Been dreaming about camping on the Oregon coast for a couple years now. I’d heard of people camping on beaches way down south where it was actually permitted but either a long hike in or accessed by horseback. But I have always wanted to find a spot on the stretch of shore directly west of Portland which boasts some of the highest and steepest cliffs on the entire coast. After lots of time spent in Google Earth and numerous hikes around the area I found the perfect spot. And much to my surprise this weekend was absolutely perfect for sleeping outside. Being mid-February in Oregon the weather should have been gusty, rainy and frigid. Quite the contrary! It got up to 50 on Saturday and only down to about 35 that night. The sky was clear all day and all night and only partially cloudy Sunday morning. No wind at all. We were perched on a 300 ft. high protrusion. The spot we laid our tent on was flat, soft and sheltered from 3 of 4 sides. The views were nuts. Second to none. I can’t imagine it getting any better. Where you ask? Find your own spot. This is mine.
We got up in the morning, headed into Manzanita for coffee and breakfast and then scooted on over to Shorties for an early morning surf.