Coast Explorer Magazine - The Explorer's Guide to the Oregon Coast and Washington Coast
Facebook Email Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Read Coastal Explorer Visit Destinations in Coastal Explorer Coastal Explorer Calendar of Events
Ask Oregon: Romantic Getaways
Published: 09/26/2016
 
Photo by Beth Wise

Coast Explorer publisher Gary Hayes answers questions from travelers as Travel Oregon's "Ask Oregon" expert for the Oregon Coast.

Question:
Can you recommend a scenic place to stay for a romantic getaway and what is the best month to go?

Answer:
I'll offer a few ideas for different parts of the coast.
On the North Oregon Coast, Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach is one of the coast's most luxurious lodging options and Cannon Beach offers quick access to scenic areas including miles of sandy beach, Oregon's iconic Haystack Rock and beautiful Ecola State Park. For a runner-up, the views of Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock can't be beat from Hallmark Resort and Spa.

On the Central Oregon Coast, Overleaf Lodge and Spa is an upscale lodging property overlooking a turbulent section of the oceanfront in Yachat. It is just minutes away from the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area with attractions like Devil's Churn and Cook's Chasm with Spouting Horn and Thor's Well. As a runner-up, the Heceta Head Lighthouse lightkeeper's cottage is operated as a bed and breakfast just south of Cape Perpetua. The cottage overlooks a beautiful cove and the seven-course breakfast is famous.

On the South Oregon Coast, Sunset Oceanfront Lodging's Vern Brown Addition offers some of the most stunning view rooms of Bandon's oceanfront rock formations and beach. The day trip north to Cape Arago is one of the Oregon Coast's scenic gems with three interconnected State Parks on the cape. A runner-up or alternative would be WildSpring Guest Habitat in Port Orford. The property is in a beautifully wooded setting with small cozy cabins that are richly decorated. You can explore the private grounds with outdoor art in every direction or soak in the ocean view hot tub. Port Orford is a scenic location and it's easy to explore the stunning South Oregon Coast scenery all the way to the southern border on a day trip or you can venture north to Cape Blanco State Park and Bandon.

As far as when to go, I prefer to travel when crowds are smaller (and rooms are less expensive!). The months of October and May are among my favorites. Rain is always a possibility during these months, but travelers in the know don't come to the Oregon Coast to work on their tan!

You can submit your questions for the Ask Oregon program at: traveloregon.com/ask-oregon

Search
MORE TO EXPLORE
 
Seaside's Broadway, Prom and Turnaround have attracted visitors to Oregon's original coastal resort town since the 1920s. When Oregon was... [read more]
Six day trips from Seaside offer a collection of diverse experiences, including Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock, Pacific Vista... [read more]
An abundance of must-see marine exhibits & encounters await you at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. The Oregon Coast... [read more]
Sponsored Links
  • Lincoln City
    Featured Destination
    With plenty of activities, both indoors and out, Lincoln City is the perfect getaway for the whole family. After enjoying...
  • Lincoln City Activities and Attractions
    Located minutes from the casino, this 18-hole golf course is yet another way for us to showcase how “It’s Better...
  • Seaside Activities and Attractions
    More than 20 great stores all under one roof. Ride the carousel, have an old-time photo taken, get your portrait...
  • Astoria Activities and Attractions
    Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail that was featured in The Goonies, the museum invites visitors to explore the...
Subscribe
to Coast Explorer
Subscribe to Coast Explorer Magazine now and don't miss another issue featuring our beautiful photography and design, interesting feature stories and guides to coastal attractions, events, dining, shopping, arts and lodging. Annual subscriptions (3 issues) are only $15