Cape Perpetua Overlook Day Use

Area Status: Open

Towering 800 feet over the protected Marine Garden shoreline, the Cape Perpetua Day Use area is the highest viewpoint accessible by car on the Oregon Coast.  

Take the winding, wooded drive to the top of the Cape Perpetua Headland, and you'll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring overlook just steps from the parking area. On clear days, views extend nearly 40 miles out to sea, and along 70 miles of coastline.

This site serves as a trailhead for:

At a Glance

Fees: $5/vehicle/day or valid recreation pass
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Operated By: Siuslaw National Forest
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Waldport Office or Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

General Information


From Yachats, Oregon, drive three miles south on Highway 101. Or, from Florence, Oregon, drive 22 miles north on Highway 101. 

Turn east onto Forest Road 55. Turn north at the junction with Forest Road 5553.  

The parking area is at the end of the road.


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