Ahhh! So happy we’re actually officially on our Oregon adventure now. Exploring the Gold Beach and Brookings area.
We are staying in the pet friendly cabins at Ireland’s Rustic Lodges.
The cabins are just adorable. Comfortably fitting all four of us and we even have our own fireplace to keep us warm and cozy. The staff is extremely helpful and we only have to walk down a small path to be directly on the beach.
After we ate breakfast at the lodge we went out to explore the Oregon Coast. We decided to try some of the hiking trails slightly south in Brookings Oregon. Directly off Hwy 101 you can access a variety of trails to great viewpoints of the coast. The state park is known as Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor and offers 27 miles of coastal trails.
Here you can download the brochure to look at the seven trails and viewpoints. We opted for 3 of them which I will explain in more detail.
1. Arch Rock
This is a very easy loop hike with a paved trail reaching gorgeous views of the ocean and rock formations, keep your eye out for Arch Rock. The trail is also super easy to locate, just off Hwy 101 and it’s the most north hike in the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor.
2. Natural Bridges
This was rated as a must do and offered us a bit of a different scenery verse the first viewpoint. Once again it was a short hike off Hwy 101 to the viewpoint.
This trail is said to offer the best views in the park. Arched rocks and blowholes!
3. Thunder Rock Cove
Our third hike was a bit longer and was located in between Natural Bridges and Arch Rock so we actually just took the coastal trail from Natural Bridges to Thunder Rock Cove.
You can also take a trail down to the beach called Secret Beach, we were getting a bit hungry so we decided just to do the Thunder Rock Cove trail. If you have more time you could also explore the 4 other trails on Hwy 101.
This is exactly what I thought the coast would love like, I can’t wait to explore more tomorrow, adventure awaits!