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20 Oregon Coast Road Trip Stops

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These 20 must-stop locations on an Oregon Coast road trip will take you from the port town of Astoria on the Oregon north coast to the mountainous sand of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the Oregon central coast.

This would be a 200-mile road trip if you drove from Astoria straight to the Dunes on the Oregon Coast Highway/US 101, but we have 18 beautiful stops in between, don’t we! With a couple of detours, this is a 260-mile trip best done in five days (doable in three days).

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First stop on this Oregon Coast road trip: Astoria

ship off the coast of Astoria known as the Graveyard of the Pacific
Looking out at Washington across the river

Astoria is nestled on the Columbia River just miles from where the great river meets the Pacific Ocean. Astoria is a two-hour drive from Portland on the Oregon north coast, and, from this town, you can sit in Oregon and look across the water to Washington State.

You can also feel the maritime influence, which is everywhere from the saltwater whipping your face to the huge Columbia River Maritime Museum to the looming presence of the Coast Guard ships.

For all you 80s movie enthusiasts, Astoria is also famous for being the home of The Goonies. The “Goondocks” are in the hills of Astoria where you can see the actual home from the 1985 film (though some of the homeowners in the neighborhood, understandably, don’t want us snapping photos on their property).

ship near Astoria, Oregon
Astoria, Oregon

You can, however, take a picture outside of the Clatsop County Jail where Jake Fratelli escaped his cell (now the Oregon Film Museum), and in front of the Flavel House located right across the street. This is where Mikey’s dad worked in the film.

The Clatsop County Jail in Astoria is a must-stop on any Oregon Coast road trip
The former Clatsop County Jail and current Oregon Film Museum

We’ll find the beach rocks featured in two infamous scenes in the film on stop number four on this Oregon Coast road trip at Cannon Beach.

Seagull at Haystack Rock on the Oregon Coast
Haystack Rock

Time: Allow two hours if you are visiting the museum and wandering the town. If you are only doing The Goonies driving tour, then 30 minutes should do it. BUT…please be very careful around The Goonies home. (See below.)

WARNING about the Goondocks: There seems to be some disagreement between the homeowners of The Goonies home and one of the neighbors. Two of the mailboxes at the foot of the gravel drive leading to the home say “walk up!”. The sweet little handmade signs are really inviting.

When I went, there was a man at the top of the hill with a dog, and he waved at me. I started to walk up the drive toward him when, out of nowhere, a car whipped out of one of the lower driveways, backed down the driveway, and blocked me.

The woman inside ripped me a new one, pointing at the “private drive” sign. Which is absolutely there…next to the sweet signs inviting you up! When she pointedly got far too close to me with her vehicle, I determined it wasn’t worth it for the picture.

The Goondocks in Astoria
I did take this picture from the street…standing next to another sign that says “don’t stop car here! $100 fine!”

Apparently, the homeowners of the Goonies house have a donation box in front of the house and don’t mind a bit if you snap some pictures and leave a few bucks. But I don’t know if you want to mess with the angry neighbor. I sure don’t.

Best stop for: Lovers of maritime history or the Goonies.

Addresses to know: The Oregon Film Museum/Clatsop County Jail is located at 732 Duane Street, Astoria, OR. The Flavel House is just across the street. The Goondocks are in the hills above town. You can still see Mikey’s house (368 38th St.), but don’t loiter or linger. The owners have had enough of us movie lovers!

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Second stop: Lewis & Clark National Historic Park

Fort Clatsop National Memorial Welcome sign on the Oregon Coast
Me cheesing in front of the Fort Clatsop National Memorial

From December of 1805 to March of 1806, the Lewis and Clark explorers camped here on the Oregon north coast at a place they named Fort Clatsop. There is a replica of the fort to explore, and, in the summer months, costumed reenactors roam the grounds.

Pro Tip: Get a Passport to your National Parks if you want to collect stamps when you visit a historic site like this one!

Time: One hour

Best stop for: Lewis and Clark history buffs

Cost: $10 per person. Or free with your Annual America the Beautiful Pass ($80). If you don’t have an annual pass, ask about the Oregon Coast Annual Pass ($35), which is for sale at the Fort Clatsop visitors center. This will work for all fee sites on this Oregon Coast road trip.

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Address: 92345 Fort Clatsop Rd, Astoria, OR 97103

Third stop: Wreck of the Peter Iredale

You will learn at the Maritime Museum in Astoria that the area where the Columbia River meets the Pacific is a treacherous stretch of sea. More than 2,000 ships have sunk in this area. And one of those shipwrecks still sits on the Oregon Coast.

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Just 10 miles west of Astoria you will find the remains of the Peter Iredale on this stretch of sea and sand known as the Graveyard of the Pacific on the Oregon north coast.

On October 25, 1906, the Iredale ran ashore at Clatsop Spit during a dense fog. While the crew of 25 never made it to the destination of Portland, nobody was seriously injured in the wreck.

wreck of the peter iredale on the Oregon Coast
The Peter Iredale Shipwreck at high-tide

Located within Fort Stevens State Park, the Iredale is completely accessible with a super short walk down a sandy slope. During low-tide, you can walk right up to the ship!

It’s especially beautiful at sunset when the light shines through the remains of the ship.

The wreck of the peter iredale should not be missed when on an Oregon Coast road trip

Time: 30 minutes

Best stop for: An Oregon Coast sunset

Address: Peter Iredale Rd, Hammond, OR 97121

Cost: $5 day-use fee

Fourth stop: Seaside

The swings at Seaside, Oregon are a fun stop on an Oregon Coast road trip.
I used to swing here when I was a kid!

Just 15 miles south of Astoria and a little over an hour drive from Portland sits Seaside, Oregon with its kitschy charm. I have the fondest memories of childhood day trips spent here getting sick on the Tilt-A-Whirl and collecting ribbons of tickets spitting from the gallery of arcade games.

As I got older, my interests shifted to the romantic quiet of beaches farther to the south, but Seaside will always hold a special place in my heart.

Though harder to notice with all of the distractions in Seaside – cars cruising down Broadway, tourists pedaling the Prom on tandem bicycles, the smell of saltwater taffy turning and popcorn popping, music blaring from sidewalk speakers – there is a quiet history here, too.

The end of the Lewis & Clark Trail at Seaside is a must-stop on an Oregon Coast road trip.
End of the Lewis and Clark Trail

Seaside is designated as the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail, and statues of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark face the sea from the turnabout on Broadway.

Personally, I like to watch Lewis and Clark and all of the passersby with a mimosa from the bar at the famed (chain) chowder house on the Oregon Coast: Mo’s (formerly the Shilo Inn). This is a beautiful stop on the Oregon north coast!

View from Mo's at Seaside on the Oregon Coast. This is the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail
Lewis and Clark stand guard where Broadway meets the Prom

Time: 1.5 hours

Best stop for: Kids

Addresses to know: The turnabout where Broadway meets the Prom is located in front of Mo’s at 30 N Prom. There is a parking lot next door for customers. You can also park at the top of Broadway and stroll down to the Prom.

The fifth stop on this Oregon Coast road trip: Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach is my very favorite place on the Oregon Coast. There is just something that draws me here. There are rumors of a creative spirit inhabiting Haystack Rock, and maybe that’s it. Whatever the reason, long walks on the beach here are my jam.

Taking photos at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach is a must on an Oregon Coast road trip
Me snapping some photos on a sunny day at Cannon Beach

Sunset and sunrise are especially magical times to walk the wide Oregon north coast at Cannon Beach. Low tide is really cool due to the tide pools surrounding Haystack Rock.

When I took my late partner here just before he was diagnosed with cancer, he declared it his happy place. He rented a DVD of the movie Goonies from the hotel desk, microwaved a bag of popcorn, turned on the electric fireplace, and stretched out next to the floor-to-ceiling view of Haystack Rock.

Seeing the sunset at Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock is something that you must do on an Oregon Coast road trip.
My late partner walking near Haystack Rock at sunset. This is where I left his ashes during a December sunrise.

In the mornings, he would open the sliding glass door that led straight to the beach and take long walks to watch the sunrise. This is the place where I chose to spread his ashes on a sunrise walk of my own.

catching a sunrise at cannon beach is a key thing to do on an Oregon Coast road trip
The sunrise at Cannon Beach the morning when I left Jeff’s ashes

It’s also where I recommend you stay for the night on this Oregon Coast road trip. Make sure to look for places with views of the beach as there is nothing like listening to the crashing Pacific Ocean waves at night. The hotel that I describe above is Sandsurf Resort.

When staying at Cannon Beach in the busier summer months, I often use apartment rentals because locals put their homes up for rent and get out of town when the tourists come in.

This map has both apartment rentals and hotels:

There is so much to do in Cannon Beach, and I have a whole post on this sweet little beach town on the Oregon north coast coming soon. For now, here are some tips on where to eat:

beach cruiser in cannon beach, a must-stop on any Oregon Coast road trip
A bike ready for a beach cruise in the town of Cannon Beach

Time: Minimum two hours to walk both the beach and the town

Best stop for: a sunrise walk on the beach

Pro Tip: Catch a happy hour from the deck of Mo’s for the best views of Haystack Rock while enjoying a cheap beverage. This is also a good area for public parking if you are not staying the night.

Addresses to know: Mo’s is located at 195 W Warren Way. There is a public parking lot across the street.

Stop number six: Rockaway Beach

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach is just the start of our tour of rock formations on this Oregon Coast road trip! Next up…Rockaway Beach and beautiful views of its iconic Twin Rocks await just 26 miles south.

Rockaway Beach is a beautiful place to stop on the Oregon Coast
Diamond Beach in the town of Rockaway Beach

These rock formations were once one, solid rock. But the consistent eroding pressure of the waves created two rocks with enough space between them to fly a helicopter!

The best view of the Twin Rocks is from the Minnehaha Street Beach Access. The good folks at Visit Rockaway Beach have more information on the rocks and the adorable town that surrounds the beach.

Time: 30 minutes

Best stop for: a pre-lunch beach stroll with a view

Addresses to know: Diamond Beach: 443 S Miller St, Rockaway Beach, OR / Minnehaha Street Beach Access: Park at Minnehaha & S. Breaker Ave.

Our seventh stop: Tillamook Creamery

Tillamook Cheese Factory is the tastiest stop on any Oregon Coast road trip
Tillamook Creamery during the pandemic

It’s lunchtime on our Oregon Coast road trip and there is no better place to stop than the Tillamook Creamery. We’re headed 12 miles south with an east-bound detour along the northern edge of Tillamook Bay.

The newly renovated creamery is THE place to eat on the Oregon north coast. The samples of cheese and ice cream is a delightful dairy experience. Due to COVID guidelines, free and self-guided tours of the creamery are not offered as I am writing this. But you can still snag an ice cream cone or cheese samples from an entirely outdoor, socially distanced space.

You can also order a full, to-go lunch from the outdoor hostess. I highly recommend a burger with Tillamook cheese (of course) and cheese curds. (I usually stick to a plant-based diet, but the Tillamook Creamery partners with local farmers who treat their animals with compassion. The Creamery is also a certified B-Corp.)

Time: One hour (more if you are doing the tour)

Pro Tip: This place can get seriously crowded so it’s best to visit on a weekday.

Best stop for: CHEEEEESE!!!!

Address: 4165 N Hwy 101, Tillamook, OR

Eighth stop: Cape Meares

Cape Meares Lighthouse is a must-stop on any Oregon Coast road trip
The Cape Meares Lighthouse

Next up, we’re driving the last 10-miles around Tillamook Bay and back to the coast. Here we’ll find the first of three capes on the Oregon Coast Three Cape Scenic Route.

At the end of a long pier, you’ll find a lighthouse from the 1890s (usually open for tours, but double-check if you’re traveling during COVID). There are a few short hikes with beautiful views of the cape and old-growth spruce trees, including an “Octopus Tree”.

There are also plenty of little benches with views of the coast and the cape. Maybe even a bald eagle if you’re lucky. This is a great place to polish off that burger from the Tillamook Creamery.

Time: One hour

Best stop for: a picnic with a view

Address: 3500 Cape Meares Loop, Tillamook, OR

Stop number nine on an Oregon Coast road trip: Oceanside

Now take the eight-mile Cape Meares Loop to Oceanside. This little town is adorable with its beach cottages perched on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Three Rocks National Wildlife Refuge.

three rock national wildlife refuge at oceanside beach is a must-stop on an Oregon Coast road trip
View from the beach at Oceanside

The Three Rocks refuge is the only place on the northern Oregon Coast where Steller Sea Lions breed during the summer months. The rocks also shelter a colony of tufted puffins!

It can be hard to find a place to stay here, but if you’re going to do a longer hike at our next stop, then it’s worth it to book in advance and find an ocean-facing cottage on the hill in Oceanside.

Time: 30-minutes if you are not staying the night

Best stop for: spotting sea lions

Stop 10: Cape Lookout

View from Cape Lookout Trail on an Oregon Coast road trip
View from Cape Lookout Trail

The tenth stop on this road trip and the second cape on the Three Cape Scenic Route is Cape Lookout. There is so much great hiking here!

The 4.7-mile Cape Lookout Trail is an easy out and back along a narrow straight, offering epic views. Make sure to keep an eye out for a plaque honoring the nine airmen killed on Aug. 1, 1943, when their aircraft slammed into Cape Lookout during a routine patrol mission mired by coastal fog.

There is a longer 11-mile hike along Netarts Spit that is on my Oregon hiking list. It is one of the most secluded hikes on the coast and the views of Three Rocks are supposed to be amazing.

If you don’t want to hike, the beach surrounding Cape Lookout is also great for a quick stroll. There are picnic tables tucked into the wooded area overlooking the beach as well.

Time: 30 minutes if you aren’t hiking. The Cape Lookout Trail took me two hours. If you are aiming for the longer Netarts Spit hike then be sure to procure lodging in Oceanside (see above) or Pacific City. There are also camping sites at Cape Lookout State Park.

Pro Tip: Make sure to check in advance for trail closures. In the winter of 2020 trails were closed due to storm damage.

Best stop for: an epic hike

Cost: $5 day-use fee

Address: Cape Lookout State Park is located at 13000 Whiskey Creek Rd, Tillamook, OR

Oregon Coast road trip stop number 11: Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

This is the third and final cape on your Three Cape Scenic Route. Just 11 miles south of Cape Lookout, you’ll find Cape Kiwanda, the smallest of the capes but also the most active.

Cape Kiwanda and Pacific City is a stop on an Oregon Coast road trip and a good place to stay the night.
Pacific City

Most active in the sense that the bustling town of Pacific City grew right there next to nature. There are also wind tunnels that whip up some of the best waves around.

This is where we’re going to crash for the night on this Oregon Coast road trip.

Pro Tips: Tierra del Mar is a quieter place than the action-packed beach in Pacific City. If you are making a quick stop, there is a parking lot across from Pelican Brewing: 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City. If Pacific City is all booked up, try Lincoln City, which is just 15 miles west of our next stop.

Best stop for: big waves

Address: Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City, OR

Stop number 12: Drift Creek Falls Trail

Let’s hop on the road early for the 30-mile drive to the Drift Creek Falls Trailhead. We’re going to head south and then a bit east, taking us off the beach and into the Siuslaw National Forest where a 240-foot suspension bridge nearly crosses over the top of a 75-foot waterfall.

This three-mile out and back hike is full of moss-bound trees and twisted roots leading to the waterfall. It’s a fun, mellow hike (unless you don’t like heights!)

Drift Creek Falls Trail on the Oregon Coast
Suspension Bridge at Drift Creek Falls Trail
Drift Creek Falls Trail is a hidden stop on an Oregon Coast road trip
This 75-foot waterfall is so worth it!

Time: Two hours

Best stop for: people who love a good suspension bridge

Address: BLM Rd 1770, Otis, OR

Cost: $5 day free (covered in the Oregon Coast Pass)

Stop number 13: Depoe Bay

Depoe Bay is the whale watching capital and a must-stop on any Oregon Coast road trip
Whale watching at Depoe Bay

Let’s get back to the coast shall we? Depoe Bay is a 20-mile drive southwest from Drift Creek Falls. It’s famous for being the whale watching capital of the Oregon Coast and for having the world’s smallest harbor.

It’s a beautiful place to stay the night, looking for whales and exploring the quaint coastal town.

Time: 30 minutes (but you’ll stay longer if you see a whale!)

Best stop for: whale watching

Address: Public parking in Depoe Bay at 380 SE Shell Ave, Depoe Bay, OR

Available homestays and hotels in Depoe Bay:

Stop 14: Cape Foulweather

Cape Foulweather is a windy and fascinating stop on an Oregon Coast road trip
Getting blown around a little at Cape Foulweather

Cape Foulweather gives you its views throughout the 20-mile southern drive from Depoe Bay to Newport, and its name is apt. You will immediately feel the winds that Captain James Cook ran into when he spotted – and named – the cape in 1778.

There are a few stops to make along Cape Foulweather as we move south. There is an observatory and gift shop (closed during the COVID pandemic but the lookout is still a good spot for a photo), Devil’s Punchbowl, which is a collapsed sea cave best seen at low tide, and our 15th stop at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

In the picture above I’m standing south of Yaquina Head (and pointing at the lighthouse) at an overlook along Hwy 101.

Best stop for: geological formations and whipping wind

Addresses to know: Gift shop and observatory: 4905 Otter Crest Loop, Depoe Bay, OR / Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area, Otter Rock, OR

Stop 15: Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport

Yaquina Head Lighthouse is a must-stop on an Oregon Coast road trip
Yaquina Head Lighthouse in the distance

Yaquina Head Lighthouse was once known as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse. It is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon.

When I visited, I couldn’t do a tour of the lighthouse itself (due to COVID), but it was well worth the stop for the views of a family of California Gray Whales frolicking in the choppy waves beneath the headland where the lighthouse stands. There are also outdoor signs describing the history of the lighthouse and the surrounding area.

Best stop for: lighthouse history!

Address: 750 NW Lighthouse Dr, Newport, OR

Pro Tip: If you’re really into lighthouses, you can also check out the Yaquina Bay lighthouse at Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site, Newport, OR

Stop number 16: South Beach

South Beach is a must-stop on an Oregon Coast road trip
South Beach

Hungry yet? South Beach has a great restaurant. Not to mention a pretty sweet bridge to drive over on your way out of Newport and into town. The best view of the bridge is on the Newport side at the Rogue Ales Brewery and Headquarters, which is a good place to sip a local beer (though they were only offering indoor seating when I visited).

For some seriously good fish and chips, check out the South Beach Fish Market just over the bridge. You can eat outside on picnic tables after ordering your food inside at the fresh market. Or take your food to-go and eat at South Beach.

Time: Budget at least an hour for eating and checking out South Beach.

Addresses: Rogue Ales Brewery and HQ: 2320 SE Osu Drive, Newport, Or / South Beach Fish Market 3640 S Coast Hwy South Beach, OR

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for campsites, South Beach State Park has a great one.

Oregon Coast road trip stop number 17: Seal Rock

Check out a sneak peek of Seal Rock here!

If you can make it Seal Rock for sunset, then you won’t be sorry. But Seal Rock is actually a really great place to visit any time of day. That being said, you’ll be able to explore a bit more during low tide.

seal rock is a must-stop on any Oregon Coast road trip
This spot at Seal Rock is only accessible when tides are low

The tide pools here are pretty epic and the bird watching is great, too. Birds tend to flock to the large Elephant Rock that will greet you as walk into this little stretch of sand where ancient rock formations loom over active tide pools.

Best stop for: low tide

Address: State Recreation Site, Seal Rock, OR

Yachats is stop 18 on our coastal road trip

Yachats Oregon
Yachats Photo Credit: Erin McCahey

You’ve earned your rest for the night, and I’ve got another sweet little coastal town for you. Enjoy a beer outside at Yachats Brewing (closed during the winter months) before checking into a cute little cottage by the sea. That cottage may just be perched on a street with a good-vibes name like Diversity Lane.

Best stop for: a great place to stay on the Oregon Coast

Address: 348 US-101, Yachats, OR

Stop 19: Cape Perpetua

I can’t get enough of Cape Perpetua! Here’s a quick glimpse of some of its wonders:

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If you have time for just a quick stop, then make sure you stop by Thor’s Well about an hour before high tide. This collapsed sea cave is seriously one of the coolest things I’ve seen in all of my explorations across the Pacific Northwest.

Thor's Well on the Oregon Coast
Thor’s Well when it is emptying…
Thor's Well at cape perpetua is a must-stop on an Oregon Coast road trip
Thor’s Well when it is overflowing

Just to your left when standing at Thor’s Well, you’ll see the Spouting Horn at Cook’s Chasm, which is also amazing around high tide.

You’ll also want to drive up to the Cape Perpetua Overlook or, if you have the time, walk there from the visitors center.

Time: Minimum of an hour to explore Thor’s Well, the Spouting Horn, and the Overlook. But there is so much to do here that you could spend a full day (and should!)

Best stop for: high-tide wonders

Address: The visitors center is located at 2400 US-101, Yachats, OR. It’s closed during COVID, but parking and bathrooms are open.

Cost: $5 day-use fee (covered if you bought your Oregon Coast Pass earlier on the trip)

Final stop on our road trip: Oregon Dunes

The Oregon Dunes are made for kids – and kids at heart. This collision of the ocean, the Suislaw Forest, and miles and miles of sand means unique activities like sand sledding and dune-buggy tours. Even though I really detest sand, I enjoyed wandering through the hills of sand.

Much like Cape Perpetua, this could be its very own blog post. But, since I’m not much of a sand person, I don’t have a post planned. I’ll go ahead and let the experts at Travel Oregon take you through the nuances of the sand dunes.

Best stop for: Kids (at heart)

Addresses to know: The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a 40-mile stretch along the Oregon Coast from Florence to Coos Bay. The Visitors Center is located at 855 Highway 101 Reedsport, OR. For sandboarding, check out the Sand Master Park in Florence. For dune buggy tours and rentals, check out Sandland Adventures.

If you intend to stay the night here, this map has available homestays and hotels in the area:

That’s it! You saw 20 places on the beautiful Pacific Coast stretching from northern to central Oregon.

Make sure to pick up your travel insurance before you go (especially if you are going sandboarding!) I always use World Nomads:

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For more Oregon travel ideas, visit here. You might also like National Park travel itineraries and hiking ideas.

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About the Author

Hi! I’m Jen!

I’m a freelance writer and travel blogger who quit my nine-to-five after my fiancé, Jeff, died of cancer at the age of 40. When he died, I realized that life is just too short to delay our dreams. Since my dream was to travel and write, I now travel and write full-time. Today I wear hiking boots instead of heels and collect experiences instead of things.

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  1. Wow, that angry Goonies neighbor needs to chill. lol This was a fun read. I love that you included so many videos!

    1. Right? She is not a happy human. Thanks for reading and watching my videos, Erin!

  2. Oregon looks full of stunning places to visit! I am especially impressed by Haystack Rock and Rockaway Beach! Thanks for all the tips 🙂

    1. Haystack Rock is a special place. There is some kind of creative force there so, as a writer, you must go! Thanks for reading!

  3. Such a great (and super unique) list of things to do along this road trip! The jail turned into a film museum! Those beaches and rocks! Thanks for sharing. I have to keep this area in kind for the future 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading, Lannie! The beaches with rocks in the distance are everything on the Oregon Cost!

  4. What great inspiration for an Oregon road trip! A few years ago, we drove part of this route – from Cannon Beach down to the Tillamook Creamery. Such a beautiful drive and I’d love to see more one day.

    1. Oh, I’m so pleased to hear that you’ve done the Cannon Beach to Tillamook drive! You can spend three days on that stretch of road alone! Thank you for reading, Becky!

  5. This has been my dream since I was a kid – seeing where Goonies was filmed, but you’ve also identified a bunch of other beautiful sights to add to any road trip through the region.

    1. You and my late partner, Jeff, would have gotten along famously. He loved seeing the Goonies locations! It’s a great little tour. I hope you do it one day!

  6. Absolutely loved reading about everything in this post. We hope to travel this same route in the future so this was very helpful.

  7. This article is such a gem! I really enjoy the coastal trip, it is very refreshing. I don’t know so much about Oregon before.

    1. Thank you so much for reading, Vinn! Glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you make it to Oregon one day!

  8. John Quinn says:

    I’ve always said I wanted to your Oregon’s coast. Now I know why. It’s my kind of scenic coast, and not all about beaches. Plus I love the Goonies. And waterfalls. Not to mention brilliantly named places like Cape Foulweather.

    1. The Goonies never die. I hope you guys do head out this way one day, John!

  9. Love Oregon Coast, Jen! Thank you for sharing such gorgeous spots! We did an Oregon Coast Trip from California a couple of years ago, but only covering the Southern part. Looking forward to more!

    1. We could team up our blog posts as I’ve never done the southern part. 🙂 It’s on my next-up-road-trip list!

  10. This is the perfect mix of a road trip and history in one! Love all the details and reminder to bring your passport for the National Parks!

    1. I LOVE my National Park passport. Oregon only has one (Crater Lake) but the historic sites are everywhere, and you still get a stamp! Thanks for reading, Rebecca!

  11. Wow you have me wanting to jump in the car right now! What an epic looking roadtrip and useful guide

    1. Do jump in the car and come this way! Thank you for reading, Tess!

  12. This looks like an amazing road trip! I’ve always wanted to visit the Oregon Coast. I’ll definitely be using this guide when I do. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I hope you do! Thanks for reading, and please let me know if you come this way!

  13. Rahma Khan says:

    Wow the coastal drive would be too beautiful! I love all the details you shared in this post

    1. Thanks for reading, Rahma! I hope you make the drive one day!

  14. I’ve have yet to visit Oregon, but it’s on my bucketlist! Hopefully, this upcoming summer I’ll be able to make a trip out there and take in all that it has to offer! Cannon beach looks so beautiful!

    1. Thanks for reading, Bianca! Please let me know when you come to Oregon. You’ll have to listen to the waves at Cannon Beach!

  15. Lisa at Following the Rivera says:

    Fantastic post Jen! I’ve never visited this side of America but it’s one I really want to do. The beaches and dunes are incredible in Oregon, I never knew.

    1. Oh I hope you do visit this way. Please let me know when you do! Thanks for reading, Lisa!

    2. Francesca says:

      This looks like the perfect road trip! I love that it’s along the coast but each stop has its own character. Would love to see the collapsed sea cave at Cape Perpetua

      1. Thor’s Well is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.

  16. We did a road trip starting at Yachats heading south a few summers ago. Loved it! I lived in Portland many years ago and made the journey out to the Northern Coast and many of the sights you highlight often. Such a great place.

  17. I love going on coastal drives, and all of these road trip stops look really pretty! Thanks for this handy itinerary and the tips.

    1. Thank you so much for reading, Krista! Hope it helps!

  18. What an amaaaazing adventure! The Oregon Coastline must be one of the prettiest coastlines in the world – those beaches may not be hot, but they are beautiful!

    1. You’ve got it! Not hot but, oh, so beautiful! Thank you for reading, Josy!

  19. I spent 5 weeks traveling along the Oregon coast when my hubby and I were RVing, it was such a blast! I absolutely love this route and was so glad that I could get that much time exploring it.

    1. Five weeks on the coast! This is me jealous! You can probably tell me what I missed. Like Sand Dollar Beach. But there is just so much to see on the Coast! Thanks for reading, Andi!

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