Captivating and Unusual Sights from Central Oregon Coast

Published 08/08/2012


(Oregon Coast) – Some things never get old. Like the visual revelations and discoveries you can make along the Oregon coast, such as one recent photo safari revealed. (Above: the funky and fascinating cave-like structures at Fogarty Beach, near Depoe Bay)

If you've ever wondered what Seal Rock looks like at night, here's one view. Those familiar sea stacks just a ways offshore are bathed in moonlight, with hints of shading from streetlights as well.


Strawberry Hill, just south of Yachats, gets incredibly moody and striking on a photo safari there in early August. As the sun goes down, this rather secretive spot gets bathed by some of that captivating last light, firing up the gold cliffs, while dark clouds become colored in some striking and unusual ways.


At Fogarty Creek, near Depoe Bay, the creek itself glistens with the bright sun of this gloriously warm day last week.


Also near Depoe Bay, if you have the right equipment, you can see a delicious little secret beneath Cape Foulweather. From the lookout points at the top, look north with the right optics and you can see this mysterious sea cave lurking underneath the headland. It conjures all sorts of images and ideas of pirates and buried treasure.


A bit more on the north Oregon coast, Oceanside revealed this unique look last week. A massive misty cloud hovers just off the beach, indeed even hugging Three Arch Rocks themselves. Meanwhile, however, if you look very closely at the surfline, you can see chunks of the white caps flying upwards in the middle of the photo. Some spectacular stunts were achieved this day by the surf, the kind to rival the Olympics in London.


Just a bit south of there, Pacific City showed off this beautifully esoteric scene at night last week. A group was gathered around a bonfire not far from the headland of Cape Kiwanda, becoming lit up in a fascinating glow themselves.


Meanwhile, the town's Haystack Rock looked this, bathed in starlight and moonlight. There are two Haystack Rocks on the Oregon coast, by the way: this one and the famed stack at Cannon Beach. This one is actually taller than the one at Cannon Beach.

 

More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....


Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

 

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Curious History of Oceanside Part 2: WW II, Lighthouse on Oregon Coast
World War II in the area, how the place was featured in books, beginning of the lighthouse
Atmospheric Historical Tour Brings You to Oregon Coast Graveyard
There's a new - and maybe even spooky - way to watch Oregon coast history come to life. Lincoln City events
Odd Oceanside History, N. Oregon Coast, Part 1: Roosevelt to Start Trek
Unusual constructions, high hopes, a president
Two Diverse Brews To-Do's on Oregon Coast: of Science, of Chowder
Lincoln City's Chowder and Brewfest on October 8, Pacific City hosts a Science Pub on October 24. Lincoln City events, Pacific City events
Roughing It and Loving It: the Wilds of N. Oregon Coast's Nehalem Bay
A stretch of north Oregon coast so large it includes three towns.
Psychedelic Kites Dominate Skies at Central Oregon Coast Festival
October 1 and 2 marks the return of the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival. Lincoln City events
Best Beaches of the Oregon Coast at Nighttime: Safest, Most Impressive
Finding a dark beach with no light interference on a clear eve will make for something wondrous
State Police Need Tips in Vandalism of Oregon Coast Landmark
OSP is still deep in the investigation into the vandalism atop Cape Kiwanda

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted