BOARDMAN STATE PARK - This shorefront park north of Brookings is a wonderful stretch of coastal islands, beaches, coves, and capes.
CAPE BLANCO - Cape Blanco's plateau juts more than a mile to sea. Nearby is a picturesque lighthouse built in 1870, a restored 1898 Victorian ranch house museum and a campground.
CAPE KIWANDA - Near Pacific City, this beach is one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action. It is also known for its dory fishing fleet and is a popular destination for beachcombers, hikers, tidepoolers and kite fliers.
CAPE LOOKOUT - Cape Lookout's narrow, cliff-edged headland juts two miles straight out into the Pacific Ocean. The cape's park is located near Tillamook and includes a popular campground and several trails.
CAPE PERPETUA - Cape Perpetua stands next to the sea with a 700-foot cliff.Many viewpoint abound when you drive down Highway 101 which clings to a ledge of the shore near Yachats. The cape has a visitor center, tidepools, and trails.
FLORAS LAKE - This lake near Bandonis the Oregon Coas'st is most popular windsurfing center.
FORT STEVENS - This former military reservation is home to the largest campground in the Oregon park system. Day visitors can have lots of fun also - hike or swim at Coffenbury Lake, explore the nine-mile network of flat, paved bike paths, lounge on a beach besidea rusting shipwreck, or climb on the Columbia River's south jetty.
HECETA HEAD - This is Oregon's most photographed lighthouse. It opened for public tours on its 100th anniversary in 1994. A half-mile trail climbs up to the Heceta Head tower from the Devils Elbow.
HONEYMAN PARK - Kidscan slide down sand dunes straight into Cleawox Lake at Honeyman State Park. The park's campground is the busiest in the state. Hike through the sand dunes and paddle or use pedal boats in the lake.
NEHALEM BAY -A wonderful little sandy peninsula below the Neahkahnie Mountain's contauins this park which has a campground, a separate equestrian camp, an airstrip, a 1.5-mile paved bike loop, and a great beach.
NEWPORT'S SOUTH BEACH - This area is near the Oregon Coast Aquarium and a cluster of shops near the South Beach Marina. The area also has grassy dunes, South Beach State Park with campsites and a network of trails.
OSWALD WEST PARK - Miles and miles of rugged coves and capes shoulder the Pacific Ocean in this gorgeous, forested state park. The Oregon Coast Trail extends through the entire length of Oswald West State Park.
YAQUINA HEAD - Yaquina head is the home of Oregon's tallest lighthouse, built in 1873. You can also watch the birds that abound the nearby islands - cormorants, murres, tufted puffins, and seagulls.