Day 7: From Netarts, OR to Bastendorff Beach County Park

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Oh Netarts Oregon, you stole a little piece of Mark’s heart last night. While out on a food run the night before, Mark had a pint with a couple locals and experienced life in its fullest. They talked about  road tripping, young love, and heartbreak. Mostly road tripping though.


Christy’s heart was stolen shortly after leaving Netarts by the Beach Dog Cafe. She’ll argue all day that it’s the best breakfast in the lower 48. She’s probably right!

Beach Dog

Once we made it back on highway 101 it was nothing but coastline for us. The Oregon coast is cloudy and a little dreary, but we adored it!


Mark Oregon Coast

Along our path we entered into the Siuslaw National Forest, another one of those unplanned treats along the road.

Siuslaw NF

Next we took a short walk down to Devil’s Punchbowl to see what old Lucifer was serving up to drink. Apparently this is what quenches the devil’s thirst…

Devils Punch Bowl - Mark Devils Punch Bowl

Guess he wasn’t too thirsty during our visit.



A trip down the Oregon coast wouldn’t be complete without stopping by a lighthouse so we made our way to Yaquina Head to poke around a bit. The lighthouse is perched atop a jagged coast and it’s clear to see why it was needed. Without a beam of light helping the captains navigate, there would surely be a pile of boats at the bottom.

Yaquina Yaquina view Yaquina Yaquina view

Hidden road trip treasure number two for the day, Rogue Nation World Headquarters. We didn’t stop in for a beer, but we did cruise the parking lot for a few minutes like a couple of creepers.

Rogue Rogue

Every stop we took along the Pacific Coast Highway was more lovely than the last. Words are useless for scenes like this.

Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Coast Highway Oregon Coast Pacific Coast Highway

After a full day of driving we decided to call it quits so we found a sweet little campsite at Bastendorff Beach County Park. You could hear the ocean off in the distance and the air was thick with salt. It was one of the best campsites we’ve ever had and we can’t wait to visit again sometime.

Camping at Bastendorff

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