Attractions February 27, 2017
10 Stunning Places On The Oregon Coast That Look Like Something From A Dream
The Oregon Coast is full of amazing hidden gems that are unlike anywhere else on earth. From hidden beaches to historic lighthouses, these 10 gorgeous spots on the Oregon Coast will take your breath away.
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10. Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Located on the beach near Fort Stevens State Park, the Peter Iredale shipwreck is positively fascinating. The huge vessel ran ashore over 100 years ago, and you can still see the ruins today, half-buried in sand.
9. Hug Point
Located on the coast near Arch Cape, Hug Point is an enchanting hidden beach that can be found at the end of an easy half-mile hike. The beach has stunning views, gorgeous rock formations, and even a magical waterfall pouring right onto the sand.
8. Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a unique, little known section of the southern Oregon coast that's full of stunning scenery and wonderful hiking trails. Here's a photo taken from the spectacular Arch Rock Viewpoint.
7. Crescent Beach
Located near Cannon Beach, Crescent Beach is a secluded, hidden cove where you'll find stunning sea stacks, a pristine sandy beach, and all kinds of amazing scenery to explore. You'll find it at the end of a 1.25-mile hike.
6. Shore Acres State Park
The wondrous Shore Acres State Park is one of the most unique places on the Oregon coast. At the edge of a large, immaculately manicured garden you'll find stunning cliffs overlooking a rugged, tumultuous strip of rocky coastline.
5. Yaquina Head and Cobble Beach
Home to the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse (one of the most lovely lighthouses in the state), Yaquina Head is a beautiful cape rimmed with picturesque cliffs, ocean views, and rock-lined beaches. One magical place here is Cobble Beach, where instead of sand you'll find thousands of glittering volcanic cobblestones.
4. Cape Perpetua
Located on the coast of Lincoln County, Cape Perpetua is a breathtaking scenic area full of rugged shorelines and crashing waves, as well as great waterfront trails and natural wonders like Devils Churn and Thors Well.
3. Cannon Beach
Listed as one of the best beaches in the world by National Geographic, Cannon Beach is a jaw dropping sight to behold. This enchanting beach is dotted with incredible sea stacks including the iconic Haystack Rock.
2. Cape Kiwanda
Located on the edge of Pacific City, Cape Kiwanda is a one of a kind place where you'll find otherworldly cliffs as well as a smooth, sandy beach.
1. Oregon Dunes
The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is a magnificent 40-mile stretch of rolling sand dunes adjacent to the ocean. This magical place is located within the Siuslaw National Forest.
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