Photo Hotspots


Cannon Beach

Oswald West State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park

Nedonna Beach

Manhattan Beach


Cape Meares

Cape Kiwanda

Devil's Lake

Yaquina Head

Colour Gallery

The Oregon Coast is a beautiful piece of coastline that stretches some 363 miles (584 km) approximately from the Columbia River in the north to the California state border in the south. My drive along this amazing U.S. Highway 101 took from Astoria on the Columbia River in the north right down to Crissey Fields State Park shortly before the Californian border 5 days. I wasn’t in a hurry & was hoping to see some spectacular sunsets along the way.

Three primary landforms are common along the Oregon coast, they distinguish the regions based on their frequency of occurrence & location in relation to the shoreline: cliffs, beaches & stacks. Of course coming myself from a region in the south west of England where the coastline is dominated by a high cliff line & rough surf I felt pretty much at home although you notice that you are somewhere different due to the quaint wooden houses & towns lining the coast.

“The redwood is the glory of the Coast Range. It extends along the western slope, in a nearly continuous belt about ten miles wide, from beyond the Oregon boundary to the south of Santa Cruz, a distance of nearly four hundred miles & in massive, sustained grandeur & closeness of growth surpasses all the other timber woods of the world.”

– John Muir

“I used to think I’d like to have been a pioneer on the Oregon Trail, experience untamed America.”

– Tracie Peterson

“Oregon is an inspiration. Whether you come to it, or are born to it, you become entranced by our state’s beauty, the opportunity she affords & the independent spirit of her citizens.”

– Tom McCall


Did You Know?

Sunsets are always a spectacle on the Oregon coast, but some are more spectacular than others it seems. There is a phenomenon known locally as the “Green Flash.” This rarity only happens on a day free of clouds & is the result of a variety of conditions that block out certain colour bands for a split second displaying a green colour directly above the sunset.

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