The Oregon Coast is one of those places that somehow gets prettier with every visit. From incredible lighthouses and shipwrecks to hidden coves, stunning beaches, and impossibly gorgeous panoramas, the Oregon Coast captivates and inspires, placing it as one of America’s best areas for outdoor exploration. For 363 miles, US Highway 101 runs along the Oregon Coast, providing endless opportunities for camping, hiking, beach-combing, and sunsets. While there are hundreds of places to stop, these ten will serve as a perfect introduction to the unspoiled beauty of the Oregon Coast. See them all on one epic road trip or see them as they change through the seasons. Either way, you will fall in love with this rugged and accessible stretch of coastline.
Between Depoe Bay and Newport sits one of the geological wonders of Oregon. Known as Devils Punchbowl, the iconic rock formation is thought to have been created when two caves carved by the ocean collapsed. Today, the region offers low tide exploration and incredible whale-watching opportunities in late March and April. Full of wildlife, family-friendly adventures, and the ever-present power of the churning Pacific, Devil’s Punchbowl should not be skipped