Cape Perpetua Scenic Area


Towering trees looming through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands offering clear views for miles. It all awaits you at the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Located three miles south of Yachats, this coastal wonderland – where the forest meets the sea – captivates locals and visitors alike.

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area offers ranger-led programs throughout the year, including winter and spring whale watch events. Check our Cape Perpetua events page, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or contact the Visitor Center for details at 541-547-3289.

Starting June 7, 2017 ranger-led programs will be available most days at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Guided hikes are available every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Beginning June 16, Jr. Ranger evening programs will be held each Friday and Saturday at different locations throughout the Oregon Dunes from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Programs will continue through August, 2017.

Map of Cape Perpetua Scenic Area (artist's rendering)

Come explore

Tidepools, churns and spouting horns

Coastal forests and ocean views

Historical richness

Visitor Center

Would you like to share the wonders of Cape Perpetua with visitors? Volunteer at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center? Find out more from our volunteer page.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area.
Closest Towns:
  • Yachats, OR
  • Waldport, OR
Information Center: The Visitor Information Center offers a great panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Guided naturalist programs, walks, and interpretive exhibits are also available at the center.

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