The Incredible Beauty Of The Oregon Coastline In Full Color! – Day 61

The Pacific Coastline
08 Nov

What a day it was taking in the incredible views of the Oregon Coastline!

We have had a near unbelievable stretch of sunny days the last few weeks on the trip.

Especially when you consider we’ve ventured throughout Washington and Oregon at a time when it should be raining here more often than not!

The Oregon Coastline
A view of the coastline between Seaside and Cannon Beaches. The sounds of the waves (heard in the video near the bottom) crashing against the shore is powerful and yet peaceful. The water was cold, as was the breeze, but with temperatures in the 60’s, it made for a great walk.

But although today was a bit chillier, the no-rain streak continued as we drove, hiked and biked about the amazing coastline of Oregon.

Here are a few of our favorite photos of the day, along with a few descriptions to help tell the story.

Oswald West State Park and the Short Sand Beach

Our hike through the forest at Oswald West State Park to the Short Sand Beach was filled with soaring trees, a suspension bridge, and a hike over rolling streams.

The Oregon Coastline
The narrow suspension bridge on the trails at Oswald West Park. The park is home to an incredible forest of pine and ferns.

As we hiked the trails through Oswald State Park , we were towered over by pines in every direction. The light filtering through the trees made for an eerie yet beautiful scene all around us.

The towering pines along the trail to the Short Sand Beach. It is incredible to see the size of some of these trees!

We apparently took the more difficult path on the hike. One that required us to maneuver over a few logs and a stream in order to get to the beach.

It tested our balance a bit, but added a bit of drama for both of us!

Walking the “tightrope” across a few logs to get over the stream and to the beach. I am glad I didn’t find just how cold the water was!

The hike and the balancing act over the logs were all worth it. The views on the beach were stunning!

This is a favorite spot for surfers to come and enjoy the waves. They say on good weekends, it can be hard to even find a spot on the beach.

The waves coming in are some of the best around, and draw surfers from all over.

One thing for sure, it was awesome to see the surfers take to the cold waters for their runs. You can hear the water’s power as it rolls ashore in the video below, and it was so incredible to take it all in.

Tomorrow we will head out and down to the Portland area to prepare for our big Amtrak train trip down the entire coast to Los Angeles and back. That all starts on Monday!

It will certainly be a trip with a lot of memories!

Happy Traveling – Jim and Mary.


  • Day 61 of 365
  • States Visited: 10 / 50
  • National Parks / Monuments Visited : 10
  • Stayed In : Seaside, Oregon
  • Miles Driven : 55.2
  • Total Trip Miles To Date : 7404.4
  • Total Gallons Used : 552.57
  • Biking Miles : 0
  • Biking Miles To Date : 133.0
  • Hiking Miles : 2.5
  • Hiking Miles To Date : 147.9

About Our Living Simple Tour

On September 9th, 2019, we set out in our NuCamp T@B 400 Teardrop Camper to travel to every state. You can check out all of our dates here : Dates for the States

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4 thoughts on “The Incredible Beauty Of The Oregon Coastline In Full Color! – Day 61

  1. Excellent adventures. A little jealous. Our rig is put to bed for the winter. We’ll wake it in early spring and take a trip in our Class C from Massachusetts to the Southwest.

    1. Sounds like an exciting adventure is in store for the Spring. Until then, we hope that you will continue to follow along with our journey.

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