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Oregon Coast

From Florida and planning a 6-8 day trip with my husband in June to visit the Oregon coast. We would like to stay a few days at an oceanfront place. We don't know where we should begin our journey or what are the best areas to visit with the most spectacular vistas. My husband would love to go horseback riding on the beach and we enjoy kayjaking. We also love good food and music. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Thanks for the valuable information. My husband and I want to relax and enjoy some fun night life too. We were thinking of staying three days in three towns (northern, central and southern). Seaside (or should we stay in Cannon Beach?), Yachat (or choose we pick Florence) and Brookings. Are these good choices? We are flying in and out of Portland and wanted to start south and head north. I read somewhere that we should checkout the redwoods as we head to Brookings.

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Cannon Beach, Yachats and Brookings makes sense.

The redwoods begin just south of Brookings and are definitely worth checking out.

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There are a few redwoods inland from Brookings, but not very many. The bulk of them are in the far northwestern corner of Calif. You'll go through some on Hwy 101 south of the OR/CA border, but most of them are a bit east or south of Crescent City, CAlif.

If you zip south on I-5 to Grants Pass (4 hours) then take Hwy 199 to Crescent City (2 hours), you'll go through the big trees. Then if you want to stay in Brookings, it's only about a half hour or less from C City.

Cannon Beach is prettier than Seaside but most of the hotels require a two night minimum stay in summer.

Not sure what type / price range of lodging you are looking for? There are all kinds of styles and price ranges. Sometimes it's possible to find awesome oceanfront locations at really reasonable prices if you are willing to "trade" luxury for older plainer motels.

By the way, none of the Oregon coast is built up the way the eastern FL coast is. There are congested busy towns but there are lots of miles of essentially empty beach access :-)

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half-Brit, relative to your comments on road between Crescent City and Grants Pass, are there any notable redwood stands? We're doing Oregon Coast trip in June and have planned to add a few days in Redwood National Park. But we're running out available days and finding we're losing days on the coast to go down to California. So if we did the coast and started heading east from Crescent City, would we have any interesting redwood experiences?

Thanks.

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There are redwoods along Hwy 199 for a few miles. The problem is that the highway is narrow with not too many stopping places, and then it always seems really noisy (from traffic) when you're out of the car.

However, there is Stout Grove which is part of Jed Smith SP, about 7 or 8 miles east of 101 on 199. You drive in and get off the main highway, so it's much quieter! Here are directions and description:

redwoodhikes.com/Jed%20Smith/…20Grove.html

You don't hear or see the ocean obviously, but it's quite pretty with some short trails to walk along.

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Great, thanks!

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You're welcome - have a good trip :-)

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