Our next destination was Cape Lookout State Park, which has a spectacular coastal beach. Along the way we did a pitstop at Otter Rock to check out a surf beach, and stopped at a few lookout points.
I could have spent a few days at this park. We got a tent site right over the dunes of the beach and spent the afternoon barefoot by the ocean. Again, the coast and landscape leading up to the beach is so stunning - misty distances, golden light, cliffs on the horizon, lush forest - that it was just a pleasure to spend hours walking along the beach. Right before sunset, we watched a massive rain cloud roll in over the setting sun. Amazing.