What to do on the People’s Coast

  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97301
    800-551-6949

    A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see migrating and resident gray whales. Take your binoculars -- this is one of the best sites in Oregon to see oceangoing birds (like shearwaters, jaegers, albatrosses, grebes, pelicans, loons, oystercatchers and murrelets). In 1910, an explosion sank the J. Marhoffer, and you can see the ship's boiler at low-tide.

  • Cape Blanco State Park

    Off US 101, 9 miles N of
    Port Orford, Oregon 97465
    541-332-6774

    Use the extra-large, private, wind-protected campsites at Cape Blanco as your base of operations while you enjoy the lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours. Work off your picnic lunch by hiking over eight miles of trails with many spectacular ocean vistas, woodland and wetland settings. Bring your horse and enjoy seven miles of horse trails and the facilities in the horse camp. Don't forget a sunset walk along the headland beaches to finish out your day. Vital stats: All campsites are first-come, first served.

  • Cape Foulweather

    Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
    877-485-8348

    Cape Foulweather was discoverd and named in 1778 by the famous British navigator Captain James Cook. It was at this Point that Captain Cook first sighted the mainland of North America on the Pacific Coast, and one of the sudden storms which greeted his arrival almost put an end to his historical expedition. The fierceness of the storm is reflected by the name he gave this rugged landmark - Cape Foulweather.

  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    800-551-6949

    A must-see when driving the Three Capes Scenic route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is situated on a headland 200 feet above the ocean. Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda are the other two capes on this route. Cape Meares provides an excellent view of the largest colony of nesting common murres (the site is one of the most populous colonies of nesting sea birds on the continent). Bald eagles and a peregrine falcon have also been known to nest near here.<P>

  • Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

    2400 Highway 101
    Yachats, Oregon 97498

    The U.S. Forest Service maintains the Cape\'s 26 miles of hiking trails through coastal mature and old growth rain forests, to breathtaking vistas, tidepools and the beach. The viewpoints and trails are open to the public year round. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible, one is suitable for mountain biking, and all provide opportunities for birding. The Forest Service at Cape Perpetua also offers interpretive walks and operates a Visitors Center with natural and cultural history exhibits, an interac <iframe width="300" height="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Zvir8FoIKNE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  • Cook's Chasm Turnout

    Yachats, Oregon 97498
    800-929-0477

    Cook's Chasm has a easy paved walk where you can watch the spouting horn around high tide.

  • Don Davis City Park

    Newport, Oregon 97365
    (541)-265-7783

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial, gazebo, cobblestone pathway with beach access, sitting area.

  • Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint

    Oregon 97341
    800-551-6949

    Rocky Creek is a spectacular ocean-front park on a forested bluff overlooking the ocean. Offshore rocks provide spectacular wave action in storms and are nesting areas for birds and sea lions. The viewpoint is an official Whale Spoken Here site for watching migrating and resident gray whales.

  • Sea Lion Caves

    91560 Hwy 101
    Florence, Oregon 97439
    541-547-3111

    The Sea Lion Caves (the world\'s largest Sea Cave according to Guinness) are located approx. 11 miles north of Florence and offers an awe-inspiring, intimate view of Sea Lions in their natural habitat. Descend over 200-feet into the world\'s largest and most spectacular sea cave. The cave is the home of the wild stellar sea lion, primarily during the fall and winter months and is called the hauling area.

  • Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

    Newport, Oregon 97365

    Yaquina Bay lighthouse was built in 1871 and is the second oldest standing lighthouse structure on the Oregon coast. In original service only from 1871 to 1874 before the commissioning of the nearby brighter Yaquina Head Light eliminated its necessity. It was re-lit and recognized as a privately maintained aid to navigation by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1996. The lens is 42 feet above ground level and 161 feet above sea level. Open as a museum daily, except for holidays.

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