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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.
|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 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 flowing into the ocean.|
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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