May 14, 2016

Cape Blanco, the westernmost point of Oregon, is a beautiful site and is one of the most stunning vistas on the Oregon Coast.  It's a small peninsula surrounded on three sides by the ocean, and is connected to the mainland by a narrow land bridge.  The lighthouse here, built in the 1800's, is open to the public for tours six days a week.  The lighthouse is adjacent to Cape Blanco State Park, which is about five miles from Highway 101, so not many people bother to drive out here.  And that's only one reason why I like this park so much..

I've stayed at the State Park campground here many times, but beware because, located on a peninsula, it can get breezy and foggy here while it might be sunny and warm just a few miles inland.  Nevertheless, I think this hidden State Park is one of the real gems of the Oregon Coast.

  • To see my 360-degree panorama photo, click on the photo above.
  • To read about my visit to Cape Blanco, see News: May 14, 2016. 



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