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Overwhelming view of nature's power.

Wonderful personnel at the park headquarters, very helpful. Great hiking trails and the cliffs... read more

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The most beautiful views around!!!!

Thor's well is right there. Then go to the visitor center and get directions to the top!! The... read more

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Reviewed today

Wonderful personnel at the park headquarters, very helpful. Great hiking trails and the cliffs overlooking the ocean are worth the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Voyager10958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thor's well is right there. Then go to the visitor center and get directions to the top!! The most stunning views. And you must do the short walk if you are able. This walk takes you to the Conservation Corps Shelter.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 226lynny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not plan to stop there but based on the local recommendation we did. It was good reward for the short side turn from hwy 101.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Helia_linne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fall season was much more relaxed along the road and at the stops than on our previous summer trips. We have never found a spot along 101 we did not like, but this is definitely one of our favorites. There is a great visitor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NTSU1975
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We went tidal pooling here in the morning and saw lots of interesting stuff. Very pretty place in the foggy mornings.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

First of all it is historical. There is an info panel about it. On March 11, 1776 Captain James Cook with his crew fought against a storm. Why did James Cook name this place: Cape Perpetus? It was the holy day of Saint Perpetua. On...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

It’s always fun to take a hike in Cape Perpetua, even in the mist. And the people in the Visitor Center are most friendly and helpful. Especially neat is to watch the Spouting Horn.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RestaurantPassion
Reviewed November 14, 2018

There is so much to see and do. If you want to see things that are easy to get to, they have them. You want challenging hikes, no problem. You want to see nature at its finest, everywhere you look it is there. You want...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Explore to your heart's content in this area as there is a lot to see and hiking trails that range from challenging to a stroll so fun for all ages and levels of experience. Check out Oregon's largest Sitka spruce tree in Cape Meares National...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank danielburd
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes Heceta Head Lighthouse and the information center between Yachats and Florence. This section of Hwy 101 is a photographer's dream as there are numerous places for dramatic surf, rock and sunset shots, plus the iconic lighthouse. There are plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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April 3, 2018|
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Response from krschoen | Reviewed this property |
Sharon, you should read the recent reviews of the place! There’s a lot of information in those, including fees. I’m not sure how people got away with no fees (unless they were just driving by), but as others have said, it’s... More
Mandy B
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
Thor's Well and the spouting horn are easily accessible and viewable from the parking areas on Hwy 101. They are just south of the Cape Perpetua entrance. All the trails I've been on could be easily trekked by young kids, or... More
Melita D
February 21, 2018|
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Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
If you have any challenges, there are lots you can park in and walk along the beach. That is magnificent in itself, as this has the feel of a virgin Pacific coast section. Starfish, blow holes, surf crashing on rocks, but a... More
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Itinerary Help for 2 nights at Newport (10 Replies)
We are a retired 60s couple visiting Oregon for the first time - we love great coastal scenery and walks and are in relatively good shape - like easy to moderate trails. Arriving PDX at 8 pm on Friday, Aug 7 and spending night at an airport motel. We have 2 nights at a Newport motel on Sat and Sun (Aug 8-9) and will head east to visit Crater Lake area for 2 nights on Monday, Aug 10. Would love to see some tidal pools and some grey whales. Want to allow enough time to really enjoy some key...More
July 24, 2015|
Response fromhalf-Brit|
I would advise against Hwy 99. True it does go through some of the wine country, but it is always congested and trafficky. Going through Dundee can take just short of forever if you're there at a bad time ;-) On a summer Saturday it will be really busy. Instead, take I-5 to the Salem area, then take Hwy 22 to Hwy 18. It's pleasant and much faster. Yes to Depoe Bay and definitely take Otter Crest Loop. Lovely drive. Cape Foulweather & Devil's Punchbowl are both interesting stops. The...More
Tracy J
Would be thankful for a review of this itinerary! (13 Replies)
We are planning a trip to Oregon next summer and would love any insights you may have on our itinerary. A little about us...we are a family of 5 (three kids between 9 and 14). We prefer active activities over quick stops and love to really experience the adventure of a new place to visit! Here's what I've worked up so far for an 8 night vacation (lots of ideas listed, I know we won't be able to do everything, just wanted to give us some options!): Arrive Portland. Drive down coast to...More
August 07, 2017|
Response fromhappyhols793|
Hi Tracy, I'm no expert and am currently planning my own itinarary to Oregon and I actually have learned loads from your post about the Newport area where I too am planning on stopping for 2 nights...so thanks. Mt Bachelor has a disc golf...you ride the chairlift up then disc gold back down. Look up Mount Hood Adventure Park..tons of activities that look like they would be suited to the ages of your children. Have a great trip when it comes around!
Coos Bay to Newport (0 Replies)
Another picnic lunch day. Headed out of Coos Bay and found the Tahkenitch Creek Trailhead parking lot. Enjoyed walking through a beautiful forested area to the sand dunes, and back. Next stop: Heceta Head Lighthouse. They have converted the lighthouse keeper's house into a bed-and-breakfast. Kind of expensive, but we may stay there next time anyway, as it has beautiful views of the coastline and beach. Next was the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, where we spent lots of time exploring the...More
September 19, 2013|