With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon’s beaches are sure to amaze with their dramatic offshore rock formations and reborn beach towns. This tour will travel along one of the most picturesque driving routes in the country, US HWY 101. We will spend the day exploring breathtaking beaches and viewing stunning coastline vistas.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Director Park, Portland, OregonOur central meeting location and pick up point! A beautiful, urban park in the middle of Downtown Portland.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, OregonAfter the morning drive along the Sunset Highway, Oregon's first automobile route through the Cascade Mountain Range, we'll meander through a lush Sitka spruce forest to Ecola State Park. We’ll momentarily leave the vehicle behind and explore this coastal oasis. If time allows, we may also travel back through the forest to Indian beach. This secluded pocket hides away from much of the summertime crowd and is a favorite spot for local beach combers.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OregonAfter leaving the Ecola State Park, we will be sure to visit Haystack Rock, a sea stack just off the shore of Cannon Beach made famous by its resemblance to its namesake. Claimed to be the third tallest “intertidal” structure in the world, it is a huge basalt rock that was formed by lava flows over 15 million years ago! Here we’ll walk along the sandy beach, watch beautiful birds circle the rock, and if we’re lucky and the tide is out, we’ll view many species of marine wildlife in their natural tide pool habitat.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach, OregonThe town of Cannon Beach will be the backdrop of our lunch stop for the day. Guests will disperse for free time and are able to take their pick of several small-town eateries, each boasting their own eclectic menus.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Oregon Coast Highway 101, OregonFor the afternoon, we'll head south on the famous Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (Highway 101) to explore more beautiful coastal shores.Stop At: Neahkahnie Mountain, OregonUpon Neahkahnie Overlook, we’ll stop to enjoy stunning views along the highest drive-able point along the Oregon coast!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Oswald West State Park, Cannon Beach, OregonWe'll journey to Oswald West State Park, aptly named after the Oregon Governor Oswald West. Governor West is credited with ensuring our vast Oregon coastline would remain open for public use. Our stop in the state park will be tide and group dependent. We may opt to take a short, forested hike following along Short Sand Creek which opens to a driftwood stacked coastline known as Smugglers Cove. A variable from this stop may be a short visit to Hug Point if the tides are low. Here, we are typically able to walk around the point to view a small coastal waterfall!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Director Park, Portland, OregonWe'll the end the day arriving back to downtown Portland with a drop off back in Director Park.Duration: 5 minutes