Pat & Joe,
We pass thru Tillamook during our travels along the coast. Be sure to visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory
for a tour, cheese tasting samples and great ice cream cones.
Our usual places to stay along the coast starting on the south Oregon Coast working north...
Arizona Beach RV Park
located half way between Gold Beach & Port Orford.
facilities are not the greatest but does have water and electricity and the best view while camping from your trailer along the coast. Picture click here
Bullards Beach State Park
near Bandon. On the south side of Bandon
you will find a beach along Bandon's Beach Loop Drive which I consider the best beach along the Oregon Coast. The beach is wide and you can walk for miles. Horse back beach excursions are available here for a beautiful sunset ride. Visit Bandon's Old Town for great shops and seafood restaurants. While staying in Bullards Beach State Park we will take a 1/2 drive over to Sunset Bay State Park to have a picnic while watching the sea lions just off shore. Staying on the same road as Sunset Bay State Park
you drive all the way till the road ends. Picture click here
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
offers nearby Dune Buggy Excursions. A couple of lakes are located within this park one of which is mostly surrounded by the dunes and offers canoes ect for rental. Take a walk up the dunes to watch the sun set in the ocean just beyond the dunes. Florence has its Old Town with shops and dining. Just north of Florence you will find the Sea Lion caves attraction. Picture of the dunes click here
Beverly Beach State Park
just north of Newport
. We love this park for its close beach access and the town of Newport is full of activities and site to see. Lighthouses, the Newport Aquarium and yes more shops. Take a 15 min drive north to Depot Bay top see whales which are commonly sited from shore.
Fort Stevens State Park
located on the northern tip of the Oregon Coast at the mouth of the Columbia River. The park is large. This is my personal favorite. Within the park are miles and miles of paved wide trails taking you to a lake or the ocean and the military museum. Fishing guides are available nearby. Climb to the top of Astoria's Column
for a terrific view of the surrounding area. Close by you will find Fort Clatsop
and be sure to visit the towns of Seaside
and Canon Beach
for great shops, restaurants etc.
For more information on Oregon State Parks click here
To reserve a campsite at Oregon State Parks click here
Hope this helps.
(Port Moody is 1/2hr away from where we live.)