Oregon Coast Romantic Getaway

Cape Perpetua

Imagine getting married with this view reflecting in your sweetheart’s eyes. Check with the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, or the Siuslaw National Forest Central Coast Ranger District, for rules on a small, intimate, wedding at the old stone fort atop Cape Perpetua.

Cape Perpetua Overlook - 800' above the Pacific Ocean

Cape Perpetua Overlook - 800' above the Pacific Ocean

Cape Perpetua Campground is found within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area and is open from mid-May through mid-September.  This location provides numerous enjoyable and educational opportunities for all ages and abilities along the rocky coastline and in the coastal forest. Attractions include the Giant Spruce Trail, Spouting Horn, and West Shelter.  27 miles of hiking trails that lead to the Giant Spruce, Cape Visitor Center, tidepools, and St. Perpetua (“one of the Best views on the Oregon Coast”) can also be accessed from the campgrounds.  You can also view whales during migration seasons, and observe ancient American Indian “shell middens.”

The nearby Visitor Information Center provides educational and hands-on activities as well as guided naturalist programs, walks, and interpretive exhibits Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends.

As you travel through the old growth temperate rainforest, you’ll discover trees over 10 feet in diameter just a mile away from the ocean. During low tide you can investigate the teeming life in the tidepools of the marine gardens.  Located two miles south of Yachats on Highway 101, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area provides an excellent flavor of what makes central Oregon Coast so unique.

The campground is paved and has flush toilets.  The 38 conventional sites are suitable for tent, RV or trailer.  There is also one large group site which will accommodate up to 50 people.