Oregon is known for many beautiful places and interesting wildlife. I have always loved Heceta Beach which is just outside of Florence, Oregon. I love taking landscape photos there and just relaxing. I have taken the Heceta trail to the Heceta Lighthouse which has a great view at the top of the trail. I have seen sea lions, grey whales and picturesque sunsets, but until my trip last week, I had never seen the tidepools on this beach.
I was taking pictures of the awesome caves and rocky cliffs when I realized the tide was coming in. I started looking for seashells, but noticed because of the rocks that there were only pieces of shells. Also there were seagulls flying around eating the crabs and other sea creatures they could find to eat. I noticed some jellyfish that were dead and had been washed up from the tide. I also noticed pools of water around the rocks which are tidepools. I was climbing on the rocks carefully and looking to see what was in these pools. I saw many red and green sea anemones which looked pretty neat. I saw muscles, sand shrimp, sand crabs, hermit crabs, tiny fish and tadpoles. The most interesting ocean life I saw was a starfish. In fact, I saw a few starfish. I have always loved starfish, especially if they have a pretty color like the starfish I saw clinging to the rocks on the beach. There were many tourists out so it was hard to get pictures of these creatures, but I did manage to get a few. Now I can add tidepools to the interesting tourist attraction of Heceta Beach and Heceta Head State Park.
Last summer I decided I wanted to visit somewhere new for my birthday. I decided to visit Lincoln City. I had visited the Lincoln City Outlet Center numerous times and love it, but I decided to stay a couple of nights by the beach.
I have been to Newport, Bandon, Florence, Yachats and several Oregon coast beaches, but last summer I finally visited Lincoln City, Oregon beach. Lincoln City is a neat Oregon cast town. The feel was like a small beach town. The beaches were some of the most beautiful I have seen. This summer I plan to go back to the Lincoln City Beach. I plan to go in July so I can get another beautiful sunny beach day. Even in the rain the beach is beautiful.
I noticed a lot more rocks on this beach and the sand was a bit more fine than the other beaches. I liked it. In some ways it reminded me of a small California beach. However it is much prettier because there is no smog and plenty of green trees surrounding the beach. I think I will bring a bucket next time and see what kind of neat rocks I can collect. The water was so beautiful and blue. Some people may think I photo shopped the images but no. That was just how picture perfect the Lincoln City Beach looks. It is a beautiful place and I will return to enjoy this beautiful Oregon coast beach.
Newport, Oregon is one of the best cities on the Oregon coast. There are many tourist attractions like the lighthouse, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Ripley’s and the Wax Museum. There is also shopping and the Oregon Aquarium just to name a few attractions. I enjoy all of these attractions but I must admit the beach is my favorite place to go. Once a year we camp at the Beverly Beach Campground. This is something I look forward to every summer.
Camping is fun but Beverly Beach is the reason I love camping in Newport, Oregon. There are many camp spots and beaches in and around Newport. However Beverly Beach is one of the best. There is this cool bridge right by the beach. You walk under it when walking from the camp site to the beach. There are neat looking sticks and rocks by the bridge and on the beach. You can build sandcastles or collect sea shells. You can walk along the beach and feel the sand between your toes. I love doing this and enjoying the feel of the clear, refreshing water. There are also walking trails if you want to take a trail. You can also find a trail to the lighthouse a few miles away. Beverly Beach is a place you must see if you travel to Newport, Oregon.