Explore The Beaver, Cannon Beach, and more!

Anyone who’s driven the Oregon Coast won’t be surprised that the Beaver State tops the list. There’s just so much to see: from sea lion caves to massive sand dunes to the famed Goonies Rock (pictured), which stands sentry on Cannon Beach.CNT Editors say: "One of the best scenic drives I've done—starting up at the northwestern-most tip with amazing coffee in Astoria, down the coast past Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, a little farther for a beer on the beach in surfer's cove Paradise City…

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Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, OR

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach Oregon, 1990 after annual conference in Portland. flying kites, making dinners, walking on the beach, great friends. Rest in peace Dusty and Greer.

Spend a day along Oregon’s gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses, on this tour from Portland. Visit the quaint town of Astoria, the site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies, and explore Cannon Beach, where you’ll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries.

Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach, Portland

Road Trip bag idea... I have one of these bags (used it for art journaling)

We're hitting the road for a holiday weekend, including a 9 hour car ride down the east coast! Loving this: Concepts for Kids: Road Trip Vacation + Free Printable Packing List for Kids

Oregon Beaches Fine Art Photograph - Beach Wall Decor - Oregon Coast Art - Seascapes - Rustic Beach House Wall Art - Coastal Photography by denisebruchman on Etsy #denisebruchman #beachhousewallart #beaches #oregoncoast

Oregon Beaches Fine Art Photograph - Beach Wall Decor - Oregon Coast Art - Seascapes - Rustic Beach House Wall Art - Coastal Photography by denisebruchman on Etsy

Sea Lions in sea cave. Oregon, USA

Sea Lions in sea cave. Oregon, USA (color) - amazing little place down an elevator shaft!

We continued down 101 with a stop for lunch at Pacific City (), a popular public beach with a massive 500-foot dune that the kids were eager to climb. For my money, it was a less attractive spot than Cannon Beach, if only because people are allowed to park their cars on the sand, marring the view. We continued on past Newport, site of the Oregon Coast Aquarium (541-867-3474, ), which we skipped. (It seems to get mostly raves on TripAdvisor.)Instead we passed through Yachats and made a pit…

5 must-see spots along Oregon Coast Highway 101

We continued down 101 with a stop for lunch at Pacific City (), a popular public…

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