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Thoughts fade away along this wind-swept shoreline, home to soaring sand dunes, pristine state parks, and bustling harbors. It doesn’t get much more coastal than this region. And thanks to a pioneering beach bill, all 363 miles of Oregon’s coastline remain free and public. That means endless opportunities to comb for agates or glass floats, watch for whales, seals and puffins, make footprints in the sand or simply be captivated by the beautiful beaches and coastline. No matter the season, the Oregon Coast is a rejuvenating getaway.
ONE-DAY NORTH OREGON COAST TOUR for two (2) Guests up to eleven (10) Guests.
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Ground Transportation from your pick-up point to Oregon’s Northern Coast.
Guests will visit – Astoria, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Lewis & Clark’s Fort Clatsop, The Bridgewater Bristo, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, Three Capes Scenic Drive, Return to Portland.
Tour Duration – 8 ½ to 9 Hours
Guests will travel through beautiful hills and lush forests to the mouth of the Columbia River where they will visit Astoria on the North Oregon Coast. From Astoria, we will work our way southward along the coast stopping at historic and ocean side spots. Many that only locals know.
Guests will visit the Astoria Column that crowns the town for panoramic views of the entire region. Next, a visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum reveals the story of the Northwest’s seagoing history in an engaging way and offers a scenic viewpoint to observe the river. Just south of Astoria is Lewis and Clark’s Fort Clatsop, where it is easy to picture yourself back in time over 200 years.
Lunch – Guests will stop for lunch at The Bridgewater Bristo in Astoria. Locally sourced, organic/natural meats, fish and vegetables.
Before Guests journey south, they will continue due west to see the remains of the 1906 shipwreck Peter Iredale on the beach at Fort Stevens State Park.
From Astoria, Guests will travel south to Seaside’s Turnaround and Promenade. It’s the Oregon Coast’s first beach resort town, among the Coast’s most famous landmarks dating from the 1920s.
From Seaside Guests travel to Ecola State Park which may be the most photographed on the Coast. On a clear day, you can look out over endless ocean along with Crescent Beach, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and Cape Falcon nearly 15 miles to the south.
Three Capes Scenic Drive is one of the great side trips off Coast Highway US 101 between Tillamook and Pacific City leads visitors to stunning views at Cape Meares, Cape Lookout, and Cape Kiwanda. Cape Meares offers a short walk to a lighthouse with panoramic views along the way. Cape Lookout is perfect for a picnic, beach access or hike to the end of the cape. Cape Kiwanda offers tide pools at its base, but scale the giant sand dune for views of the dramatically sculpted sandstone cliff sides to the north.
From Three Capes Guests will continue south along the Oregon Coast to Highway 26. From Highway 26 Guests will begin their scenic drive back to Portland.