Places along the
Pacific Coast Highway
The places along the Pacific Coast Highway range from remote beaches and pretty little towns to the big city vacation destinations of Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. You might want to choose one of these airports as your gateway to make a fly-drive holiday along the west coast, taking in as much of Washington, Oregon, and California as time allows.
For the basic information about driving the highway,
take a look at our main driving page.
But if you want to avoid big city traffic and busy places, don't worry. There are lots of beautiful small towns where you can make overnight stays. You could spend every night of your west coast vacation watching the sun set in the Pacific Ocean, and drive quickly by the big cities without stopping.
If you want to get an idea of what to expect from the Oregon coast, take a look at the great images on the
Photograph Oregon website.
And if your travel plans include the Oregon coast, suggestions for some fun stops can be found on the always helpful
Day Tripping in Oregon website.
Here are links to further information for some of the main stops along the Pacific Coast Highway, in alphabetical order with Washington first, then Oregon, and finally California. Unless otherwise indicated, the link takes you to our own page about the place.
PCH Places in Washington
City of Hoquiam Official Website
Long Beach Peninsula
Olympic National Park
PCH Places in Oregon
Cannon Beach Chamber and Information Center
Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston:
Oregon's Adventure Coast
Helpful Visitor Information Website
City of Gold Beach Official Website
Lincoln City Official Website
Newport Official City Website
Pacific City Chamber of Commerce
Useful Visitor Information Website
Chamber of Commerce
Seaside Visitors' Bureau
PCH Places in California
Official Balboa Island website
Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Coronado Official Website
City of Crescent City Official Website
Official City of Del Mar Visitors Website
City of Eureka Official Website
Official Fort Bragg City Website
Half Moon Bay:
City of Half Moon Bay Official Website
Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce
Visitor Information Website
San Luis Obispo
Nov 27, 18 04:03 PM
Brookings is a small city in Oregon which stands on the Pacific Coast Highway at the southern end of the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, one of the most beautiful drives on the Oregon coast.
Nov 26, 18 03:33 PM
The small town of Bandon on the Oregon coast is big in what it can offer visitors, including some of the finest golf along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Nov 23, 18 06:24 PM
The small port of Astoria in Oregon sits right on Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Highway, at the mouth of the Columbia River where the river flows into the Pacific Ocean.