring cities of North Bend and Coos Bay are the coast's largest urban communities, with museums, shopping, theaters and an active cultural calendar. From either town, take a side trip west on the Cape Arago Hwy. that leads to Charleston, Shore Acres State Park And Historical Gardens and Cape Arago before rejoining Hwy. 101. Next is Bandon, a coastal center with art galleries, theaters and shopping. Nearby, walk through the West Coast Game Park Safari, or enjoy antique shops in Langlois.
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Flowers Shop at Pike Place Market178 viewsAs a tourist you slowly wander your way through the market trying to take in all that is Seattle represented in this one place. It is oohing and ahhing over local produce, fresh seafood, and fantastic butchers. it is Whispering to your companions how if this was your city you would come shopping here ever week. As a local shopping at the market is one of he most rewarding challenges there is. It is stopping at your preffered coffee shop on the way in, so you avoid the lines at that corporate giant.
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