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Featuring wave-pounded rocky shores, dense dark forests, solitary historic lighthouses and rugged headlands, Oregon Coast presents a shoreline of stunning natural beauty. In some places, the mountains of the Coast Range rise straight from the ocean waves forming rugged, windswept headlands that bear unusual named given by the early explorers, like Cape Foulweather or Cape Perpetua. These capes offer perfect vintage points for observing the picturesque wave-washed shoreline. With miles of sandy beaches stretching between the rocky headlands, central coast also features great sand dunes that can rise as high as 500 feet.

A truly inimitable place, Cape Foulweather features the scenery that is absolutely breathtaking, with the incessant winds reminding you of unseen energies that craft and influence coastal landscape. From atop Cape Foulweather the visibility can reach up to 40 miles on a clear day. The view South from Yaquina Head and its lighthouse offers just fantastic photo opportunities, with its picturesque headlands, coves and monoliths.

The Lookout gift shop on the North side is a good place to buy Japanese fishing floats and other stuff like that. But the real draw is the million-dollar view from in side the shop offering one of the most spectacular windows on the ocean that can be found anywhere.

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Bronze plaques in the parking lot tell about the history of this place as well as the story of giving a name to the cape. But reading historical plaques can be a funny undertakings, especially when you came across a tablet bearing the inscription, "On this site in 1897, nothing hapanned".

The famous Cape was sighted in 1778 by Captain James Cook during his search for a passage to the Atlantic. "Foulweather" was the first promontory that he named on his five-day journey along the Oregon coast. And this place is really the cape of foul weather, as it always seems to blow at least 20 more miles an hour up here than down below on the beach. In the winter, 100-mile winds are not uncommon. On days when the cloud layer is at two to three hundred feet, it’s like being on top of the clouds. It’s a lovely sight watching the fog burn off – it evaporates, dissipates – just blows away. This site of history is located approximately 3 miles South of Depoe Bay and 9 miles North of Newport. In an area known as "Bald Knob", the Look-Out is perched upon a cliff 500 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The cape can be viewed from Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint.

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Oregon Coast offers tremendous wildlife viewing opportunities, featuring lots of rocky islets, haystack rocks, monoliths and other rock formations which are home to birds, sea lions and seals. As a rule, harbor seals rest on isolated sand spits, and California sea lions lounge on rocks and docks, barking and entertaining the visitors. But the best sites to watch sea lions are on the Newport waterfront, at Sea Lion Caves North of Florence and at Cape Arago State Park outside of Coos Bay. Just fancy taking an elevator 200 feet down into a 25-million-year-old basilica shaped chamber long as a football field, with walls reverberating from the roaring crescendo of sea lions. The Oregon Coast is dotted with such remarkable attractions as the Sea Lion Caves.

Gray whales can also be spotted all along Oregon Coast twice a year during their annual migrations. In late winter and early spring gray whales pass close to the coast and can be easily spotted from such headlands as Tillamook Head, Cape Blanko, Cape Meares and Cape Lookout.

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You can also catch a glimpse of majestic elks grazing near the town of Reedsport and Dean Creek meadows which have been set aside as an elk reserve. The best way to get acquainted with aquatic flora and fauna of the Oregon coast is to visit Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, which is ranked among the top 10 aquariums in the country. There you will have a chance to experience the mysteries of the open ocean through a submerged acrylic tunnel.

Oregon Coast boasts some of the best fishing in the country, with rivers teeming with salmon, trout and steelhead. There are charter boat marinas up and down the coast offering saltwater fishing for trout and bottom fish. Crabbing and clamming are other two popular productive coastal pursuits that can turn just a simple trip to the beach into the real feast.

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Enjoy one of the most spectacular views on the Oregon Coast at the Three Capes Scenic Loop, which begins West of downtown Tillamook and leads past Cape Meares, Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda. All three capes are actually state parks and all provide vintage points for whale watching in spring and storm watching in winter. Just around the tip of the cape, you will see Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, offering superb view. Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is the site of Cape Meares Lighthouse, which is open to the public and features a small museum. Continuing around the cape, you will get to Oceanside, from where you can enjoy gorgeous view of the Three Arch Rocks just offshore. At Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site you can spend the whole day fishing, picnicking, windsurfing, wildlife watching, beachcombing and exploring tide pools.

Three miles South of Oceanside, you will come to Netarts Bay, which is a very popular spot for crabbing and clamming. Going further South, you will get to Cape Lookout State Park featuring large campground, nice picnic areas, neat beaches and several miles of breathtaking trails. Cape Kiwanda, lying just outside the town of Pacific City, is the last of the three capes and is protected as cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. It features great sand dunes and tide pools just at the foot of the sandstone cliffs.