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The Oregon coast offers views and endless access to the ocean. There are so many options that it is hard to decide where to go next. The coast is one of our favorite winter day-trips.
What to pack for a winter day-trip to the Oregon Coast?
Hats, gloves, rain pants, spare socks, spare clothes, winter jackets, sunglasses, and rain jackets.
Our van stays stocked with food and kitchen supplies but I usually make sure that I have plenty of hot cocoa and a fast way to boil water!
What does Cape Perpetua and the Oregon Coast have to offer?
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes 2700 arces of Oregon’s coast. There are views from 800 feet above the shore.
There is a trail system, visitor’s center, ranger programs, and amazing views. Bring your inter-agency pass and settle in for the day.
A paved trail, with a tunnel under 101, leads from the visitor’s center to places with names like Devil’s churn and Thor’s well.
Are There Tide Pools?
There are tide pools. It is worth noting that these are not nearly as robust as the ones a few miles north at Yaquina Head, but none the less, the kids enjoy them.
Where Should We Eat Lunch?
As usual, we are always on the look out for places to park our van and enjoy a good meal. Cape Perpetua does not disappoint!
Head approximately one mile south to Neptune South. It is sure not to disappoint!
The kids love checking out the beach, running through water, splashing in puddles, discovering beach creatures, skipping stones, making dams, and they will continue this all day if I let them!
The pics do not do it justice!
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