Friday, December 14, 2012
Oregon Coast site update coming soon....
will soon feature weather, tides, and up to date events listings for the entire coast.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Oregon Coast - Brookings, Oregon 069
Looking forward to the winter waves and skies of the Oregon Coast. Oregon's great in summer but our rough and tumble coast is simply outstanding in the winter, where big surf pounds the rocky shore sending spray hundreds of feet in the air.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Oregon Coast Highway
The Pacific Coast National Scenic Byway offers incomparable coastal scenery as it winds along the Pacific up and down the coast of Oregon. From Astoria in the north to Brookings in the south, highway 101 often hugs the rocky cliffs although there are also stretches of highway without views. Allow more time for this route than you'd think with a casual look at a map. For example it only takes about 4-5 hours to travel from Southern Oregon to Portland via Interstate 5, but it can take as log as twelve hours to travel from Astoria to Brookings along the coast, depending on traffic and conditions and your driving tendencies. But this drive is not to be missed - in my opinion the Oregon Coast from Yachats to Brookings offers the world's best coastal scenery - largely unspoiled and appearing much as it has for the past millennia. Spruce and Fir forests to one side and crashing surf to the other make this an unforgettable journey. Be sure to take some of the amazing short hikes at Oregon State Parks or highway 101 scenic waysides. Devil Churn at Cape Perpetua and Indian Sands near Brookings are both short but spectacular coast hikes.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Oregon Coast, Stones on the beach in Brookings Oregon
Along the Oregon Coast (this is at Brookings. Oregon) Beachcombing is a great activity, especially in winter when the waves mix up the rocks on the shore. Semiprecious stones called "agates" are a prize here even though they have very little actual money value. Agates are a form of chalcedony. The agates are polished by the waves and sand into a great collection piece. Unfortunately, they are VERY hard to find. www.OregonCoastTravel.net
Monday, March 21, 2011
Oregon Coast - Brookings, Oregon 068
Lone Ranch Beach on the Oregon Coast. This fairly secluded beach is located about 4 miles north of Brookings Oregon just off Highway 101, the Oregon Coast National Scenic Byway.