Video: 180 Miles of Oregon Coast in Four Minutes
(Oregon Coast) – With thousands of photos of the coast, Oregon Coast Beach Connection had to put a few more of these to use. So why not cram a bunch into a video?
As far as we can tell, no one's ever documented this coast – or anywhere else – in quite this way. It's a rush trip up the coast, from Florence to Astoria – the entire northern half in about four minutes.
Along the way, you’ll be privy to a bunch of hidden spots, the first of which actually happens in the first few seconds. There’s a trail just north of Florence that’s only found by pulling over on the overlooks just above town.
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You quickly scoot northward through upper Lane County, which boasts almost nothing but hidden spots, until you come to dramatic places like Cape Perpetua and then Yachats. One of the interesting hidden places is where the beach changes from the rocky shoreline typical of Yachats to the sandy beaches just north of town and into Waldport.
You then encounter Seal Rock and then various shots of Newport, including its bay, Nye Beach and the inside of Oregon Coast Aquarium. There’s actually a little boo-boo in there: in the midst of the Newport montage a quick pic of Depoe Bay was accidentally thrown in. Oops.
Depoe Bay and its bridge are next, along with moving shots of the spectacular spouting horn. Some of the beaches north of town are from unusual moments and sights, such as snow covering Fogarty Beach or little geological oddities.
Lincoln City starts off with its Siletz Bay, including a shot of a rather legendary chunk of driftwood that a lot of regulars and residents remember from the late 90’s, one that had an unusual hole in it.
Next up is Neskowin and its eerie ghost forest, and then strange images from Pacific City and the top of Cape Kiwanda. From there, more of the Three Capes Tour is featured, including a secret viewpoint on top of Cape Lookout, unusual views around Oceanside and Cape Meares, and bits of Bayocean and its spit, which encloses Tillamook Bay.
Garibaldi gives way to Rockaway Beach, which then melts into tiny Wheeler. About here, just as the glimpses of Manzanita begin, the backing track by Portland band Jonah breaks into a searing guitar solo from Chris Hayes – slightly ironic since there is a Hayes Road near Manzanita.
Just north of Manzanita you get some secret views of weird geological features along the cliffs, and then you breeze through Arch Cape, Hug Point and Cannon Beach. Here, you get rarely seen views of the contour of Tillamook Head’s shoreline from above.
Seaside and some different glimpses of that town give way to Gearhart and the eerie historic ruins of Fort Stevens, and then finally to just south of Astoria, at the very northwesternmost tip of the state, where the south jetty of the Columbia River sits.
Jonah's music was perfect for this, with its slightly electronica elements and beautifully soaring vibe.
Another coastal video with music by Jonah In this video, some of the shots around Lincoln City were actually taken at the bachelor party in 2003 for Jonah lead singer Matt Curl.
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