Our first stop was Arcadia Beach State Park. This small state park is just off the highway and consists of a grove of shady trees and trail that leads down to a sandy beach. We roamed the beach for a few minutes and found our first sand dollar at the base of Lion Rock. At low tide you can explore the base of the rock and the small marine animals that call it home.
|View of Lion Rock from Highway 101 overlook|
|Marine garden at the base of Lion Rock|
|We find a few sanddollars|
|Caves in rock at Hug Point|
|Not much water flowing at this seasonal waterfall|
|G-man explores one of the caves at Hug Point|
|Hug Point, middle right|
|Closer to Hug Point and now you can see what was once a road|
|On Hug Point|
|On Hug Point about to turn the corner|
|A wagon and team cross Hug Point around the turn of the 20th century. The road, which is still there, was chipped into the rocky headland so wagons, stagecoaches and cars would not have to drive out into the surf to get around the point.|
From Hug Point State Park we ventured further south and through the community of Arch Cape to a lookout point with the same name. This pint was at the north side of Oswald West State Park.
|Castle Rock near Arch Cape|
|Tunnel to enter Oswald West State Park|
|Everything is beautiful in Oregon!|
|Scenic viewing area over looking the beach|
|Historic Highway 101|
After exploring south on Highway 101 we headed back to Cannon Beach. We wanted to be at Haystack Rock during low tide to explore the rock's tide pools, as well.