The Oregon Coast, long considered one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the world, offers unparalleled views and vantage points. We loaded up the car with a backpack full of supplies and a new, heavy-weight, colorful check flannel and made the drive late Sunday night from Seattle. We stayed in a small hotel located on the beach in Seaside, just north of Cannon Beach.
We woke up the next morning to wide open blue skies and a nice northern swell breaking in Seaside. After a few hours of surfing, we packed the car up and drove downtown Cannon Beach where we enjoyed some pizza slices and a coffee at Insomnia Coffee. After that, we made our way to Bruce's Candy Kitchen for some fresh salt water taffy. Best in all of Oregon, hands down. After some town hanging, we hopped back in the car and drove over to Ecola State Park.
We took a couple hours to explore Indian Beach, finding a great little island to hike out to and climb. Afterwards, we drove to the Ecola lookout where we had an uninterrupted view of Haystack Rock at the south end of Cannon Beach.
The Oregon Coast is a breathtaking part of the country. Although we only had a day to
explore, one could easily spend a week or two driving up and down the 101.