The Oregon Coast

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  • 1. Haystack Rock

    Geological Site

    Towering over the broad, sandy beach is a gorgeous, 235-foot-high dome that is one of the most photographed natural wonders on the Oregon Coast...Read More

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  • 2. Cape Arago Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    On a rock island just offshore from Charleston near Sunset Bay State Park, this lighthouse has had several iterations; the first lighthouse...Read More

  • 3. Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

    Beach–Sight

    Huge waves pound the jagged sandstone cliffs and caves here, and the much-photographed, 327-foot-high Haystack Rock (not to be confused with...Read More

  • 4. Cape Meares State Park

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    On the northern tip of the Three Capes Loop is Cape Meares State Park. The restored Cape Meares Lighthouse, built in 1890 and open to the...Read More

  • 5. Charleston Marina Complex

    Marina/Pier/Dock

    At this bustling marina 8 miles west of Coos Bay, there's a launch ramp, a store with tackle and marine supplies, an RV park, a motel, restaurants...Read More

  • 6. Darlingtonia State Natural Site

    Garden/Arboretum

    Six miles south of Sea Lion Caves, on the east side of U.S. 101, is an example of the rich plant life found in the marshy terrain near the coast...Read More

  • 7. Hanthorn Cannery Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Drive or walk over the rickety-seeming (but actually completely sturdy) bridge onto historic Pier 39, which juts out into the Columbia River...Read More

  • 8. South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The 5,000-acre reserve's fragile ecosystem supports everything from algae to bald eagles and black bears. More than 300 species of birds have...Read More

  • 9. Tillamook Cheese Factory

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    In high season, hundreds of visitors stop by the largest cheese-making plant on the West Coast to watch the cheese-making process, enjoy free...Read More

  • 10. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    The state's oldest wooden lighthouse was only in commission for three years (1871–74), because it was determined that it was built in the wrong...Read More

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