Tillicum Beach Campground
Siuslaw National Forest / Central Coast Ranger District
Enjoy beautiful sunsets and soothing ocean breezes from grassy campsites, set amongst shore pine and rhododendrons. Sit by a romantic campfire with a backdrop of crabber's boat lights on the horizon by night. By day watch whales, seals and surf birds. Snack on native salal, blackberries and huckleberries on your way to the wide, sandy, beach. Families enjoy flying kites, building sandcastles, hunting for agates, playing and fishing in the surf or just strolling with your sweetie.
Tillicum Campground is open year-round with a reduced number of sites open during the winter months. Electric and water hookups are available in some sites and there a flush restrooms but no showers. Follow the link to check rates, availability and current alerts: Recreation.gov \ Tillicum
Just minutes to the south are the tiny resort town of Yachats and the incredible trail system of Cape Perpetua. Waldport, a quaint port town, is just 4 miles to the north and provides access to crabbing, fishing and boating on the Alsea Bay and River via the public dock at the Port of Alsea. Both towns have groceries, fuel, farmer's markets and gift shopping.
The stretch of Hwy 101 between Yachats and Florence is one of the most scenic; starting with the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. There are many overlooks and parking spots for access to hiking in old-growth forests, agate hunting and tidepools on the beach, as well as watching for whales, sea lions and other sea life. Devil's Churn and Cook's Chasm has incredible displays of the ocean's power. Stop to see the famed Thor's Well and Spouting Horn.
Don't want to eat your own catch? Newport, to the north, has a wide selection of restaurant and shopping choices. Visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Then buy fresh seafood, off the docks in old town, to cook over the campfire back at Tillicum. An incredible ending to a perfect day!