Like I mentioned before, we took a day to go to the Oregon coast on our way home from our trip to the Seattle area. We stayed in Seaside and traveled to Hay Stack Rock on Cannon Beach. We had never been to that beach and we had so much fun exploring! We got up super early so we could get there when the tides were out. Normally the rock is surrounded by water. We wanted to see the creatures in the tide pools.
We got to see the sunrise :)
I am fascinated by tide pools. I have been to several aquariums and I love that too, but there is something so neat about seeing these animals in their natural habitat. I loved sharing it with my excited, curious children.
My kids were so gentle and respectful. They were so careful of where they stepped and were in awe.
Because the trip was a spontaneous idea, we didn’t come prepared with the right clothing or anything to play in the sand with. But they had so much fun anyway :)
In Seaside there is a restaurant called BigFoot’s that has several statues outside. My boys got a big kick out of it since they are currently convinced that they exists and are obsessing over it. They crack me up!
We ate lunch at Mo’s while we were there too. We don’t eat out often plus my kids love seafood. So this was a special treat for them. The fact that they could look out the window and see the beach was a bonus.
For some reason the Oregon coast is a special place to our family. We fell in love the first time we went there 8 or 9 years ago. I would love nothing more than to visit at least once a year. Maybe once year…….
Do you have a favorite place to go when your family needs to get away???