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Cape Lookout State Park Beaches: Wild, Wondrous Skies, Trees
Three Capes Loop Virtual Tour, Oregon Coast: Oceanside, Netarts, Tierra Del Mar, Pacific City


Something about Cape Lookout State Park seems especially conducive to stunning skies. Sunset along these soft, sandy beaches can fire up these clouds just offshore and at times create incredible reflections in the wet strand closer to the tideline.

Massive, soaring trees here at Cape Lookout– stripped bare from the middle downwards by constant winds and wild conditions – offer up impressive silhouettes during such sunset moments. Grand and stately in stature, these are monsters by most Oregon coast arboreal standards.

The beach goes on for about a quarter mile to the south, but several miles to the north, becoming less and less hospitable to the hiker as it thins out closer to the Netarts Spit, getting a bit dangerous.

More updates on Cape Lookout State Park below.

The Remarkable Transformations of Oceanside: N Oregon Coast Seasonal Wonders
19 May 2018 at 9:33am
Its transformations can be remarkable. It sits just west of Tillamook, along the Three Cape Loop, where the beaches here are often shielded from the wind by the headland called Maxwell Point - about 100 yards north of the parking lot. It looms above like a ...
What is Beneath N. Oregon Coast's Seaside? Trippy Geologic Answer
18 May 2018 at 12:11pm
That?s what you?re walking when you see bedrock during the winter at Hug Point or Arch Cape. It?s the same stuff lying 150 feet below Seaside.
N. Oregon Coast?s Manzanita Area: Pelican Survey, Cemetery Cleanup
10 May 2018 at 12:15am
The west coast Audubon network and local partners are conducting bi-annual citizen science Brown Pelican surveys. The Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Haystack Rock Awareness Program will be counting these distinctive coastal birds on Saturday ...
Clamming News and Seals / Sea Lions on Oregon Coast
7 May 2018 at 6:32pm
You can once again dig for the delicious critters from the south jetty of the Umpqua River, at Winchester Bay to Cape Arago, south of Coos Bay as domoic acid levels have dropped below the alert level. The opening means razor clamming is now open from the ...