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“Amazing views and so peaceful”
Review of Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast
Ranked #384 of 2,213 things to do in Oregon
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Owner description: Use Highway 101, which clings to the ocean for most of the journey or occasionally venture off onto the smaller roads that wind through thick forests, up mountain passes and along seaside cliffs.
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“Amazing views and so peaceful”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

What a break from the Georgia heat. Love walking the beaches looking for shells, sea glass and agates. Can't use words to describe the beauty.

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Sydney, Australia
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“The Coast with the Most ! Views That Is !!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We spent 2 really good days on Hwy 101 (& byways) going from Tillamook to Brookings and loved every view & every corner. The weather was dreadful but added a certain charm to our stops ! Run to that cover , get that shot before the mist took it away etc. Another day would of been perfect but we think we got the best of a bad lot. The coast is rugged and in parts the shoreline is dotted with large & ragged rock formations rising out of the ocean so take the time to stop at the numerous way points and when the Hwy leaves the coast go up the short drive to other scenic points (lighthouses, state parks etc). Another big feature of the drive is the lovely old and in some case large Bridges that you find as you go. Some great designs and Art Deco touches. The beauty of the drive is that there are no big touristy parks blighting the horizon and at the leisurely rate you should be travelling (admiring nature) speed traps & smokies shouldn't be a concern. Highly recommended !!

Visited January 2014
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White Rock, Canada
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“Check one off of you bucket list”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

If you don't alread have the Oregon Coast/drive down the 101 on your bucket list, then add it now! The scenery is stunning and the little towns you will drive through are quant.
Stop in Depoe Bay at West Coast Chowder or in Newport at South Beach (Diner?) for some authentic and yummy eating!
If you go as far north as Tillimook then take the time to check out the cheese factory - it's pretty cool to see.
The pit stops at scenic viewpoints are endless - take you pic, they're all amazing.

Visited April 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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“Please is beautiful. S[peed traps spoil all the fun.”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Be aware that the coast between Cannot Beach and Tillamook is full of small villages where the speed limit drops from 45mph on a HWY to 25mph, sometimes quite suddenly. Manzanita for example is one of such spots. Cops there are driving new SUVs, financed by out of state tourists falling for speed traps> It helps finance them b/c the place itself has very little to offer... Stick to Cannon Beach and north of it and you'll have a great vacation.

Visited April 2014
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Oregon Coast
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“Beautiful scenery, something for everyone”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We are blessed to have lived on the Oregon Coast for 25 years and have driven north and south along it countless times. Just about everywhere we go the scenery is beautiful and a gorgeous sunset puts the crowning touch on the day!

Rather than repeat many of the statements in other reviews, I'll offer some general comments:

The "tourist season" now lasts most of the year, from late March through to late October. Summer is the busiest time of the year to visit. Spring can be quite rainy, summer is warm & pleasant, fall is often lovely, and winter is *very* rainy, wet, windy and cold. You won't find hot beaches here even in summer, so don't plan to "lay out and tan" . . . but we always enjoy strolling along the clean beaches. Most of them are uncrowded, except in the north.

The northern coast is the busiest section, then central, then the south. We enjoy all areas along the coast but particularly the south as the population is fewer and there is never any traffic. Summer traffic along the north coast can be very congested - Seaside, Lincoln City and Newport are the most congested towns.

We enjoy the attractions of nature along the coast and there are hundreds of places to enjoy views and access the beaches, rivers, creeks and forested areas.
--> However, please do respect private property!
There are lots of State Parks, most of which are free, and also some land owned by the Forest Service. If you like to hike, there are numerous places to do so. The largest coastal dunes in America are here on the Oregon coast.

What you won't find along the Oregon coast are amusement parks, condo complexes or big cities! Each town and area has it's own "personality" and there is a wide variation along the entire coast. You can find something for everyone here!

I think the most beautiful section of the coast is the southern section between the California state line and Port Orford. The northern section between Cannon Beach and Tillamook is really lovely and includes great views of Tillamook Bay from the highway. Then there is the central section between Waldport and Florence which is also quite scenic!

Note that Highway 101 does go inland here and there along the coast. Some of those inland stretches are fairly scenic and enjoyable, but some parts are -- quite honestly -- dull. (Seaside to Warrenton on the north coast is very dull, to me.) To make up for the dull parts, though, you can drive out on some of the promotories . . . Cape Arago and Cape Blanco are well worth the drive.

No question to me that the Oregon coast is a beautiful coastline :-)

Visited October 2013
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