20+ Highlights of an Oregon Coast Road Trip (Highway 101)

It’s a choose your own adventure kind of experience across a dramatic rocky coastline of sea stacks and fierce cliffs, evergreen forests, seaside dunes, marine ecosystems, and small coastal towns. 

Brookings – Harbor

It’s located on the Wild Rivers Coast, just over the border from California and is a great base for recreation on the Chetco, Rogue, Elks and Sixes Rivers. 

Jet Boating on the Rogue River, Gold Beach

One of the best adventures on your Oregon coast road trip is to spend a day jet boating on the nationally designated Wild and Scenic River – the Rogue River on the South Oregon Coast. 

Humbug Mountain State Park

The Oregon Coast Trail passes through the stunning Humbug Mountain State Park located where the mountains reach the sea. 

Cape Blanco State Park and Lighthouse

Lighthouse lovers will want to stop at the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the oldest and highest operational lighthouses in Oregon. It’s situated in Cape Blanco State Park, which is the second most-westerly point in continental USA. 

Beach Loop Drive, Bandon

Just outside of the town of Bandon is the easy 5 mile beach loop drive offering access to several beaches and beautiful views of rocky spires and offshore rock formations, many with names.