Traveling the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in Your RV

The Oregon Coast offers the traveler amazing sights, ocean vistas and adventures in the dunes along the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Following U.S. Highway 101 south for 168 miles from Pacific City to Bandon, Oregon is one of the best stretches along which you can take an RV for one of the most scenic vacations ever. Start out in Pacific City, Oregon and get in some beachcombing along the beautiful beaches.

Next stop is Lincoln City where you must take advantage of the wonderful ocean breezes and fly a kite. This is, after all, the Kite Capital of the World. At Depoe Bay you will find the perfect spot to do some whale watching. There are plenty of places to observe the whales that make this area their home from March through December each year.

Further south, you’ll enjoy the natural beauty of Newport, a lovely area tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the coast mountains. Be sure to get out to Yaquina Head to see the tallest lighthouse in the state. Would you love to see a fishing fleet in operation? The Bayfront area is where to go. There are also shops and wonderful places to experience some of the best seafood around.

Get over to the free crabbing dock in Waldport for an adventure you may never have expected. Crabbing is a unique opportunity to take part in life on the edge of the ocean. You may also spot whales swimming happily off in the Pacific waters. Take a nature walk or kayak on the Alsea River. You can stay at the Chinook RV Park if you like to stay in close range to the water. They are right on Alsea Bay.

Yachats is a bit further down Highway 101, and you must stop here if you would like to investigate the tide pools or do some beach combing. Another popular activity is to take a dune buggy ride in the dunes. Sand dunes and speed go together for an exhilarating experience. Another great place to stop on your way south is Florence. This charming town offers some amazing outdoor recreation, as well as some excellent restaurants in Old Town. Stay in an RV campground on the waterfront.

Visit Reedsport and be sure to go to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area for a wonderful hiking adventure through the beach grass and dunes. At Winchester Bay you will find miles and miles of pristine beaches and a lot of wildlife, so bring your camera to capture some of this beauty on film. For RV camping with plenty of amenities, go to Winchester Bay RV Resort.

You are coming close to the end of your drive down the Oregon coast. At Lakeside you may be just in time for a festival or other event. They go on all year. Hire a boat in Charleston and get out there in the sun for some sports fishing. At Coos Bay you can visit a botanical garden high above the Pacific on a cliff. In Bandon, get a horse and go riding along the beach. This is the perfect ending to your Oregon RV vacation!

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