Best Oregon Coast Places for Whale Watching

Cape Lookout State Park - Whale Watching Spot

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Loop, Cape Lookout is home to a trail that follows the headland for more than two miles with plenty of viewpoints along the way.

Cape Lookout State Park,
Whiskey Creek Road, Tillamook, OR, USA

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Ecola State Park - Whale Watching Spot

A popular spot for its scenic coastal views with and without whales. Ecola's entrance road from Cannon Beach winds through a lush Sitka spruce forest before leading to a parking area with access to a picnic area on a grassy bluff and trails to the beach and cliffside viewpoints.

Ecola State Park,
Cannon Beach, OR, USA

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Neahkahnie Mountain - Whale Watching Spot

Stop at the historical marker along Highway 101 towards Manzanita. The multiple highway turnouts are lined with low rockwork walls. Hikers can climb the nearby Neahkahnie Mountain trails for even higher views.

Neahkahnie Mountain,
Oregon, USA

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Meet Whale Watching Experts - Whale Watching Spot

"Whale Watching Spoken Here" is put on by Oregon State Parks every migratory season. During the peak week of migration, volunteers are here helping visitors sight whales off the headlands. See all the volunteer-staffed locations!


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