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Coast from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City

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Coast from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City

Planning on driving/hiking/sight seeing from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. What route should we take, and what sights/short hikes should we try and see/do?

Planning on giving this a day or so. Is that realistic? Looks like it is 86 miles via the main roads, but I am sure it will be much longer via the scenic route. If Cannon Beach to Lincoln City is too much for one day, would Tillamook to Lincoln City be a better idea? Or would we miss a lot of great stuff between Cannon Beach and Tillamook? Planning to bust it from Lincoln City to Newberg that evening.

Thanks so much for your advice.

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1. Re: Coast from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City

Scenic route? Do you mean the Three Capes drive? Other than that here is essentially only one road here, Highway 101 :-)

If you drove straight through on 101 at a reasonable pace, it would take you about 2 hours or so without stopping. So that gives you an idea. The Three Capes drive has some ocean views (not a lot) and will add about an hour to hour & a half.

There is a lot of lovely scenery south of Cannon Beach and several nice state parks. Driving along Tillamook Bay is nice too. The highway goes inland at Tillamook and that stretch, whilst not having ocean views, is pleasant with rivers, creeks, farms and ranches.

Lincoln City itself is not too attractive IMO (in my opinion) but it does have a nice beach. It's approximately 1½ hours to Newberg from there, depending upon traffic.

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2. Re: Coast from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City

It's a couple hours or so drive on 101, which is the best way to see the beautiful coastlne. Lunch in Lincoln City and dinner in Newberg makes for an easy day!

3. Re: Coast from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City

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