To me, practically nothing represents summertime extra than hitting the open road, blaring some embarrassing (but very enjoyable) sing-a-longs and producing pit stops at questionable roadside diners.
There’s genuinely no other type of travel that replicates the feeling of a fantastic ol’ road trip. When I’m on the road, time does not appear to matter as significantly and I even welcome the the thought of finding lost. Regardless of a road trip in America or my motorcycle journey by way of Vietnam, I’m extra than pleased to embrace each and every portion of it!
This year, I checked off 1 of the most recognizable roadtrips in North America. Regularly ranked as 1 of the most effective drives, the Oregon Coast unquestionably didn’t disappoint.
It is a comparatively brief drive from north to south Oregon, about 550km. But it is also 1 you will want to soak up each and every portion of the way.
From north to south, right here are 3 of my favourite spots along the way on Highway 101.
Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach is 1 of the most substantial beach towns you will hit on this journey. Whilst it is heavily constructed to garner vacationers, with lots of restaurants, shops and accommodations, it is nonetheless mighty charming and a excellent way to invest an afternoon.
Close by to Cannon Beach is Ecola State Park. It is not a significant park, but it delivers some gorgeous viewpoints of Cannon Beach and the ocean line from above.
3 Capes Scenic Drive
What’s a roadtrip with out finding off the path a bit? Highway 101 is excellent and all, but considering that it is nonetheless a key highway, it does not constantly provide the most effective views of the Oregon Coast. Rather, make the detour and turn off Highway 101 to head south on Whiskey Creek Road. This smaller, 1-lane road requires you correct to the edge of the coastline, providing a spectacular drive.
Along the way, take breaks at the 3 capes Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda to soak in the practical experience even extra.
Saving the most effective for final, Yachats is a smaller town that tends to make a massive effect. It is also my favourite spot on the trip. Possibly due to its place and how the water comes in from the ocean, but some of the bedrocks right here are unbelievable sights. I especially really like how dramatic they’ve named them Devil’s Churn, Cook’s Chasm and Thor’s Nicely!