Oregon Coast Beaches
Need to escape the city for the weekend? The ultimate summer destination, when you live in Portland, is the Oregon Coast. It only takes about an hour to get to the beach, but you're going to want to spend more than just the afternoon exploring. One of the most popular destinations on the Oregon Coast is Cannon Beach, home to the famous (and huge!) Haystack Rock. When the tide goes out, you can walk out to the rock do check it out closeup. It takes some hardcore summer heat to warm up the water enough for any serious beach swimming, but if you don't mind a bit of a chill, splash away in the saltwater surf. And speaking of surfing, the Oregon Coast is a popular destination for surfers -- don't forget a drysuit or wetsuit -- you're going to need it!