- The Oregon
- The southern Oregon Coast is filled with
great coastal views. We enjoyed the drive so
much that we made it all the way to Gold
Beach before we decided it was time to stop.
Rather than camping on the beach, we decided
to try the Four Seasons campground on the
Rogue River. We selected a spot overlooking
the river and enjoyed some fantastic
- The May flies had just hatched and it was
fun to watch the swallows at dusk diving for
the flies. They looked like fighter planes
over the water. We were amazed that the birds
didn't run into each other.
Next, we headed south for some tide pooling, but
we were disappointed with the places we explored.
- Agate Beach
- We enjoy rock hounding, so we decided to
check out Agate
Beach. We stopped at Otter Point State
Wayside and hiked out to the cliffs. The
wildflowers were beautiful and the natural
arch was interesting, but there was no beach
access. Next, we headed down a backroad and
found a pull-out. From there, we hiked to the
beach. Although we only found a few good
agates, we enjoyed the hike down to the beach
and the walk along the water.
The next day we left the campground and headed
We took a trip to the small town of Bandon.
Although the weather was rainy, we enjoyed our
walk around the shows. We particularly liked the
art galleries that were filled with wonderful
Northwest artwork. We spent some time in the
kayak shop talking to the owner about the
advantages of kayaks over canoes.
- Beverly Beach State
- We stopped for the night at Beverly
Beach State Park campground. This
beautiful campground is across the road from
the beach in a wooded area. The campsites
have a picnic table and lots of room between
sites. We'll go back to this campground!
- We decided to give tide pooling another
try, so we headed to Yaquina
Head. This BLM area contains a nice
lighthouse, tide pool area, lots of birds,
and even seals. We spent some time exploring
the tide pools and found lots of starfish,
crabs, and sea anemones.
- Although we enjoyed our trip, it was time to move
north toward Washington. We headed across Highway 20
through Portland and up to Vancouver.
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