Oregon is a state with an extensive and scenic coastline, running from the border with California in the south, right up to Washington State in the north. Coastal Oregon vacation rentals would suit anyone on the hunt for a largely unfrequented stretch of pristine waterfront, with beaches, cliffs and coastal forests to discover.
Starting in the north of the region around Coastal Oregon vacation accommodation, the region around the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is well worth visiting. It covers 3,300 acres and was established to commemorate the mammoth Lewis and Clark expedition, which took place at the turn of the 19th Century. The park straddles the border between Oregon and Washington State, and on the southern side is the Ecola State Park, which preserves fantastic coastal landscapes. Such is the natural beauty here that the park has served as a shooting location for a number of Hollywood movies, including the Goonies and Point Break.
Some way south is Lincoln City a popular choice for self-catering accommodation in Coastal Oregon. This city is considered a key nature-spotting destination, but the beaches here are also wonderful and there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and mountain biking along the coastline. A favourite activity is whale watching, with a handful of companies offering charter trips.
A few minutes further south is the resort of Newport. Head here from Coastal Oregon vacation rentals to experience a number of attractions. The Oregon Coast Aquarium houses a wealth of marine species, including sharks and sea turtles. Elsewhere you’ll find a Ripley’s Believe It or Not and a Wax Works on the Bayfront.
From self-catering vacation rental in Coastal Oregon you could make the drive inland to the state’s capital, Portland. It’s the largest city in Oregon and features many of its most important cultural institutions, like the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Portland Art Museum. It’s a very green city, with plenty of parks and open spaces and also features the Oregon Zoo, home to a sizeable African area.
At self-catering vacation accommodation in Coastal Oregon there are warm summers and mild-to-cold winters. The period from June to September brings highs reaching the mid-20s, while in winter temperatures don’t tend to drop far below freezing and often get up to about ten degrees during the day.
Probably the fastest way to reach self-catering vacation rentals in Coastal Oregon would be to fly from London-Heathrow to Denver (DEN) via British Airways and catch a connecting flight on to Portland International Airlines (PDX) with Frontier Airlines.