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Manzanita Golf Course. 908 Lakeview Drive, Manzanita, OR 97130. Phone: 503-368-5744.
Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.846666; -123.961111.
Located 1 mile south of Cannon Beach off the highway, Arcadia State Recreation Site is a wonderful place to spend time at the beach. Here you can surf, watch tide pools or have a picnic. This beach stretches between 2 headlands, Humbug Point to the north and Lion Rock to the south. Low tide allows you to to pass both headlands.
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.469878; -123.968901.
Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route, this scenic viewpoint features an 1890's Cape Meares lighthouse that you can tour, hiking and walking trails through old growth spruce trees including the "Octopus Tree". Viewing migrating whales is possible in the winter and spring.
Nehalem Bay State Park. Highway 101, 3 miles south of Manzanita Junction. GPS: 45.70948 N; -123.936526 W.
Fishing, hiking and biking trails, beach access, boating, horse trail and camp.
Oswald West State Park. Highway 101, 10 miles south of Cannon Beach. Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.775274 N; -123.945556 W.
Beach, surfing, trails.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile-by-Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions, 2nd Edition by Kenn Oberrecht. A complete and illustrated guide to the coast, This guide" offers a detailed north-to-south tour of Oregon's Pacific edge, with extensive mile-by-mile coverage of scenic U.S. Highway 101.Order now...
Day Hiking: Oregon Coast, 2nd edition by Bonnie Henderson. Mountaineer Books. It includes six new hikes in a completely revamped format including a quick guide to the hikes and lists outings by features such as walks/hikes to hidden beaches, along bay spits, lakes, or across sand dunes. Sidebars explore the natural history, flora and fauna, and geology of the area. Order now...
100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range by William L. Sullivan. Many top attractions are within easy reach of Highway 101, but others are accessible only by trail. To help you explore both parts of Oregon's spectacular shore, this book blends two kinds of guides; a detailed Guide for touring by car and a complete Trail Guide for planning adventures on foot. Order now...
Moon Spotlight Oregon Coast Camping & Hiking by Tom Stienstra and Sean Patrick Hill. compact guide covering the region's best camping, hiking, and fishing spots. Each listing has at-a-glance icons that indicate nearby trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and hot springs. Easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions are included. Order now...
The Photographer's Guide to the Oregon Coast: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by David Middleton and Rod Barbee. Lively descriptions of each place are accompanied by directions and detailed maps for how to get there, plus information on seasonal timing, places to eat and stay, and other photo opportunities to explore along Oregon's coast. Order now...
Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast: Baja, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia (California Natural History Guides) by Sarah G. Allen, Joe Mortenson, and Sophie Webb. This field guide describes the whales, dolphins, seals, and otters from Mexico to British Columbia. Featuring many color illustrations, photographs, drawings, and maps. Order now...
How to Catch Salmon, Sturgeon, Lingcod, Rockfish, and Halibut Along the Pacific Coast: Fish On! by Wayne Heinz. Best methods & equipment for catching salmon, rockfish, lingcod, sturgeon, and halibut. Eggs, jigs, divers, plugs, spoons, bait are all covered. Includes finding fish reports, effective Internet searches, fishing clubs, maps & tide tables, cooking your catch and more. Order now...
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