Oregon's share of the Pacific coastline owes its international reputation to the rugged beauty and natural wonders found all along its nearly 400-mile length.
Lewis and Clark ended their epic journey on the north coast near Astoria – a wonderful place to start yours. The entire coast is studded with singular sights, from dramatic rock formations to churning whirlpools to miles and miles of sandy beaches.
A short drive from Portland takes you to Oregon’s Pacific Coast Highway with its picturesque coastal scenery, lush evergreen forests and quaint coastal towns.
The beauty and serenity of the Pacific strand on 3½ mile Cannon Beach is unprecedented and is regularly voted one of America’s Best Beaches.
Enjoy the unspoiled and sparsely settled Oregon coast as you head towards Newport, nestled between the Coast Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay and visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.
As you reach mid-coast, the landscape changes dramatically with the impressive Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area which includes 32,000 acres of shifting sand dunes up to 385 feet high in a Sahara Desert like atmosphere. A bit farther south, you can enjoy tidepooling at Sunset Bay and Cape Arago State Park. From November through May, you can watch as whales head south for California.
Call Bon Voyage to discuss where to stay to enjoy this fabulous coast.