A beautiful spot to visit on the Oregon Coast is Canon Beach. It is a quaint seaside town filled with art galleries and excellent restaurants. The beach is long and wide and is a typical Oregon beach with tall grasses, beautiful vistas, and very cold water. Only the very strong brave the water on very hot summer days!
There is an interesting geographical feature along the Coast which includes Haystack Rock.
The first recorded visitors to this area were members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1824. Located to the North is Ecola Park. The park was named Ehkoli by Clark after a beached whale found in the area, (Ehkoli meaning whale in Chinook, the inhabitants at that time). The park has beautiful views of the coastline. In the first photo, you can see a very old lighthouse on a small rock formation.
The temperature was in the high 50’s to low 60’s, so was a bit chilly after the heat wave in the rest of the state! I understand this is typical of the coast at this time of year, so many Portlanders escape to the Coast to cool off.
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