When you think about the West Coast, one of the first things that come to mind is the stunning beaches. Even though the waters are colder than the East Coast, this region is home to its own special marvels and scenic views.
Cheapism pulled together a list of the best West Coast beaches based on "online reviews from beachgoers and local guides, took into account average water temperatures, sights to see, available activities, and overall beauty to bring you the top beaches along the West Coast that are worth a visit this summer."
Out of the 20 entries, three Oregon beaches made the list:
"Cannon Beach is home to the majestic Haystack Rock, one of the Oregon Coast's most recognizable attractions. Beachgoers can walk to it at low tide. While swimming may not be a popular activity here, long walks and nature exploration certainly are, with vibrant tide pools, diverse wildlife, and resident puffins."
Agate Beach State Recreation Site (Lincoln City)
"If hunting for seashells or clams seems too ordinary, head to Oregon's Agate Beach to search for wave-polished agates. There's a creek that empties onto the beach, creating an ideal place for young children to investigate. At low tide, explore the rocks near the beach's headland, where there are crabs and other creatures."
"Rockaway has been attracting vacationers since the 1920s. Some of the highlights at this 7-mile beach include exploring tide pools and spotting whales offshore. It's also a popular place for photographers looking to capture images of the Twin Rocks offshore. Come nightfall, crowds gather around bonfires under starry skies."
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