Webb County Park
It's kind of fun zigzagging from the warmer inland areas and then going back to the much cooler, almost cold, coast of Oregon. There were about three areas we wanted to cover along the coast so we chose Webb County Park in Cloverdale/Cape Kiwanda. It's a very small tourist community right on the beach.
We are in Tillamook County, land of cheese, trees and ocean breeze!
The temperatures were climbing into the low 90s in Salem and here they are in the low 70s with a strong breeze.
Webb County Park is a very small park with a playground and 30 campsites. About 1/3 of them have water and electric with a central dump station. It is right on the main road, but not easy to find! We should've listened to our truck's GPS when it said to turn on and unmarked street that looked more like the rear parking lot to the ocean front hotel. But no. We drove passed it, sure that we'd see another sign directing us to Webb County Park. So far, there were a couple of them as we turned off Hwy 101. Well they forgot to put one at the crucial turn. We had to drive out of town and find a place to turn around. When we came back to said turn, we practically stopped in the intersection and thought "Maybe that's it? What do you think?" I said TURN, we'll just go with it. We were worried that if we turned into a small hotel parking lot we wouldn't get back out. But then we saw it! A tiny sign way down behind the parking lot that said Webb County Park. They really do need a couple of more signs. One on the main road would be so helpful.
We had reserved campsite #3. This side has the hookups and backs up to a private campground. Things were clean and had some decent spacing. $31 a night. Great Verizon. It'll do. The camp host was very nice and there were a few spots always open too. I'd say check it out if you need to be on this part of the coast. There are several very nice county parks in this county alone. Some are large and some small. Webb and Wood are very small and not very easy to get ahold of someone if you want to ask questions.
Here is the coordinates and address if you are interested.
It was getting later in the day, but we wanted to check out the beach at Cape Kiwanda and dip our toes in the ocean. Across the street is one of the few restaurants and pub. And no, we never did go there!
There were quite a few folks climbing up the giant dune and running and sliding down it. We got really lucky with the weather. We had sunshine the entire time with just a little evening sprinkle once and one very windy day.
Always windy on the beach. Many kites being flown.
This area is a wildlife refuge so there is no going onto Haystack Rock which sits a mile offshore.
Toe dippin' time.
A brave paddle boarder.
The sun was going down and it was getting cold so we headed indoors to warm up.
We got up early the next morning to walk on the beach and get some pictures with brighter light.
No one out here this early. We had the place to ourselves.
Since no one was out, we let Hurley off leash for a bit so he could get his crazy on. He runs SO fast!
What a happy pooch!
Whatever this flower was it was all over. Very pretty. Today was forecasted to be very windy so I stayed mostly inside while Steve worked.
Almost forgot to mention the local bunnies. They are everywhere and so cute. They will come right up to you and love it if you toss them a carrot or some lettuce or apple. Park management said it is ok. Hurley didn't even seem to mind them. But he would've loved to chase them if he had the chance.Moe's Seafood & Chowder.
We had a nice lunch with a view and walked around the low tide for a while.
So far we are enjoying the day. Next up is the rest of our time in Newport. Whales, beer, and a surprise visit to some old friends.