Oregon Coast HotelsFrom quaint coastal villages to rugged unspoiled landscapes, the Oregon Coast has plenty of breathtaking, dramatic natural sceneries, and trails just waiting to be explored. Highway 101 runs alongside much of the coast making it easy to create your own route, with charming small-towns along the way. Things to seeFor many visitors, their trip begins in Astoria on the Oregon-Washington border, perhaps arriving via the imposing Astoria-Megler Bridge that connects the 2 states. This quaint town is home to a thriving artistic community, and has wide sandy beaches with clear, choppy waters. Travel further south and you’ll find Cannon Beach which often makes an appearance on lists of world’s best beaches, and at the center of the breathtaking landscape is the giant Haystack Rock, surrounded by tide pools full of starfish, crabs, and sea anemone and home to many playful seabirds such as puffins. Crater Lake is slightly inland, but is an essential stop for those touring the area. This almost circular lake is 5 by 6 miles across, with deep blue waters full of fish, and a safe swimming area so you can explore up close. The Rogue River is also an amazing place to explore, with hiking trails that take you alongside waterfalls, ponds, and up rolling green hills. Hotels in
Oregon CoastAlong the coast you’ll find plenty of hotels catering those on vacation, many of which enjoy views over the scenic coast. These Oregon Coast hotels have many extra features for you to enjoy during your stay, and these can include indoor pools, spa tubs, steam rooms, restaurants, bars, fitness facilities, and laundry rooms. Guestrooms are also well-appointed, and you’ll find amenities such as coffee makers, hair dryers, cable television, game consoles, irons, extra towels, and daily housekeeping. Where to staySeaside is a historic vacation resort built in the 1870s, with many of its charming historic buildings still standing. Stroll along the promenade and you’ll see miles of sandy beaches and clear seas, with dramatic green cliffs in the distance. The town is still popular with families on vacation and has plenty of historic and cultural landmarks, as well as fun attractions such as the aquarium. Rockaway Beach has a more rugged terrain, with long green sand dunes and giant grey rocks rising from the ocean, and its location close to a large state park means there are plenty of unspoiled areas that can be explored. Newport is also a popular vacation spot, with pebbled and sandy beaches, a vintage lighthouse looking over the bay, and rocky islands just offshore. How to get to Oregon CoastPortland International Airport is the biggest airport in the state and is close to the northern areas of the Oregon Coast. Flights regularly arrive from across the USA, as well as from Canada, Japan, and Europe. Those who plan to drive along the coast can pick up a rental car at the airport and take the 2 hour drive to the coast. Eugene Airport is ideal for those visiting the central and south coastal areas, with flights arriving from across the west coast. The coast is also well-connected by public transport, with several Amtrak bus stops in the most popular coastal resorts.