Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site, Neskowin, Oregon
From U.S. 101, you barely notice the village, let alone the beach. That’s why you might have this breathtaking confluence
of sea, sand, and scenery all to yourself.
Stay: The 11 fireplace-equipped shorefront cottages of The Breakers Beach Houses (503/392-3417 or breakersoregon.com) overlook the ocean. Private cottages start at $160. To see available vacation rentals, visit oregoncoast.com/greyfox.
Eat: Hawk Creek Cafe (503/392-3838) serves excellent pizza from a wood-fired oven.
Shop: Head 13 miles south to Lincoln City for glass art at The Volta Glass Gallery (541/996-7600 or voltaglass.com). Or create your own art across the street at The Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio (541/996-2569 or jennifersearsglassart.com).
Local secret: See that picturesque sea stack topped with trees? There’s a reason it’s called Proposal Rock.