15 Mesmerizing Oregon Coast Photos

Anyone who’s ever driven along the Oregon Coast will agree that it’s a truly stunning place. With a length of 363 miles, it’s an enormously long stretch of coastline, which encompasses rock formations and cliffs, small tourist towns and pristine forests. So, you can consider this post to be an homage to the Oregon Coast, a collection of inspiring Oregon coast photos that, hopefully, will make you want to visit the spectacular and wild coast of Oregon.

Running from Astoria on the Washington border in the north to Brookings near the California border in the south, coastal Oregon makes for a superb road trip destination. This is because the entire coastline is paralleled by U.S. Route 101. This scenic highway, known as the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, basically hugs the Oregon Coast for most of its length, offering easy access to secluded beaches, scenic viewpoints and the dozens upon dozens of Oregon Coast state parks.

I know this is a less-known region—I, myself, wasn’t aware of its existence before I moved to Portland. Now, however, I’m in love with the coast of Oregon. I go there to find peace, to think, to photograph, to enjoy the sea breeze, to relish the gorgeous scenery.

15 Breathtaking Oregon Coast Photos

Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach is one of the most popular and accessible state parks on the Oregon Coast.

Ecola State Park, Oregon in Fall

The Astoria-Megler Bridge spans the Columbia River near its mouth in Astoria and connects Oregon and Washington.

Astoria-Megler Bridge in Astoria, coast of Oregon

Sunsets can be downright sensational all along the coast of Oregon.

Sunset on the Oregon Coast

Don’t miss the Thor’s Well sinkhole in Cape Perpetua!

Thor's Well on the Oregon Coast

Waves batter the cliffs of Cape Kiwanda non-stop, occasionally providing an impressive, and dangerous, spectacle.

Waves battering Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

It’s not a large state park, but Cape Meares does have a pretty lighthouse and is a great spot to watch the sunset.

Cape Meares Lighthouse, Oregon Coast

A woman overlooks the sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean in Cape Lookout State Park.

Woman overlooking Cape Lookout, Oregon Coast

Low tide at Hug Point gives access to a seasonal waterfall on the beach. How cool is that?

Hug Point State Park waterfall, Oregon Coast

Possibly the most spectacular section of the Oregon Coast is the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor near the border with California.

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon Coast Photos

Another amazing spot on the southern Oregon Coast is rock-strewn and sea stack-filled Bandon Beach.

Rocks on the beach in Bandon, Oregon

Photogenic Heceta Head Lighthouse is one of the most photographed buildings on the entire coast.

Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon Coast photos

The Needles are a prominent rock formation off Cannon Beach.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

The main and most famous sea stack at Cannon Beach, however, is Haystack Rock, a protected wildlife refuge.

Walk on the Beach, Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, Oregon

You’ll find another Haystack Rock, which is even larger, at Cape Kiwanda, a fantastic spot to see wave action, whales, and have a beach beer.

Beach at Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon

Looking east from Cape Kiwanda, you have a wonderful view of Pacific City.

Pacific City beach, Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

Have you ever visited the beautiful Oregon Coast? I hope you enjoy these Oregon coast photos. Share your experiences in the comments below!

About Bram

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Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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