The Oregon Coast
Sunset on the Oregon coast
When we lived in Seattle, Washington, we always enjoyed visiting the Oregon Coast. The Oregon coast is very different from what we have here in North Carolina. There are sandy beaches.But many of them end at the base of high cliffs. However, the biggest difference between the beaches in NC and Oregon is that the water in Oregon is cold. There is no Gulf Stream to warm things up.
Beach Oregon coast
In general, it appears that the Oregon coast is much less developed than is the NC and most Southeastern US coasts. There are lots of small towns separated by open areas.
There are several Oregon State Parks on the coast. When we lived in Seattle in my grad school days, we admired and envied the number of Oregon State Parks and the facilities at the parks.