Take An Unforgettable Drive On This Gorgeous Coastal Road In Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a spectacular sight—just ask any Oregonian. There are dramatic cliffs, old growth forests, crashing waves, hidden beaches, historic lighthouses, and so much more to be discovered on this stunning stretch of shoreline.

One great way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Oregon’s coast is taking a drive on the Three Capes Scenic Loop. This gorgeous byway leads from Pacific City all the way to Cape Meares, and then loops back on a lovely inland stretch of highway 101. Along the way, you’ll pass incredible sea stacks, sand dunes, charming seaside towns, pristine beaches, and of course the three amazing capes: Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, and Cape Meares. The drive only takes a couple of hours in total, but you’ll want to plan on taking some extra time to explore along the way; the excursion can easily be done as an afternoon trip OR a weekend-long adventure. Here are some of the amazing places you can visit along the way:

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