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Oregon Coast at its best

The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes Heceta Head Lighthouse and the information center between... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda C
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Grants Pass, Oregon
Beautiful and wild

We love coming here, and do so at least once a year. The views are spectacular and even when it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
annabelle63102
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Central Point, Oregon
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes everything from tidepools at the edge of the ocean ... to a dramatic cleft in the rocks where the waves come crashing in ... to coastal rain forests and an 800 foot high headland. There are over 20 miles of...More

10  Thank half-Brit
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Every place we stopped in on our visit wanted a $5. fee, so we purchased a 5 day state park pass for $10 instead. Was well worth it. We checked out the visitors center, but did not walk the trails. My husband & daughter enjoyed...More

3  Thank Polariswidow
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area includes Heceta Head Lighthouse and the information center between Yachats and Florence. This section of Hwy 101 is a photographer's dream as there are numerous places for dramatic surf, rock and sunset shots, plus the iconic lighthouse. There are plenty...More

1  Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here, and do so at least once a year. The views are spectacular and even when it is raining you can enjoy the big surf. We stop at the visitor center and talk with the rangers to see what is currently happening.

Thank annabelle63102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time here. Just spectacular scenery everywhere. For the best results, one needs to get explore the area on foot, there is so much to see from the rugged coast line to the Perpetua Overlook that is 800 feet above the ocean.

Thank relayer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a few hours here and really enjoyed ourselves. Note that this is a federal park, so federal passes (including the Every Kid in a Park free pass for 4th graders) are valid here. We took the quick, relatively easy hike from the Visitor's...More

Thank beartrax79
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this well preserved, gorgeous, natural beauty! Hike above and below visitors centers. Every elevation offers another jaw dropping view.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

There are lots of places to view the Oregon coast but this one is a must do. If you have the energy hike down to the water. If not, the views from above are more than enough. Make a point to see all three turnoffs

1  Thank donns305
Reviewed 25 September 2018

A stop a Cape Perpetua is a must see on the Oregon coast. The trails are well marked and well maintained. The tide pools are beautiful, populated with anemones, urchins star fish and more. The rock formations including the Devil's Churn and the Spouting Horn...More

1  Thank TracyS3
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Our family of four was driving North up the Oregon Coast from Florence that day, this offered a great sequence so we could stretch our legs. After parking the car and stopping at visitor's center to learn great park factoids, we walked a short distance...More

Thank AnonymousPSRE
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is one of the best viewing spots on the central Oregon coast. There is a very good visitor center, and the staff there can give good advice on the best things to see. One important thing to do there is to purchase the Oregon...More

1  Thank david92130
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

For watching surf on rocks, the spouting horn and Thor’s well, arrive at high tide, especially when there are stormy seas. This is one of our favorite areas on the coast. Also available are beautiful forest hikes, the Giant Spruce and old growth hemlock forest.

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SharonR1102
4 April 2018|
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Response from krschoen | Reviewed this property |
Sharon, you should read the recent reviews of the place! There’s a lot of information in those, including fees. I’m not sure how people got away with no fees (unless they were just driving by), but as others have said, it’s... More
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Mandy B
24 March 2018|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
Thor's Well and the spouting horn are easily accessible and viewable from the parking areas on Hwy 101. They are just south of the Cape Perpetua entrance. All the trails I've been on could be easily trekked by young kids, or... More
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Melita D
21 February 2018|
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Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
If you have any challenges, there are lots you can park in and walk along the beach. That is magnificent in itself, as this has the feel of a virgin Pacific coast section. Starfish, blow holes, surf crashing on rocks, but a... More
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