Moon Coastal Oregon (Travel Guide) (Paperback)

By Judy Jewell, W. C. McRae

Moon Travel, 9781631217364, 250pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

Discover the incredible outdoor adventure and charming seaside towns that define this dramatic coastline with Moon Coastal Oregon. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your budget and timeline, from a long weekend getaway to a ten-day road trip covering the entire Oregon coast, designed for campers, surfers, culture mavens, wildlife enthusiasts, romantics, and more
  • Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Hop in the car and take the Pacific Coast Highway for a stunning coastal road trip, stopping along the way to explore charming harbor towns. Spot sea lions, puffins, and marine birds, go whale-watching, or zip up a wetsuit and catch a wave. Camp among sand dunes and shipwrecks, gaze at free-swimming sharks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or visit one of Lewis and Clark's expedition landmarks. Forage for your own dinner of crabs, clams, and mussels, or relax with a beer at a local fish shack. Hike through any of the 80 state parks along the coast, and discover the best photo ops for that perfect Pacific sunset
  • Where to find the top outdoor adventures, whether you're looking for water sports, fishing, hiking, biking, or whale-watching
  • Expert insight from Oregon locals Judy Jewell and Bill McRae on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from cozy seaside inns to wilderness campsites
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Detailed coverage of the North, South, and Central coasts, including small towns, undiscovered beaches, and larger hubs like Astoria, Newport, and Lincoln City
  • Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local culture
With Moon Coastal Oregon's expert tips, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.

Exploring more of the West Coast? Check out Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Need a cosmopolitan fix? Try Moon Portland, Moon Seattle, or Moon Vancouver.


About the Author

Between the two of them, Bill McRae and Judy Jewell have lived in and traveled around Oregon for more than 50 years. During this time, they've also strayed out of state to research and write Moon guides to Montana, Utah, and southern Utah's national parks (like Zion and Bryce).

As they turned their attention to Moon Coastal Oregon, Bill admitted that he was up for a trip (or three) to Yachats. And Judy was eager to return to Brookings, where she'd worked for the Forest Service back in the 1980s. "I could go surfing!" she realized. Bill had his own revelation: "I could forage for mussels, and get some really fresh tuna down at the docks." Those temptations, combines with the premise of hikes and blustery storms, make Oregon's coast irresistible.

Judy graduated from Reed College and worked at Portland's renowned Powell's Books for 14 years as a book buyer and manager, until she decided to leave to travel. When she's not traveling around the West, she now works as a technical and scientific editor and a yoga teacher.

Bill and Judy both live in Portland, Oregon.