3 or 4 Day Getaway with Oregon Coast Activities
Oregon Coast Activities – Day 3 and/or Day 4 – Day Trips to Astoria and Newport
The Oregon coast is often broken up into 3 sections. North Oregon Coast, Central Oregon Coast & South Oregon Coast. Sandlake Country Inn is centrally located on the north/central Oregon Coast so you can unpack your bags for a few days to really explore both the North Coast & Central Coast. Many guests stay 4 or 5 days and still haven’t seen all the beauty in our area. Explore divers Oregon coast activities such as whale watching, birding, beach walking, horseback riding, fishing charters, kayaking and more!
If your style of travel is to see most things from the car, then less days may be better for you. The natural areas surrounding us really are best enjoyed by getting out of your car and exploring many areas on foot. Be sure to plan some relaxing time during your stay! Staying in and relaxing in your comfortable room is what we call “guiltless relaxation”.
The driving time from Sandlake Country Inn north to Astoria is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, more with summer traffic.
The driving time from Sandlake Country Inn south to Newport is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Plan more time if traveling in the peak summer months.
It’s tempting to plan a lot of Oregon coast activities, but don’t forget to plan to relax!
Day Trip South from Sandlake Country Inn to Newport
|Lincoln City||Casino, kite flying, art galleries, antique shopping, outlet mall, glass blowing, movie theater|
|Depoe Bay||Whale watching trips, spot whales from sea wall, fishing charter, whale museum, spouting horn, shopping, dining|
|Otter Crest Loop||Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area & Marine Gardens (tide pools), Cape Fowlweather|
|Newport||Yaquina Head Lighthouse, tide pools at Yaquina Head, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Oregon Coast Aquarium, historic by front, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Rogue Brewery & Restaurant, Underwater Gardens, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, shopping, dining.|
Day Trip North from Sandlake Country Inn to Astoria
|Bay City||Pacific Oyster, Tillamook Smoker|
|Garibaldi||Garibaldi Museum, Marina, fishing charters|
|Rockaway Beach||Twin Rocks, beachwalking, shopping, dining|
|Wheeler||Kayaking, antique shops|
|Manzanita||Shopping, beach walking, dining|
|Oswald West State Park||Cape Falcon, hiking,|
|Hug Point||Interesting area to explore. See the early road blasted out of the rock when the beach was the north/south thoroughfare|
|Cannon Beach||Haystack Rock (the more famous of the two), beach walking, shopping, art galleries, dining|
|Ecola State Park||Hiking & exploring|
|Seaside||Factory outlet stores, Seaside Aquarium, Funland Entertainment Center, stroll along the boardwalk, shopping, dining|
|Fort Stevens State Park||The wreck of the Peter Iredale, hiking, horseback riding, beach walking, camping, fishing & swimming lakes, military interpretive museum, clamming|
|Astoria||The oldest town west of the Mississippi – Astoria column, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Flavel House Museum, Astoria Riverfront Trolly, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Lewis & Clark State & National Historial Parks, Oregon Film Museum|