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Three Capes Scenic Route & a tree or two

If you’re looking for the most breathtaking views of the Tillamook Coast, the Three Capes Scenic Route is the perfect place to start.

Beginning in downtown Tillamook, this short 40-mile jaunt along the water reveals some of the most majestic natural landscapes that the Oregon coast has to offer. The road is easy to follow, with ample signage that leads travelers west of Tillamook, angling around Tillamook Bay and Bay Ocean Spit, to Cape Meares Route.

As the scenic loop continues from Tillamook toward Oceanside, you’ll be thrilled at the mesmerizing ocean views that have been leaving people speechless for centuries.

Watch the ocean meet tranquil Netarts Bay (stop a while and go clamming
at this popular shellfishing spot—just make sure you have a license before you head out!) as you travel up to Cape Lookout, where you are in a prime position to see the entire Tillamook coastline. Trek through the old-growth forest and along the beach here to stretch your legs.Auto Draft

From there, the road takes you through the Sandlake dunes into Pacific City, where Haystack Rock juts up from the depths of the Pacific Ocean at Cape Kiwanda. Drink in the magnificent view of this iconic coastal landmark.


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Chelsea Yarnell
Chelsea Yarnell is a freelance writer and editor living on the Oregon Coast. She studied journalism and writing at George Fox University, before becoming a sport editor and eventually editor of the Tillamook Headlight Herald. When she’s not writing, she enjoys substitute teaching, coaching cross country and track, and remodeling houses with her husband.