Cascade Head is a headland just north of Lincoln City, and south of Neskowin. The land is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy. The highlight of this area is a rare patch of coastal meadows, along the southern hillside. Un-developed habitats like this area rare, and home to a variety of rare species.
The Pacific Ocean is a huge territory to explore. While the waters might seem monotonous, they're teeming with life, and change character through the seasons and with the weather.
There are beautiful and memorable locations all along the Central Oregon Coast - too numerous to list!
Heceta Head (heh-SEE-tah) is located about 20 minutes south of Yachats, OR, along the Oregon Coast.
The classic view of Heceta Head is along a roadside pullout, about a half-mile south of the lighthouse. If you stop there, be sure to look down the cliffs to spot Sea Lions.
Yaquina Head (Yah-KWIN-uh) is just a few miles north of Newport, Oregon... on the Oregon Coast, of course.
There is an entrance fee to visit the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. It is administered by the BLM.
Seal Rock State Wayside is located along the Oregon Coast, just north of Waldport, OR.
Check the tides. If you want to see tidepools, your best bet is during low tide. And not all low tides are created equally. Look up an annual tide chart to find the lowest tides of the season...
Newport, Oregon is located on the central Oregon coast. Newport has a lot to offer, from the historic and picturesque marina, to a great aquairium, to spectacular coastal views.