Sunday, June 21, 2015

OREGON: Cannon Beach | Part 1

On our Pacific Coast Road Trip, we tried to stick to the coast as often as possible. This lead us down the Oregon Coast to some beautiful beaches before we made our way to Portland. After Astoria, we stopped at Fort Stevens State Park, Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach.

Fort Stevens State Park has plenty to offer that we were not able to see, however we did make sure to stop and see The Wreck of Peter Iredale. While it's only the skeleton of a shipwreck, it does make for an interesting photo subject. There were some families with children playing in the area but we managed to get some photo opportunities in.

Cannon Beach & Ecola State Park are notable for the beaches & unique rock formations, but these were also filming locations for The Goonies.

The most iconic formation on Cannon Beach is Haystack Rock. It is nearly impossible to show how grand this formation is in person.

In Ecola State Park, you can drive up a windy, dark, forested road to get to a higher point for a panoramic view of Cannon Beach. You will also realize that this the same drive that the kids rode their bikes on while starting their adventure in the movie. It was a beautiful drive just to get to the park itself.

After our time in Portland, we did visit the Oregon coast one more time to head to Bandon, where you can find several notable rock formations including the Wizards Hat.

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