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Old 02-25-2016, 10:38 AM   #15
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I'm interested too! Am planning to be in that area mid September, and would love to see this coast.

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Old 02-25-2016, 10:58 AM   #16
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Last year we traveled the coast from South to North the entire route that you are considering. I would most likely plan to do it the opposite direction. We had challenges pulling off to see the sites. We stayed exclusively at Oregon State Parks and loved it. All have electricity, most have water, few have sewer at the site, but all have free dump stations. There are so many spots, our favourites were Ft Stevens, Nehalem Bay (been twice and would go back again), South Beach, Jessie M Honeyman, Harris Beach. We typically do 2-4 nights as we have young kids so moving everyday isn't ideal. We stopped in at Sunset Beach which was beautiful for a swim and lunch one day. Very nice beach, also Cape Lookout is nice right on the water but a little out of the way.

Book early, you can do 9 months ahead on Oregon State Parks and I think 1 year on Washington State. My parents stayed a few days at Cape Disappointment just North of Astoria and loved it.

Other key places are Heceta Lighthouse (mid coast) and Crater Lake if you decide to go inland. You have to book up there, trailers aren't appropriate at the Lake. Crater Lake Park is federal I think not State.

Old or young alike the Oregon Coast has a lot of beauty and activities to offer. Enjoy your trip, remember to visit fellow Airstreamer's when camping.

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Old 02-25-2016, 11:13 AM   #17
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The State Parks are wonderful! We go over at least once a year. Working from North to South, we love Beverly Beach SP near Newport, Beachside SP near Waldport, Honeyman SP near Florence, Sunset Bay SP near Charleston and Bullards Beach SP near Bandon. The only commercial RV Park we've stayed at is Sea Perch RV Resort near Yachats. All of these places are outstanding and we keep going back!
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:17 AM   #18
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Agree with most posters here--hard to go wrong with Oregon State Parks. However, we found Sunset Beach SP outside of Coos Bay pretty hard to navigate for some sites, and we had a site in which our door opened to our neighbors, and not on the picnic table side. Awkward. Also no internet. A better choice for us was Bastendorf County Park, just up the road. Amazing beach and views. Less crowded. Reservations recommended.

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Old 02-25-2016, 12:16 PM   #19
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The only problem you will have is keeping your eyes on the road due to the beautiful scenery. There are numerous campgrounds and private RV parks along the way finding a nice one won't be a problem. Take your time and stop along the way
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:48 PM   #20
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We love to camp at Beverly Beach State Park, which is just a few miles north of Newport, Oregon. There are wonderful places in Newport, and north, etc. Last time we were there (a couple years ago) they were in the process of cutting up a concrete pier that had floated over from Japan following the big tsunami that occurred a while back.

On the north end of town is Izzy's Pizza Restaurant, which is really more of a Family style buffet. It's food is good, it's prices are very reasonable, and it has an OUTSTANDING view of the Newport beach It is our favorite place to eat in the area. We go for the view, the food and the totally casual atmosphere.

Make your reservations as early as possible for Beverly Beach though, as it fills up. Also, the Oregon coast is cool year round. You might want to make sure you have a sweatshirt or something that will keep you warm while on the beaches.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:01 PM   #21
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Great thread. Thanks for posting
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:18 PM   #22
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I don't know your timetable but we drove up from wintering in Rockport Tx and did the Or Coast over two summer years and found that there were two great sites for long term campgrounds that afforded us an inexpensive way of enjoying the full experience of the coast. Florence Or (Port Siuslaw City GC) which gave us the opportunity to do day trips to the north and south of Florence visit over a month every small attraction mostly gardens and state sites. One cool aside was to watch the US Coast Guard do training exercises in rough seas getting out of the jetty. Taking the Or coast slow time is the best. Stopping and having lunch in small fishing villages in tiny restaurants and tasting the food, people and vistas. The azaleas parades were great.

The other CG was Driftwood RV Park in Brookings Or 2 miles from Or/Ca line, which provided access to the southern coast and northern Ca coastline and the Redwood forest. Just wonderful. Park the AS and do day trips (for us it was the only way to take it all in). The Brooking CG was wonderful, the people who work and volunteer there were wonderful. Small intimate group with lots of group parties, fire works, and local seafood wow we loved it all.

Be a little careful going through the tunnels, try to get a line of sight through before entering the curved roof so to occupy the center and center edge. Like the old RR crossing (Stop Look and Listen) for on coming traffic. A big Truck can ruin your day.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:26 PM   #23
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Oregon Coast

We live in Washington and have driven the Oregon Coast many times....with and without our TT. Last summer we did the drive North to South and continuing to SF. Highway 101 is a gorgeous drive and you will have no problems at all with your rig. I agree the Oregon State Parks are great....Fort Stevens very nice but not directly on the water....many nice trails. For a private campground, Sea Pearch is very nice, directly on the beach....a bit pricy. If you continue into California, be cautious doing Highway 1. We did it last year with our 25 FC. While a gorgeous drive it is very narrow with many switchbacks. My wife said I deserved a double vodka tonic at the end. Frankly, I would not drive it again with TT. Again, no worries in Oregon and 101... Enjoy!
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:48 PM   #24
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We are doing a similar trip in July (Seattle to Ft. Bragg Ca.) Couple points I don't think were covered yet. Beverly Beach State Park has a great location for hitting multiple locations like Lincoln City and Newport - but the trailer park is packed and spaces are somewhat tight to your next door neighbor. This summer we are going to try Devils Lake State Recreation Area instead. By Pacific city -- we have stayed at a private RV place called Cape Kiwanda RV Park. We enjoyed it, and across the street is a Brewery / Pub / Restaurant that has Great! food; and the beach has surfing. Like most - tend to stay at the state parks primarily. Recommend booking now for August.
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:56 PM   #25
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Book marking for reference as North Pacific is on my dream list!
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:44 PM   #26
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Hope you don't mind if I tag along on your thread. A group of Airstreamers are going out to Oregon in September. I've never been to PWC....looking forward to it . We are reserved at Ft. Stevens...will explore from there. Can't wait to see some fabulous scenery and great fresh seafood! Thanks. Drop by if you see a group of Airstreamers!
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:44 PM   #27
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The best seafood in America is on the Oregon Coast. (Ok, I'm biased Sometimes that little shack on the highway that looks like it's going to fall down will surprise you with a chowder or salmon or halibut dish that you'll remember forever. Or just have them cook you up a fresh dungeness crab to take back to your campsite. Avoid chain restaurants. Wherever you stop, ask the locals where they eat. You're going to have a great time!
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:58 PM   #28
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Oregon Coast is not to be missed. State Parks are excellent, but reserve early. If you have to cancel you just forfeit a small reservation fee. But, reserve! Bandon is beautiful. Canon Beach is dog friendly - - pups race all over the shoreline.

You might want to checkout camp sites just across into Wa from Astoria. Good ones there. But again, reservations.

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