Traveling Website Lists Oregon Beach Towns as Some of the Best in America
Wondering where you should go for your next beach vacation? Well I just happen to have a couple of suggestions, courtesy of traveling guru website, Trips to Discover. In a recent article, 20 Best Beach Towns in America, they shone a spotlight on Oregon’s beautiful coastline.
The website lists the usual suspects when it comes to beautiful beachside locations. California, Hawaii, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, Washington; all the standard states you hear about for a good time at the beach. However, listed among them are two towns in particular from the beaver state that were mentioned as being worthy of a walk on its sands.
Bandon in Coos County was the first to snag a mention. Labeled as the “quintessential beachside destination”. Trips to Discover rightfully points out the abundance of diverse life handing around the pristine salt marshes and Coquille Point. There you’ll see gray whales and occasionally Orcas (though with the recent trend with Orcas, you might want to reconsider the whale watching). Aside from the wonderful beach Bandon has to offer, Trips to Discover also makes note of the abundance of restaurants, bookstores, boutiques, and galleries it has to offer. Bandon is a world of its own and is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for a cozy beach town to stay in.
If Bandon isn’t exactly your type, then you’re going to want to travel south to, as Trips to Discover calls it, “the picturesque central coast” town of Newport. The website makes sure to point out how Newport is great for families given their idyllic sandy beaches ripe for all sorts of beach-going activities, as well as the multitude of kid-friendly attractions. You can also watch sea lions rest lazily on the coast and visit the plethora of restaurants, bookstores, and beautiful sights to see. Among those sights is Yaquina Head, Oregon’s tallest and second-oldest active lighthouse, having been completed back in 1872. Even if the water might be a bit cold this coming season, you can still stand on the cliff faces and watch the waves crash onto the shore. Newport is perfect for pictures, as well as simply having fun.
So, there we have it: two of the best beachside locations that Oregon has to offer. If you’re perhaps thinking of a cheap vacation destination, why not save a bit of money and make your way down to these coastal towns?