The next morning, we drove south to Ecola State Park, just north of Cannon Beach. This is hands down, one of the most beautiful parks I’ve ever been. We took a coastal trail that wove in and out of a dense forest of old-growth Sitka spruce, along breathtaking cliffs that offered cinematic views. It was a drizzly day, so the wet fogginess added to the picturesqueness of the forest and coast.
Afterwards, we drove into the town of Cannon Beach, where I yelped the best burger (Tom’s Fish n chips), and then headed to the beach to find the Goonies. This beach did not disappoint. I love overcast and foggy conditions, I thin they result in beautiful imagery, and the distant haystacks looked so epic, looming in the fog. We spent the night and following morning at Nehalem Bay State Park, which has tall and vast dunes.