Pacific City, a slightly sleepy beachfront town where sand drifts across parking lots and fishing dories ride the waves into shore, is the perfect Oregon coast town. Go check out Haystack Rock. It is 90 feet taller than the one with the same name in Cannon Beach!
In this itinerary for exploring Oregon’s Northern Coast, you’ll spend five nights and six days marveling at rugged coastlines, jumping in swimming holes, hiking, and watching the waves break. This route will take you from Portland to Astoria, down the Northern Coast to Tillamook, and then back to Portland.
Spring is the perfect time of year for whale watching up and down the west coast, so we’ve put together a few tips and suggested destinations. Rent a camper van and head to the coast. You’ll have a whale of a tale to tell.