The two days I spent on the Oregon coast was the highlight of my trip to Portland.
This is the most beautiful coastline I have ever seen, and Pacific City is the must-visit spot.
While this is a touristy area, it is not over-developed nor over-crowded (well, at least not on a weekday in the summer). Pacific City is the type of place you can enjoy for a day trip or even a few days.
I first made the short walk out to the rocks of Cape Kiwanda to get some photos of the haystack rock.
I knew that the steep Cape Kiwanda sand dune would be a difficult climb, so I decided to head back down to the beach for some fuel at the Pelican Pub & Brewery.
Filled with energy and determined to see what I had been told is the most beautiful viewpoint of the northwest coast, I started my climb up the sand dune.
It was tough. The key is to just keep moving.
The view was well worth the climb.
To my left.
To my right.
I would definitely return to see this view again.
What is your favorite viewpoint on the Oregon Coast?
Travel Tip: Check out the Visit the Oregon Coast website to plan your trip.