Back in July, whilst up in Portland, we took a trip to the Oregon coast. It was my first time on the coast north of San Francisco, and the scenery was breathtaking. It reminded me of coastal Devon (where I’m from) but everything was on a grander, more magnificent scale.
We drove to Astoria and had beers in an old cannery built over the sea, then, meandered down the coast where we saw old growth forests meet the ocean on the Lewis and Clark trail, saw the Haystack Rock as the sea mist rolled in and ended with pizza and bonfires on the beach in Manzanita. We were unprepared for the cold weather as the sun went down and left before the fireworks but as we drove back to Portland we still managed to catch a glimpse of them over the cliffs and through the forests.
Ecola State Park
The exact location of this beach is a secret. I promised a friend of mine, if he shared it with me I would not share it on social media… so keeping that promise, but letting you know it’s within Ecola State Park ;)