The Mile-By-Mile Guide to Hwy 101
Official Visitor’s Guide
Highway 101, an official All American Road, is the artery that ties together the Oregon Coast. The Mile-by-Mile Guide to Highway 101 has been designed to make your journey more interesting by identifying the natural, historical, and recreational sites and attractions along the route. The Oregon Department of Transportation has placed milepost markers all along Hwy 101. We use actual markers, Beginning at 0.0—the south end of the Megler Bridge, which carries Highway 101 across the Columbia River—and reach 363 at the California– Oregon state line. The actualmileposts may not match your odometer because of changes that have taken place since the numbering system was established. We start over with 0.0 at the California border. There are two loops within the guide. The milepost numbers for these are indicated in blue.
To help you explore, this guide has been organized into three distinct sub regions. As you roam, take your time. Come hear the stories, relax in our sunshine, and marvel at this land called the Oregon Coast.
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North Oregon Coast -
• Astoria • Warrenton • Hammond • Gearhart • Seaside • Cannon Beach • Manzanita • Nehalem • Wheeler • Rockaway Beach • Bay City • Garibaldi • Tillamook • Oceanside • Pacific City • Netarts • Cloverdale •
Between the mighty Columbia River and the idyllic Neskowin Valley lies the North Coast. This land of wonderful beaches and rugged headlands is home to Oregon's newest national park as well as three fascinating towns, some very famous cheese, and a scenic 38-mile alternate route to Hwy 101.
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Central Oregon Coast
• Lincoln City • Gleneden Beach • Depoe Bay • Otter Rock • Newport • Toledo • Seal Rock • Waldport • Yachats • Florence • Mapleton • Dunes City
Between Lincoln City and Florence lies the spectacular Central Coast, blessed with long, sandy beaches, massive headlands, and picturesque lighthouses. This part of the coast boasts numerous lodgings with dramatic ocean views, and its towns, located 10 to 20 miles apart, provide a marvelous selection of places to stay and eat, ranging from economical to elegant.
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South Oregon Coast
• Gardiner • Reedsport • Winchester Bay • Lakeside • North Bend • Coos Bay • Charleston • Coquille • Myrtle Point • Bandon • Langlois • Port Orford • Ophir • Nesika Beach • Wedderburn • Gold Beach • Brookings-Harbor • Crescent City • Klamath Area
After passing by the towering sand dunes of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and the coastal cities of the Bay Area, the South Coast shows its wilder side. See the coast of yesteryear, where large areas between towns are nearly unchanged by human habitation and the ocean view is unobstructed.
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