The Oregon Coast, March 2015

Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)

It’s safe to say, Yachats, Oregon is one of my favorite places in the world. Albeit, I haven’t been to very many places in my lifetime, but I’ve always been of the opinion that beautiful places are meant to be visited, and then you move on — to other places, and other things — but not Yachats.

The husband and I first discovered the hidden treasure that is the Oregon coast on our honeymoon a couple years ago, and we’ve talked about going back there ever since. And now we have, just in time to escape a week’s worth of below freezing temperatures. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve undoubtedly seen some photos from our trip, but as I went through my memory cards I couldn’t help sharing a few more of my favorites. (Besides, I’m secretly hoping this will buy me some more time to photograph an upcoming recipe I’m working on. I’ve been pretending to still be on vacation even though we got home almost a week ago, so new recipes will be on their way just as soon as I get back into the swing of things, I promise!)

The incredible thing about the west coast is the highway that runs along it. On one side, the Pacific ocean, and miles and miles of coastline. On the other, mountains, old growth forests, dunes, lakes, and even waterfalls. You can be walking on the beach one minute, and hiking in the shade of centuries old pine trees the next. It’s pretty much everything anyone could want in a vacation, all rolled into one.

(If you want to get a closer look, feel free to click on any f the images to be redirected to my flickr page. You can full-size the photos there, and scroll through at your leisure.)

Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
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Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)
Yachats, Oregon (March 2015)

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15 Responses to The Oregon Coast, March 2015

  1. Kristen @ The Endless Meal March 19, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    Your trip looks beautiful! I’ve driven down the coast twice, once on the way to Mexico and once heading to the Grand Canyon. Loved it both times and would love to go again. The whole west coast, from northern BC to California, is

    Happy to see you had a lovely vacation!!

    • Kristen @ The Endless Meal March 19, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      … the most beautiful place is the world.

      (Damn fingers pressing submit before I was ready!)

      • Willow Arlen March 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

        Thanks, Kristen! The whole coast is just amazing, isn’t it? This was our second trip there, and we’ve still just barely scraped the surface of all there is to see. :)

  2. Amanda March 19, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! I’m planning a week long trip to Oregon and my list of places to visit keeps growing! This town looks beautiful! Your photo of the starfish is beautiful, too.

    • Willow Arlen March 19, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

      Thanks, Amanda! This was the second time we’ve visited the same 50-ish mile stretch of coastline, and we’ve still only scratched the surface on all there is to see. My only advice is to give yourself a few more days to explore than you think you’ll need, ’cause there is just no way to fit everything in. (But no matter what you see while you’re there, it’s going to be amazing!) Hope you have an awesome trip!

  3. Drew March 19, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    Thank you Willow! Such great photos!
    You really captured the beauty of Yachats.

  4. Abby March 20, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful! you captured some seriously good moments. I love it when places resonate with who we are.

  5. movita beaucoup March 22, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Those photos are absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Brenna March 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    Glad that you had another fabulous trip in my backyard! We’re an hour from Newport and get out there whenever we can drag ourselves from our daily lives. We’ve had great weather out here — tulips and daffodils have been gracing us for a month now. We are sending spring your way; I promise!

  7. Juju Sprinkles July 21, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    I wish I had known about this place before my roadtrip in May! Every photo looks gorgeous! My hubby and I had a fantastic time driving from Portland to San Francisco. Definitely going to check out Yachats next time we are in town =)

    Juju Sprinkles

    • Willow Arlen July 31, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      I highly recommend Yachats, but really, pretty much every inch of the Oregon coast is jaw-droppingly beautiful. My husband and I actually just went back there with some friends, and I’ll be posting from our trip soon!

  8. Christine | Vermilion Roots July 12, 2016 at 12:30 am #

    So green, I love the photos! :-)

    • Willow Arlen July 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      Thanks, Christine! It is so vibrant there, especially compared to my home in the mid-west. I do my best to soak it all in while I’m there!

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