Cape Meares is a sleepy village by the ocean, tucked between a lake and the large bluff of Cape Meares. Surrounded by forest and sea, the area around the town is steeped in tales from the past.
Outside of town in Cape Meares State Park, the compact lighthouse sits on a soaring promontory over the ocean with amazing views for watching both whales and seabirds. Street names pay homage to the now-vanished town of Bayocean, once located on the nearby hiking spot at Bayocean Spit, which became a ghost town and washed into the sea. The surrounding Sitka Spruce forest contains towering trees, as well as the bizarre “Octopus tree.” As day fades, walk the beach, build a campfire, and tell your own stories.
The Tillamook Bay Heritage Route
Perhaps best known for its ice cream and cheese, Tillamook Bay is Oregon’s second largest and most accessible bay in the state. Encompassing nearly 600 miles of watershed, there is a vast array of activities here for the intrepid coastal explorer. For visitors looking for a complete historical, cultural, and outdoors experience, the Tillamook Heritage Route provides an all-encompassing overview of what this special region has to offer.
5 Easy Hikes on the Oregon Coast Trail
A Paddler’s Paradise on the Tillamook Water Trail
Winter Whale-Watching on the Coast
Adobe Resort Restaurant and Lounge
Enjoy breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and early bird dinner specials. Take in the dramatic oceanfront view of crashing surf and rocky shoreline. Full service lounge.1555 Hwy 101 N
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Agate Beach RV Park
Allegany is a great little town. It’s got that off-the-beaten track, locals-only, undiscovered territory kind of charm. We currently don’t have any stories or activities for this little gem, so we’re counting on you to go exploring and report back.OR
Alsea River RV Park & Marina
Alsea River RV Park is nestled on the Alsea River just 4 miles from scenic Hwy 101 from Waldport Oregon. You can enjoy fishing, crabbing, and boating. Or, if you’d rather, simply watch wildlife or read book. Stay a night,...3911 Alsea Hwy.
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America’s Best Inn & Suites
Lincoln City, OR
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America’s Best Value Inn & Suites
Great prices, great rooms and great staff make this motel located on the Coast Highway in Newport a great place to stay. Enjoy free Wi-fi and a continental breakfast.710 N Coast Hwy Newport, OR 97365
Wine tasting in a Yurt, at the vineyard.Elkton, OR
Anna’s Falls B&B
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The Astoria Column was erected in 1926 at an elevation of 600 feet atop Coxcomb Hill, the location of the first permanent American Settlement west of the Rockies. Editor’s Tip: Take the time to climb the 164-step spiral staircase to...1500-2199 Coxcomb Dr.
Astoria-Warrenton Highway 101 Visitor Center
Another Time Around
Another Time Around specializes in experienced furniture with a budget for everyone.117 SE 1st St
The Aquarium Village offers a unique blend of family style shopping, dining and entertainment. They are a community that is dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience, an adventure for the whole family. Spend the day strolling through the open promenade...2925 SE Ferry Slip Rd.