|My family playing on the beach!|
In June, 1967, after months of stalling, the Oregon Legislature passed House bill 1601, which guarantees public access to the state's beaches and establishes a state easement on all beaches between the low water mark and the vegetation line. The bill expanded upon an almost-60-year-old law that decreed public ownership of beaches between low- and high-water lines, but still allowed for privatization of the "dry sands" area between the high water line and the vegetation line. In 1966, a coastal motel owner barricaded the beach above the high water line, and the need for further protection was discovered. McCall's bold response set the tone for the rest of his administration.
That beach belongs to the public. Access is only a few miles away!
THREE CAPES SCENIC LOOP...A BEAUTIFUL BACK ROAD
When we left Lincoln City yesterday we took Hwy 101 north toward Tillamook, home of that famous cheese you see in the grocery. As you travel north on this road you will notice a turnoff labeled simply Three Capes Scenic Loop. If you turn west and choose the side trip you will not be disappointed. The drive is not a long one and there are many 'escape routes' heading back toward the main road. When I was trying to compare this drive with one we made in California along the Big Sur, I could only think that California should be so lucky. Lofty views punctuated with easy access to one after another gorgeous beach...some even allow your car on the beach. Motels are plentiful but they do not control the beach.
|View from Pelican Pub and Brew...Haystack Rock|
Come on over and see us sometime!