Oregon Coast

Tillamook Bay heading south from Garibaldi on Highway 101.
Tillamook Bay at highway 101 south of Garibaldi
Tillamook Bay Entrance (in the fog) - Looking north from The Scenic Loop Highway at Cape Meares.
Tillamook Bay entrance from the Scenic Loop Highway
On the way south from Tillamook, stop at Cape Meares beach - miles of sandy beach and 1,000s of old trees.
Cape Meares beach driftwood
Cliffs at Cape Meares, a jutting, rocky outcropping and the historic Cape Meares lighthouse.
Cliffs at Cape Meares
Cape Meares Light. Only 38 feet tall but size doesn't matter ... it stands on a cliff towering 215 feet above the Pacific.
Cape Meares lighthouse
Looking south from Cape Meares toward Oceanside and the Three Arch Rocks National Marine Sanctuary.
View of Three Arch Rocks National Marine Sanctuary at Cape Meares
Short Beach - between Cape Meares and Oceanside. Difficult to find. Only access is 200 wood steps from the road to the beach.
Short Beachbetween Cape Meares and Oceanside Oregon
Early morning on the beach at Oceanside. Hint: Go through the tunnel at the north end of the beach.
Oceanside beach in early morning fog
Early morning at Oceanside, No sun yet to burn off the fog.
Three Rocks at Oceanside in early morning fog
Three Arch Rocks National Marine Sanctuary at sunrise.
Reflection of Three Rocks Marine Sanctuary
Walking on the beach amongst the towering basalt giants at Oceanside.
Basalt haystacks on the Oceanside beach
Haystacks in the early morning mist at Oceanside.
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Haystacks in silhouette.
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Three Arch Rocks - another view at sunrise.
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Three Arch Rocks at sunrise - Oceanside.
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Birds waiting for lunch on the haystacks at Oceanside.
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A cottage on the cliffs at Oceanside.
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A hidden pocket beach in Oceanside.
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Three Arch Rocks overview from the highest cliff in Oceanside.
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Sunset at Oceanside.
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Heading south toward Pacific City, looking north toward Oceanside from Netart's Bay.
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Netart's Bay, south of Oceanside.
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The sun setting behind Kiwanda Rock in Pacific City
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A cormorant waiting for tomorrow's breakfast in Pacific City.
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Fisherman's Rock, south of Lincoln City. Careful ... part of the path has disappeared and fallen into the ocean.
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A pocket beach at Fisherman's Rock. Pocket beaches were formed by lava flows and are unique to Oregon.
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Depoe Bay, south of Lincoln City, at the Siletz River.
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Siletz Bay inlet at Depoe Bay
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Fogerty Beach south of Lincoln City. Exposed lava flows from millions of years ago.
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An inlet on Bridge Loop Road north of Devil's Punch Bowl.
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Devil's Punch Bowl. High tide and high swells create a water cannon that shoots straight up out of the hole.
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An outcropping at Devil's Punch Bowl.
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Another cliff jutting out into the Pacific at Devil's Punch Bowl.
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The Pacific Ocean painting rocks.
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A "sneaker wave." The Oregon Coast is known for sneaker waves. Watch your back!
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Yaquina Head overlook.
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The Yaquina Lighthouse north of Newport. The tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast ... 93 feet.
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