Oregon December 12, 2016
The One Place On The Oregon Coast That’s Extremely Beautiful And Utterly Unique
Located in the Suislaw National Forest, the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is a one-of-a-kind stretch of the Oregon coast that will take your breath away. Full of dramatic geological formations and stunning natural beauty, you won’t forget a trip to this unique coastal destination.
Located on the edge of the Suislaw National Forest in Lincoln County, Cape Perpetua is a beautiful, rugged headland that spans more than 40 miles of coastline.
Here, you'll find jaw-dropping viewpoints, dramatic cliffs, crashing waves, old growth forests, and more.
The area is full of amazing hiking trails, ranging from epic six-mile loops to short, family-friendly strolls.
No matter how you choose to get there, you'll be blown away by the astounding viewpoints and amazing natural wonders that make this place unique.
One of those natural wonders is the mysterious and legendary Thor's Well.
This unique geological feature is a deep well that was naturally formed in the rocky shoreline. The tide streams into the hole, as though the entire ocean was slowly draining into it. Every now and then, the sea water spits back out dramatically, spraying high into the air.
If you choose to visit, be very careful and make sure to stay a safe distance away, as the area can be very dangerous.
There are multiple stunning viewpoints throughout the area as well, including the historic Cape Perpetua Stone Shelter (pictured below).
Another stunning spot to check out is the epic Devil's Churn. This long, thin crack in the coastline funnels in the incoming tide and sends it swirling majestically down the narrow chute.
You'll find this sight, and many others, on the aptly named, half-mile Restless Waters Loop Trail.
Just inland, you'll find acres of beautiful old growth forestry.
When the tide is low, the beaches are dotted with gorgeous tide pools.
This beautiful, rugged landscape is beyond comparison.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area is located just south of Yachats, and can be reached on HWY 101.
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