Top 4 Oregon Coast Attractions
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Join us in this video as we take you back in time a few months to our summer visit to the Oregon Coast. With so many beautiful features the Oregon Coast is one of our favorite places. It’s really hard to pick just a few of the areas to share with you but we think that these 4 should be at the top of your Oregon coast visit list. Enjoy! 😊
The Florence Oregon area is probably the most scenic on the Oregon Coast, check out our photo gallery here.
The Haystack Rock tide pools are home to many intertidal animals, including colorful starfish, sea anemone, crabs, and sea slugs. The rock is also a nesting site for many seabirds and puffins. Low tide offers the ability to walk right up to the tide-pools.
Just north of the picturesque little Central Coast town of Depoe Bay is Boiler Bay which is named for spectacular fiery 1910 shipwreck. It’s named after what remains of one of the most spectacular shipwrecks in American history, its rusty boiler is still visible at low tide.
The J. Marhoffer was a 175-foot, 600-ton steam schooner built at John Lindstrom’s shipyard in Aberdeen. On May 18, 1910, she was still practically brand-new and was coming back to her home port in Portland from a run to San Francisco when an assistant engineer, working on a gasoline-burning blowtorch, accidentally overpressurized it and blew the thing up. – Off the Beat – Oregon History
I almost fell off the Oregon Coast! 🙃
Devils Churn is a narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean south of Yachats, Oregon. It is located in the Siuslaw National Forest and is accessible via the Restless Waters trail from the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area visitor’s center or the U.S. Route 101 overlook.
The inlet developed over many thousands of years as wave action carved into the basalt shoreline, first forming a deep sea cave whose roof eventually collapsed. As the tide comes in it can throw spray several hundred feet into the air when the waves reach the end of the churn. Visitors are urged to be cautious when visiting the churn as it can be dangerous. – Wikipedia
Sitting on the edge of the Oregon coast near Cape Perpetua, a gaping, seemingly bottomless sinkhole swallows the unbroken stream of seawater around it. Thor’s Well, as the natural wonder is known, is not actually bottomless; it is, however, very dangerous.
The best time to visit Thor’s Well is one hour before the high tide to see it without water and then observe how the formation fills up. According to some researchers, the Well probably started out as a sea cave dug out by the waves before the roof eventually collapsed and created openings at the bottom and top through which the ocean sprays. The huge hole is likely only around 20 feet deep, but it still manages to produce amazing sights. – Atlas Obscura
There is so much to see along the Oregon coast, you can spend weeks exploring. You won’t be disappointed if you drive the coast in Oregon!
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