Wednesday, October 15, 2014

31 Days in Oregon: Ecola State Park


• thirty-one day challenge •
{DAY 15} 
Northern Beaches

Located between Seaside & Cannon Beach is Ecola State Park. It is a lovely place to catch some waves, or simply watch the waves, go hiking or spot coastal wildlife.

Members of the Corps of Discovery traveled here to reach a beached whale. They were hoping to trade the meat and blubber with local Native American tribes, but the locals got to the whale first. The park is part of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park.

This area is also a fairly popular place for film makers. Some well known movies filmed here are Goonies, Point Break & Twilight.


Ecola Point
The view from Ecola Point
Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach is one of the last rocks visible.


Ecola Point - Indian Beach Trail
There is a 1.5 mile trail from the Ecola Point parking lot to Indian Beach. It is a beautiful walk through the Coastal woodland with the occasional view of the ocean.

The trail is part of the Oregon Coast Trail that stretches the entire length of Oregon.

Looking towards Indian Point & Indian Beach

Sea Lion Rock



Indian Beach
Indian Beach is a secluded, wonderfully beautiful stretch of beach.

In the movie Twilight, this is the location used for the La Push beach, where the kids meet to go surfing. It is also where Jacob tells Bella about the Quileute legend.

Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek flowing into the ocean.

Indian Creek

Pelicans

Just beautiful!
Submarine Rock in the front.

This is a popular place to surf.

Rocks to climb on and/or admire.

Seagulls on the rocks



Tide pool action with barnacles & muscles.

Tillamook Lighthouse, decommissioned in 1957.



If you are looking for a relaxing place to just chill and enjoy the sand & salt water, this is definitely a good place to visit.


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