U.S. 101 runs by the coast over much of its route, but misses some of the most beautiful & rugged coastline from Lincoln City to Tillamook. This is a great opportunity to see small inland farming communities & countryside, but alternatively, local roads hug the coast allowing visitors to drive through the "missing area". The area between Cape Kiwanda & Oceanside is especially beautiful.
Photo Above: A spacious beach, huge sand dune & point of land are shown. A medium sized hotel with small shops & cafes is behind the photographer. A few miles down the road is a small beach community. Once past the beach community, the scenery only gets better as you pass state parks, lighthouse points & dripping forests.