We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Address: 2400 Highway 101, Yachats, OR 97333
Phone Number: (541) 547-3289
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: Scenic Drives, State Parks, Outdoors

Hotels near Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

Write a Review

393 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Washington, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Love these trails! Parking can be difficult if it's busy but worth the small hassle. Lots of directions and distances to choose from and the staff at the info booth is very kind and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The curvy road leading to the top is sort of thrilling but once you get there you have a terrific view, up and down the coastline and of the ocean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, Oregon
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Yachats (Ya hots) is below Newport and above Florence. The Coast is very rugged between these to points. A road was about the last part of Oregon's Coast to be constructed. Cape Perpetua is a magnificient head and the highway hugs the steep edge. You can venture off to the headquarters which has very nice offerings. Consider driving to the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wichita, Kansas
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eugene, Oregon
16 reviews 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Shasta, California
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redlands, California
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toulouse, France
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Braintree, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cape Perpetua Scenic Area also viewed

Yachats, Oregon Coast
Yachats, Oregon Coast

Been to Cape Perpetua Scenic Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cape Perpetua Scenic Area staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?