Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Visiting the coast south of Gold Beach

On Sunday we had better (no rain) weather and decided to visit a couple of the viewpoints along the coast south of town.

Our first stop was at the Cape Sebastian Scenic Corridor. The cape was named in honor of Saint Sebastian in 1603 by the Spanish navigator Sebastian Vizcaino. There is a 1.5 mile trail that takes you from the parking lot on the top of the cape to the beach located below. We walked most of the trail but did not make it all the way to the beach. This point is one of the many places along the coast for whale watching, but we did not see any. The whales pass the Oregon coast on their way north from March to early June.

After finishing our walk we drove down to the beach and took a couple of pictures there.

We then continued south for a few miles to see the Arch Rock (actually there a several arch rocks along this section of the coast). We pulled into the parking area and made the 1/2 mile walk down to the viewpoint to see the rock.  There is a brewery in the area that takes its name from this rock.

After finishing up at Arch Rock we made our way back to our campground for the evening.

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