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

Forks

Hoquiam:
City of Hoquiam Official Website

Long Beach Peninsula

Olympic National Park

Port Angeles

Port Townsend

Seattle

Sequim

Westport


PCH Places in Oregon

Astoria

Bandon

Brookings

Cannon Beach:
Cannon Beach Chamber and Information Center

Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston:
Oregon's Adventure Coast

Depoe Bay

Florence:
Helpful Visitor Information Website

Gold Beach:
City of Gold Beach Official Website

Lincoln City:
Lincoln City Official Website

Newport:
Newport Official City Website

Pacific City:
Pacific City Chamber of Commerce

Port Orford:
Useful Visitor Information Website

Reedsport/Winchester Bay:
Chamber of Commerce

Seaside:
Seaside Visitors' Bureau

Tillamook


PCH Places in California

Balboa Island:
Official Balboa Island website

Big Sur

Bodega Bay

Cambria

Carlsbad:
Carlsbad Convention and Visitors Bureau

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Coronado:
City of Coronado Official Website

Crescent City:
City of Crescent City Official Website

Dana Point

Del Mar:
Official City of Del Mar Visitors Website

Eureka:
City of Eureka Official Website

Fort Bragg:
Official Fort Bragg City Website

Half Moon Bay:
City of Half Moon Bay Official Website

Huntington Beach

Laguna Beach

La Jolla

Long Beach:
Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Los Angeles

Mendocino

Monterey

Morro Bay

Newport Beach:
Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau

Pacific Grove:
Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce

Pismo Beach

San Clemente:
Visitor Information Website

San Diego

San Francisco

San Luis Obispo

San Simeon

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

Santa Monica

Ventura






Recent Articles

  1. Brookings

    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.

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  2. Bandon

    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.

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  3. Astoria in Oregon

    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.

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