Day 2: Oregon Coast

We wanted to fit in more into this day to have a relaxing day on Monday and get some rest before working days, however, I don't recommend doing this. Oregon coast is very beautiful, maybe even more beautiful than California but less advertised. There are so many beautiful places to explore that with our schedule we had to prioritize and spend limited time on all those stops. I would recommend to take at least 2 days to cover this part of the coast.

Most of the parking lots were free. If you enter state park parking area you'll be asked to pay $5 per day and this ticket works across all state parks!

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is a 12 mi long state park and our first stop. There are several parking areas along this park and multiple hiking trails in the forest, on the cliffs, or on the beach. It's possible to spend hours in this place!

Natural Bridges is a quick stop on a dedicated vista point. Some people manage to hike down to the rocks but there's a small observation platform for the view.

Sisters Rock is another great place to stop.

There are many lighthouses on the way but since we had limited time we selected Heceta Lighthouse for our stop as it is easily accessible and is located in a beautiful spot. The parking lot is located within a quick hike to the lighthouse with breathtaking views.

We had time for one more stop before it got dark and we chose Cape Perpetua with it's famous Thor's Well (last picture).

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