Stunning Oregon Coast

To avoid the fires in Eastern Oregon, we decided to hug the coastline with a couple of forays into the Salem area to see our grandson and some other friends.  The coast is really beautiful and the state has done a phenomenal job at making it accessible for everyone – putting lots of recreational places on the coast — day use parks, overlooks, and campgrounds.  It is now the ‘shoulder season’ so during the week it  is not very crowded but the weekends are booked solid at campgrounds.

Unexpected sweeping views of Oregon coast

Unexpected sweeping views of Oregon coast

We didn’t know what to expect from the coast. There are beautiful wide beaches for walking, rocky tide pools for exploring, expanses of muck for clamming, and dunes for ATV riding.

There are quite a few touristy towns along the way with lots of hotels, condos, and RV parks.  We just ‘looked to the right’ while we were driving, looking towards the water at every chance we could get.

We did stay a few nights free at Chinook Winds Casino RV lot in Lincoln City since it is right on the ocean and then spent some time at other private and forest service campgrounds.

Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

Neat tide pool areas at low tide

Neat tide pool areas at low tide

Devils Sinkhole

Devils Sinkhole – neat on incoming tide

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Saw these sea lions in Newport, OR

Saw these sea lions in Newport, OR

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4 Responses to Stunning Oregon Coast

  1. Looks like a great time to be there. It’s wonderful that Oregon has saved its gorgeous coastline as public land for all to enjoy. I’m sure there are plenty of folks with enough money to want to snap it up and keep it for themselves.

  2. Armond Davis says:

    Looks beautiful. I love the coastline and now I want to visit. Glad you are having fun. Thanks for the pictures.

    • gconthemove says:

      After experiencing Texas, Florida and South Carolina coasts, the Oregon is soooo different. We tried to get our feet in past our ankles but it was so cold we ran back to the dry sand like kids!

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