An Oregon coast road trip is a highlight when visiting the Pacific Northwest region of the USA. Spanning 363 miles, Highway 101 is an All-American Road that winds down the entire Oregon coast from Astoria on the Columbia River to the California border.
If I had of known the Oregon communities of Brookings and Harbor straddling the Chetco River were significantly warmer than other Oregon Coast towns, I would have planned to make it a road trip stop and explore.
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.
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. We did it driving up from Humbug in the South.