Where to See Incredible Oregon Sunsets at The Coast
Heading out to the Oregon Coast? Then you shouldn't miss our sunsets!
If you’re looking for spectacular Oregon Coast sunsets then you have to come experience these 5 locations. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or on a girl’s trip, we encourage you to check out an Oregon Coast sunset.
We always encourage anyone who is staying one or more nights to make time for what we call sunsets Oregon Coast style. It means our sunsets are unique in their beauty, which gives them their own style. Our sunsets incorporate a unique set of pink, red, purple and blues that set slowly over the Pacific.
Without further ado, here are the top 5 places to see an Oregon sunset at the coast.
1. Astoria Column, Astoria
The Astoria Column is a monument to the famed Lewis & Clark expedition, but also doubles as an amazing view of the Oregon sunsets. Standing 600 feet above sea level and have a 360-degree view, the Astoria Column oversees the Young’s Bay, the Coast Range, the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.
There is no fee to go up the Astoria Column but there is a $5 cost to park there. Despite the charge, we highly recommend it!
The Astoria Column closes at 10pm which will allow you to see Oregon sunsets from beginning to end.
2. Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Warrenton
On October 25, 1906 a shipwreck occurred on the Oregon Coast when a vessel tried to sail to the dangerous Columbia River – this wreck is known as the Wreck of the Peter Iredale.
Located at the Fort Stevens State Park in Warrenton, this is a site to see. Parts of the shipwreck remain as a monument, which leaves newcomers amazed at the view.
Even if you are not coming to the Wreck of the Peter Iredale during sunset hours, then be sure to come during the day.
Sunset time Oregon Coast style – especially sunset Wreck of the Peter Iredale style – makes for a perfect picture! Be sure to leave space on your camera and phone for the many images you’ll be sure to take.
3. Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach
People from Cannon Beach may be biased by thinking that your trip won’t be complete without visiting Ecola State Park, but we think so too! If you’re going to Cannon Beach, or even near Cannon Beach, then check out Ecola State Park.
Ecola State Park is nine miles long on the northern coastline. Although we think all the places on this list are a great pick of a sunset Oregon Coast offers, we do think Ecola State Park may be amongst the top.
If you are a photographer, you have many nature elements to work with at the park to help bring additional effects to your images.
4. Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach
Are you ready for it? Haystack Rock is an exciting place experience a sunset Oregon has to offer. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach is one of the most famous and recognizable landmarks on the coast.
In the daytime, the Haystack Rock is home to a variety of birds, so if you’re lucky then you’ll get to see some fly in front of you as the sun sets over the Pacific. It's also a great place to poke through the tide pools.
If you’re one who wants to get the million dollar photo, then come check out Haystack Rock.
When the sun goes down, you’ll be immersed into picture perfect
4. Neahkahnie Mountain Lookout, Manzanita Oregon
Traveling south on Hwy 101, you'll pass through Oswald West State Park, start to curve around the mountain, then be prepared to have your breath taken away by this outstanding view.
The Neahkahnie Mountain Lookout offers a panorama of the coastline which makes it perfect for sunset time Oregon Coast style. Come see a beautiful sunset this much photographed view has to offer!
One of the other neat features of Neahkahnie Mountain Lookout is that it is known for seeing whales! When you’re watching a sunset, definitely keep an eye out to count how many whales you see. Luckily, the Oregon Coast is known for having year-round whale sightings.
Are you a bit overwhelmed by all 5 sunset options? If you’re looking for an easy solution, select whichever place is nearest you. All 5 suggestions were given because we love them!
And we’re sure that no matter which one you pick, you’ll get a jaw-dropping view of the colorful sunset.
Staying Overnight to Catch the Oregon Coast Sunset ~
Looking for a 6th tip of where to see Oregon sunsets? Then come stay at our Manzanita Beach Rentals! Our rentals are private houses located right on the seven mile Manzanita Beach below the Neahkahnie Lookout. At our beautiful rentals, you can have a front row view to the sunsets every night.
We hope you enjoy a wonderful sunset time Oregon Coast offers to everyone!
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