I like to find those secret, sometimes hidden, places that spice up a trip. For example, the BackDoor restaurant in Friday Harbor. The off 101, west, coffee shop in Yachats. A gallery off the beaten track. A preserve or park not well known. A viewpoint that cries for attention.
I'm not asking for a list, but would like to know of special places along the coast, more or less, that appealed to fellow travelers, some venue that says "wow, I wish I'd known of this" or "boy, the natives sure kept this a secret".
Of course, by requesting this, I'm blowing your covers over the places that appeal to you and a few others. :)