Our fist stop was Thunder Rock Cove and Secret Beach. Its a short mile or so hike down to the beach and to Beach Falls. We discovered, that it is best to go at low tide, and we were at mid-high tide so could not explore the beaches.
Walking down the trail is like walking in a rain forest. Everything is green and lush and.... wet.
We continued north to Caspian Point, high on the mountain with long vista views of the Pacific Ocean. Looking south
It was really windy and cold at the top, so we didn't stay too long. There is a trail, very steep trail, that goes down to some beautiful beaches, but what goes down must come up, and the "coming up" deterred us from exploring farther.
Continuing north we stopped at Arch Rock. I was mesmerized as I watched the waves crash through the arch. Its a good thing my camera is digital because if I was using film I would have gone through at least two or three rolls of film.
We traveled a little farther north and caught the Rogue River out of Gold Beach and followed the road east exploring a few campgrounds in the area. I saw a sign for the Myrtle Tree Trail. Myrtlewood is a popular wood in Oregon for making bowls, jewelry, carvings etc. It is beautiful wood that polishes to a marble like finish. I was curious about the trail so drove up to the trail head. It turned out the trail ended at what may be the oldest and largest Myrtle Tree.
Well, this is just a sampling of all the beautiful sites along this part of the coast. Pretty impressive!