Best Viewpoints on the Central Oregon Coast
Published: 06/16/2015 Updated: 07/09/2015
A sunset view from Heceta Head near Florence, Oregon
Photo by Gary Hayes
Between Lincoln City and Florence, you'll find seven easily accessible viewpoints you shouldn't miss when traveling the Central Oregon Coast.
Waves surge up a narrow channel in the rocky shoreline, exploding on the rocks into a fine mist and foamy cloud, then "whoosh!," a plume of vaporized water shoots out of a small hole in the rock. It's Spouting Horn at Cook's Chasm in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and it's one of those places that I cannot pass without stopping whenever I travel the Central Oregon Coast. In seven easy stops you can experience some of the best of this stretch of coast even if you only have a day, though you are likely to find it challenging to tear yourself away and will want more time to explore these amazing natural areas.