THE NORTH OREGON COAST
Everyone told us that the Oregon Coast is even prettier than the Washington coast. It's too early in the journey to know if that's true...but our first glimpse is pretty spectacular.
The campsite @ Nehalem Bay is not bad either. If we had a plane, we could fly in.
The beach is a quarter mile slog through deep sand dunes. This beach is worth the effort.
Tillamook cheese is a farmer owned dairy co-op with a great marketing strategy. Thousands of people visit the factory where you can watch the cheese being made and packaged. There is a store on site and a cafe where you can get- you guessed it- grilled cheese sandwiches. We visited the factory and sampled some of the BEST ice cream I've ever tasted.
Back on the coast, a short but steep hike took us up Neahkahnie mountain to this impressive view of our beach and campground in the dunes. The rock formations on this section of coast are scenic indeed.
Trails through the woods lead to sand and sea.
Cape Meares light house was built in 1889 and finished in1890. It sits high on a cliff and is only 38 feet tall making it the shortest lighthouse on the Oregon coast. Read more about it here:
An evening slog to the beach yields a beautiful sunset.