Important locations on the Oregon coastline include the towns of Astoria and Seaside, Ecola State Park, Three Capes Scenic Drive and Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Other locations appearing on an Oregon coastline map are Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Cape Arago.Continue Reading
Astoria, Oregon, located on the northernmost coast of the state, is historically significant for several reasons. Famous explorers Lewis and Clark spent a winter in the area at Fort Clatsop. Fort Stevens State Park is home to the remains of the Peter Iredale shipwreck of 1906. The town also plays a significant role in Oregon's rich seagoing history.
Seaside, Oregon, also located on the northern coastline, was the first beach resort town established in the state. The Seaside Promenade is its most famous landmark, dating back to the 1920s. The town's Broadway is filled with restaurants, shops and family attractions.
Ecola State Park, located in Cannon Beach, Oregon, contains hiking trails adjacent to the beach and is home to Haystack Rock and Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. Three Capes Scenic Drive, located between Tillamook and Pacific City, provides views as it connects Capes Meares, Lookout and Kiwanda. Cape Kiwanda's giant sand dune provides a view of Oregon's unique sculpted sandstone cliffs.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area in Lincoln County, Oregon, is located about midway down the state's coastline. Twenty-six miles of hiking trails wind through rain forest and rocky coastlines. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area covers 40 miles of the state's southern coastline. All-terrain vehicles are allowed through the dunes, which are populated with intermittent campgrounds.
Cape Arago, one of Oregon's southernmost capes, offers walking paths with cliff views. Its inter-tidal area provides the opportunity for seal and sea lion viewing.Learn more about The West