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3 day trip to Oregon Coast

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3 day trip to Oregon Coast


We stay in Seattle and are planning a 3 day trip to Oregon Coast. We have already been to Portand and the Columbia River Gorge area and the Columbia River Gorge area.

Our tentative plan is as follows.

1. Drive from Seattle all the way to Canon beach on Thursday evening and spend the night there.

2. Spend Friday in the Canon beach area (Ecola State park etc). Drive in the evening to Yachats and spend the night there.

3. On Saturday, explore the Cape Perpetua area and spend the night either in Yachats or in Florence.

4. Take the dunes ride on Sunday morning and drive all the way back to Seattle on Sunday.

Does this sound like a reasonable itinerary? Are there sufficient places to visit for an entire day in the Cape Perpetua area.

If you have any suggestions, please do let us know.



Florence, Oregon
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1. Re: 3 day trip to Oregon Coast

You didn't mention WHEN you will be coming. It matters because the ONLY glitch I see in your plans is finding lodging for one night in Cannon Beach if you are coming between now and the end of October. Most, at least the nicer facilities, have a 2-3 night minimum. Manzanita, 20 minutes south of Cannon Beach might be an option.

Yachats or Florence; Pick Yachats. Florence is a nice town but since you are looking for a coastal vacation, Yacahts sits ON the ocean while Florence is two miles inland. There are also more and better lodging options in Yachats. It's only a 40 min, VERY beautiful drive from Yachats to Florence to take a dune ride.

There is as much or more to do/see in the Cape Perpetua area as there is in/near Cannon Beach!! Spending a day exploring from Yachats to Florence will be hardly enough!

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2. Re: 3 day trip to Oregon Coast

You'll find that there are more places to do and things to see than you have time for ;-)

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3. Re: 3 day trip to Oregon Coast

Here's a trip report for our recent adventure along the coast:


4. Re: 3 day trip to Oregon Coast

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