Our first stop this morning was Cannon Beach. If you’ve ever seen the Goonies, you’ll recognize it.
After enjoying a decent portion of the morning on the beach or tidepooling, we headed down to the Tillamook Cheese Factory for a tour and some lunch! It was cool to see the huge blocks of cheese, try samples, and have a cheeseburger with fresh cheese on it – YUM.
After lunch, we headed down the coast to the Devil’s Punchbowl. The tide was pretty low, so it wasn’t cool as I had hoped, but it provided a good potty break and another chance to enjoy some fresh ocean air.
After that, it was off to Thor’s Well, which was actually one of the coolest things we saw the whole trip! There was some great tidepooling there as well, but pictures just can’t capture it! It’s almost like this big gash in the coast breathes- it fills and empties over and over and over. It is absolutely mesmerizing.
After that, we headed to the sand dunes to play. Oh my goodness. If you ever take a trip to Oregon, you MUST find a way to visit the sand dunes! You have to! It was legitimately one of the coolest places I’ve ever been. I could easily spend an entire day there just playing and being goofy. There’s something about sand dunes that brings out your inner child. We spent at least an hour there and could have easily spent more!
After a fun time at the sand dunes, we headed down to Sunset Bay State Park to camp. State parks in Oregon are the bomb deezy, seriously. I definitely would camp at Sunset Bay again!