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.
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