A number of my readers have commented regarding future visits to Oregon. In the spirit of encouraging travel, I will be highlighting my twelve favorite Oregon sights over the course of the next blogs.
Okay, that might be a little broad. My family loves to stay at the centrally located, Yachats, OR because we love Trail 804. The trail features sights and activities for various levels of mobility. The smelt sands are really interesting depending on the time of year; they are a few hundred feet from the parking lot. The trail extends one mile to the north, ending on an expanse of beach reaching more than five miles. On the beach, tide pools and coastal wildlife are often spotted.
I love the Sea Lion Caves. The drive from Yachats, OR is beautiful, passing through Cape Perpetua. Hiking abounds between Yachats and Sea Lion Caves. The actual exhibit is a bit of a hike for those of us with limited mobility, but it is well worth the views. If you can’t walk to the elevator down, you will enjoy the views, but the price to get in may not be worth the excursion. If the hill doesn’t bother your body, the caves are really interesting when inhabited by sea lions.
Another favorite photography spot it Yaquina Head Lighthouse. The walk to and around the lighthouse itself is short and sweet. Winds can be brutal in the winter and spring, but the ruggedness of the Oregon Coast creates it’s beauty. Below the lighthouse is a beautiful interactive tide pool hosted by the Forest Service. Guides can point out species and warn of foul weather. Seals and sea lions often rest on the outer rocks.