Gold Beach, OR

Waves at the beach right across from our campground were breaking way too close for surfing, but the still pretty to walk around and be outside. We really learned a lot on this trip about how varied the conditions can be based on weather and coastline (things can vary every mile or so depending on what the beach is like). We're so used to Westport's giant sandy sandbars for miles, and the generally steady summer conditions that are always surfable for beginners... good to learn more about planning for other spots!