Oregon: South Coast from Winchester Bay to Brookings

I’m definitely in love with Pacific Northwest Coastline. Rugged and green, it always has so many surprises and places to explore.
07.04. Gold Beach
The previous year we finished our adventure in Florence. At home, I started to get myself on thoughts that there are too many places at Oregon Coast south from Florence I would like to check. So I booked our Independence Day trip route to pass through Oregon.
The hardest part was to define what we will see and what we will skip.

Umpqua Lighthouse

We woke up at Reedsport and headed to the Umpqua Lighthouse. Actually, I was disappointed. The small building near the road and parking lot surrounding with the fence. Long view on the dunes was beautiful though
07.04. Umpqua Lighthouse
07.04. Umpqua Lighthouse

Cape Arago

What I did like was Cape Arago. We stopped for a short break at Sunset Bay State Park.
07.04. Cape Arago
07.04. Cape Arago
Then we stopped in every pull outs
07.04. Cape Arago
07.04. Cape Arago
Until reached Cape Arago State Park.
07.04. Cape Arago
07.04. Cape Arago
07.04. Cape Arago
07.04. Cape Arago
07.04. Cape Arago
07.04. Cape Arago

Coquille River Lighthouse

Coquille River Lighthouse smoothed broken heart feeling after Umpqua. Sandy dunes, light fog, and the wind made the place especially nice-looking
07.04. The Coquille River Lighthouse
07.04. Coquille River Lighthouse
07.04. The Coquille River Lighthouse
Driftwoods!!!!
07.04. The Coquille River Lighthouse
07.04. The Coquille River Lighthouse
07.04. The Coquille River Lighthouse
07.04. The Coquille River Lighthouse
07.04. The Coquille River Lighthouse
07.04. Coquille River Lighthouse

Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park

Right on the other side of Coquille River there is Kronenberg County Park with its rock formations and cliffs of all forms
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park
07.04. Coquille Point and Kronenberg County Park

Cape Blanco

We came to the Cape Blanco well after the lunch. And saw only the keeper closing the gate to the lighthouse.
07.04. Cape Blanco
07.04. Cape Blanco
The wind was so strong that I hardly could stand. I took few shots of the cape and lighthouse and found the nice looking cliff-pinnacle on the other side of the Cape.
07.04. Cape Blanco
07.04. Cape Blanco
Google told me it has the name “Needle Rock”.

Gold Beach

We stayed overnight in Gold Beach. There was the beach right near the hotel we stayed. So we decided to take a walk.
07.04. Gold Beach
07.04. Gold Beach
Strong wind cleans up rocks on the beach and cleans up the beach from the people.
07.04. Gold Beach
07.04. Gold Beach
Sunset we met in our hotel room
07.04. Gold Beach
07.04. Gold Beach

Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor

It was Tuesday, and we need to drive long 8 hours road back home. But my list had one and the most interesting place. I saw so many photos of the vistas and beaches of Samuel H Bordman park that I cannot wait for another visit here.
07.05. Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor, OR
07.05. Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor, OR
07.05. Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor, OR
07.05. Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor, OR
07.05. Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor, OR
07.05. Samuel H Boardman Scenic Corridor, OR

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