Four days on Oregon Coast...
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 5:47 AM Last Post By: CascadeBob
Oct 1, 2012 5:32 PM
Four days on Oregon Coast...My wife and I will be on the Oregon Coast next week. We'd prefer to pick out one town on the coast and just chill out for a few days. Looking for good coffee, good food, with access to hiking, and again just contemplate life a bit. Having done some research Florence, OR looks pretty good for what we're looking for. But, never been to the area so curious if anyone has opinions, comments and/or suggestions? Thanks.
Oct 1, 2012 5:45 PM
1You did well!
The best part of the Oregon Coast, I think, is between Florence and Lincoln City. My favorite is
this area for the Sea Lion Caves, lighthouses, beachcombing, and great seafood. The sweet spot is
just north of Newport (a great town for seafood restaurants among others) where Otter Crest Wayside-
a small road that winds through the forest above the rocky clifftops spilling down to the Pacific. A
rocky blowhole- called Devil's Punchbowl- can be found nearby. Absolutely gorgeous part of the
Oregon Coast- I think it rivals California for scenic beauty. If you want a smaller town, check out
Yachats or Depoe Bay. Newport and Lincoln City are larger cities. If you want, you can preview
your trip on GoogleEarth. Just type in "Florence, Oregon" in the upper left box and the satellite
photos will give you a helicopter tour of the whole coastline!
Oct 1, 2012 6:29 PM
Oct 1, 2012 9:10 PM
Oct 2, 2012 5:47 AM
4Yep, agree with #1 - Florence would be perfect. Also, a short drive up the Yachats River (pronounced yah-hahts) there are some nice picnic areas in the Siuslaw National Forest amongst huge, old-growth fir trees. Of course a walk up to the Haceta Head lighthouse is always nice.
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