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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

2400 Highway 101, Yachats, OR 97333
(541) 547-3289
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoors
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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182 reviews 182 reviews
68 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Part of the spectacular Oregon coast. Surprising to learn that a huge part of this area are actually Indian reservation lands. However, when you stop at a lot of the truck stops or gas stations, there are usually small casinos attached to them. It doesn't look like the tribes are financially benefiting much from the casino revenue.

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Wichita, Kansas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
37 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Do your research, look at the tide tables for this area. Understand how the tides will impact the sights you want to see. If you stop somewhere hoping to wade the tide pools and you arrive during high tide - your excursion may not be as enjoyable. High or low tides, regardless, this entire area is powerfully scenic: massively blunt... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a great place for whale spotting. The visitor center has lots of information and the staff are always friendly and helpful. If you're in the Yachats area, it's worth a stop.

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Mount Shasta, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I have traveled the Oregon coast many miles and the Cape Perpetua area remains my favorite year after year

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Redlands, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Just off Highway 101, the Cape Perpetua lookout is a must-see. It is one of the most spectacular coastal views on the Pacific Coast. We visited there and watched a huge fall storm sweep in from the sea. The winds were enough to knock a grown person off his feet, so hold onto small children! Very nice paths (thanks to... More

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Toulouse, France
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

very nice place to have stop while you drive alon the oregon coast!! once you parked, just follow the path and wait some time as waves come and hit the stones strongly the show is amazing, mother nature can show you what she can do.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This area is breathtakingly beautiful. We went when the high tide was starting to recede so we were able to see the Spouting Horn and Thor's Well and still got to walk around on the rocks. Highly recommended.

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Kila, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Classic Oregon coast, winding trails through endless green, popping through to rocky beaches and tide pools and the captivating Devil's Churn

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Issaquah, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Go at high tide for best experience. Spouting Horn was amazing. Devil's Churn looked like the name implies. Paved walkway, easy walk. Steps to get down to the actual Spouting Horn and Churn, but you can see them very well at the steps.

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Florence, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a gorgeous place. We thoroughly enjoyed all the sights and sounds that nature provided, and the volunteers in the Interpretive Center were friendly and helpful. The hike to the Giant Spruce, however, was not "easy" for us as the brochure led us to believe. We're 60ish, and we found it to be a bit challenging.

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