Observe mighty forces of nature, hike coastal cliffs, and savor a moment of solitude with Moon Coastal Oregon. Inside you'll find:
Flexible, strategic itineraries, from seaside weekend getaways to a 10-day road trip along U.S. 101, with lists of the best off-the-radar beaches, campsites, fishing spots, photo ops, and much more
The top activities and unique experiences: Scan the ocean for spouting whales or gaze at free-swimming sharks from inside the underwater tunnel at Oregon Coast Aquarium. Admire local art in Astoria's galleries, learn to blow glass Lincoln City, or soak in the sounds of a music festival in summer
Outdoor adventures: Wander along the stack-speckled shoreline of Cannon Beach, admire the endless horizon from the top of a lighthouse, or hike across vast sand dunes. Set up camp in a yurt near shipwrecks, sand spits, or redwood forests. Explore any of the 80 state parks that line the coast, try your hand at sandboarding, or take an exhilarating jet-boat tour through Rogue River
Local flavors: Sample award-winning cheddar cheese in Tillamook, slurp fresh-shucked oysters, or enjoy organic produce at a county farmers market. Kick back at a brewery with ocean views for traditional Northwest IPAs, light saisons, and sour wild yeast beers
Expert insight from Oregon locals Judy Jewell and W.C. McRae on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from quaint coastal B&Bs to campgrounds in the redwoods
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Thorough background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local culture
With Moon Coastal Oregon's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of this unique region. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Exploring more of the Beaver State? Try Moon Oregon.
About the Author
Between the two of them, Bill McRae and Judy Jewell have lived in and traveled around Oregon for more than 50 years. During this time, they've also strayed out of state to research and write Moon guides to Montana, Utah, and southern Utah's national parks (like Zion and Bryce). As they turned their attention to Oregon, Bill admitted that he was up for a trip (or three) to Yachats. And Judy was eager to return to Brookings, where she'd worked for the Forest Service. The list of favorite destinations began to tumble out of their mouths. Sign us on, they said . . . we're ready to hit the road! Bill has written for Frommer's, Lonely Planet, and Mobil Guides, and has provided content for 1000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die. He has also edited books for National Geographic and provided content for websites like GORP and Expedia. Judy has written several books about the Pacific Northwest. When she's not on the road, she edits scientific journal articles and teaches yoga. During the summer she can often be found swimming back and forth across the Willamette River with Portland's River Huggers swim team. Bill and Judy both live in Portland, Oregon.