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Garibaldi, 25 miles
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Seaside, 14 miles
Warrenton, 25 miles
Wheeler, 13 miles

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Arch Cape, Oregon

Arch Cape attractions mainly consist of the nature's beauty in including the Pacific Ocean and numerous state parks and recreation sites. Discover what to see in Arch Cape. Be sure to drive the Three Capes Scenic Byway.

Scenic Drives

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
This wondrous 363 mile/ 580 km byway follows the entire Oregon coast via Highway 101 allowing one to take in the stunning scenery of the Pacific Ocean. Discover the points of interest such as aquariums and museums. For additional enjoyment, be sure to stop by the charming coastal towns along the way. Allow 10-12 hours for driving time.

Three Capes Scenic Loop
This 35-mile scenic byway off Highway 101 between Tillamook and Pacific City starting at Cape Kiwanda and continuing along Cape Meares and Cape Lookout.

State Parks

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 the day 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 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.

Del Ray Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-861-3170 ext. 21; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 46.04444444,-123.923611.

Located 2 miles north of Gearhart off Highway 101, Del Rey is a wonderful place to enjoy the ocean, beach and beautiful sunsets.

Ecola State Park. Phone: 503-436-2844; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.923055,-123.96777.

Ecola Park is located between Seaside and Cannon Beach stretching the coastline for 9 miles. This day use park offers amazing sightseeing opportunities, an abandoned lighthouse, a network of trails that includes a segment of the Oregon Coast Trail and the Clatsop Loop Trail, a historical interpretive trail.

Hug Point State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.825325; -123.961106.

Located 5 miles south of Cannon Beach, Hug Point offers forested picnic areas and a short walk to the beach. Discover a seasonal waterfall, caves carved into sandstone cliffs and tide pools by walking a short distance to the north. Be careful not to get stranded at high tide while exploring the point.

Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-5943; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.6430555, -123.940277.

Located off Highway 101 north of Rockaway, Manhattan Beach is a relaxing place for picnic and provides access to the beach.

Nehalem Bay State Park. Phone: 503-368-5154; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.70948; -123.936526.

Nehalem Bay Park is situated between the bay and the ocean on a 4 mile long sand spot. Walk over the sand dunes for your beach activities such as beach combing where you may find shells and agates. Take in the stunning view of the bay via the bike path. This is a pet friendly facility.

Oswald West State Park. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.775274; -123.945556.

Oswald has a secluded sandy beach and miles of hiking trails including 13 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail. Cape Falcon and Neah-kah-nie Mountain are two headlands offering more hikes.

Saddle Mountain State Natural Area. Phone: 503-368-5943; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.90623; -123.745565.

Located 8 miles northeast of Necanicum Junction off Highway 26, Saddle Mountain is a great place where you can discover wildflowers, stunning scenery, a panoramic view from the summit of Saddle Mountain, and the viewpoint on Humbug Mountain.

Sunset Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-861-3170 ext. 21; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 46.0991; -123.9391.

Sunset Beach has a famous history and offers access to the ocean with a wide range of views from Cape Disappointment to the north and Ecola State Park to the south. There is an ADA accessible boardwalk leading to the beach.

Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. 1 mile south of Cannon Beach, Highway 101. GPS: 45.873611 N; -123.96111 W.

Located 1 mile south of Cannon Beach off Highway 101, Tolovana Beach offers a beautiful beach for all your favorite activities as well as views of Haystack Rock.

Wildlife Refuge

Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge. Phone: 541-867-4550. E-mail

At 15 acres, Arch Rocks is one of the smallest wilderness areas in the US and has provided protections for Oregon's largest seabird nesting colony of almost half a million birds since 1907.

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