CANNON BEACH & OREGON COAST

March 27, 2019

LOCATION

Cannon Beach Oregon to Sunset Bay State Park

Traveling along route 101 and the Oregon Coast
PART 2 of 3 for Our 2 Week Road Trip – See Part 1 if you missed it!

We left beautiful Washington State for Oregon next! We headed out early to get to Cannon Beach on time. But, have enough time to stop along the way on Hwy 5! If you haven’t taken this drive DO IT SOON! It’s one of the most beautiful coastal drives! We stopped somewhere along the way in an adorable coastal town where we saw Seals sunbathing, and got some DELICIOUS ice cream!

When we got to Canon Beach we had some time to kill before we met with our photographer. So we got a beer and burger at Public Coast Brewery. We then met our photographer, had a fun quick session, then we just watched the sunset before heading out.

While we were having our beer we were also trying to find a place to stay that night. It is hard for me to relax fully on vacation. Since owning my own business I like plans, that way we know exactly where we are going to be and enjoy everything else. But, I comprised with Justin and didn’t plan two nights of our trip. We have had a mini argument each time as I was worried we’d sleep in our car. But, thankfully this time we found a YURT to sleep in! YES, I have always wanted to sleep in one so this was great! Thankfully a few weeks before this trip I learned about HipCamp and found a bed to sleep in for the night.

The Yurt was amazing in the mist of camping, as we got to sleep in a heat and a bed! Along, with taking a well needed hot shower! I love camping because it reminds you of the things you take for granted in everyday life. The cherry on top of all that is that our host had fresh made coffee in the morning for us! We chatted with him a bit about his property, and we all said it would be an AMAZING location for a wedding! (wink wink)


Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon

The following night was another that we had not planned. We drove into Portland to get a donut from Voodoo Doughnuts to see what all the fuss was about. They were sooo good! And we loved the names! We didn’t stay long, as we didn’t want to be in the city anymore. As that is why we are camping, to get away from people. 🙂

While we drove South we were calling and searching online trying to find a place. Most places were all booked up. But, thankfully we found a campground that had 1 spot left! And they were willing to save it for us! So we headed to Seal Cove RV & Camping. Normally we stay clear of RV parks as there are usually too many people too close together. So we weren’t expecting much, BUT we got an amazing camping spot! It was just a few hundred or so yards from the ocean! We could see it from our camp! We were so giddy about that!

So we set up camp, then walked down to the beach. It was a beautiful rocky beach, where we saw birds and a few seals just chilling! We could have walked forever, but we were getting hungry. It was awesome to sit by the fire, drinking some wine and hearing the ocean just off in the distance. The only downside to this spot was the wind. It put our fire our FAST and I didn’t sleep much as I was FREEZING all night. Usually camping my feet get super cold, and I put a hand warmer down at the bottom, but this time it didn’t cut it.

BUT, when we woke up, made breakfast and coffee with the sun. After packing up our camp we drank our coffee down by the ocean. It was the best way to enjoy a cup of coffee! The best way on our whole trip!


Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon

Our last stop in Oregon was Sunset Bay State Park. It is a beautiful park, filled with super friendly RV & longterm Campers! We took a short hike up cliff where we saw a beautiful overlook of the ocean. We walked around during low tide looking for small crabs. Justin finally got to see a red crab he’s been looking for. It was a beautiful relaxing walk, perfect before dinner and a fire.

Want to hear a funny story?

Our camping neighbors were camping with their little babe, they were up late watching their fire before it rained too. As we were getting to bed, we heard a car horn. Which of course woke up their babe. But, we think they were trying to have adult time in the car and accidentally hit the horn. Oops!

When we woke up we packed up our wet tent and were excited to head to the Redwoods! Blog coming soon!

Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon
Beach Camping in Oregon, Yurt camping near Cannon Beach, Traveling around route 101 - oregon coast travel guide - travel oregon


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