Spring break stop#2: Haceta Head Lighthouse

Second stop on our spring break coast trip was the Haceta Head Lighthouse. The kids made the mile hike uphill to the lighthouse easily! We were all mesmerized by the view and crashing waves at the top, while Zach spent a lot of time inside the lighthouse, curious about its history.

Then we spent a short time walking the beach soaking up the views.


We brought our garden shovels and went clamming in the backyard of the beach house – the kids did great! We found cockles, mussels and purple varnish clams. Even found a little shrimp inside one of the mussels!

Though Zoey had a minor scratch, they still had a great time.

Spring break house on the bay shore

We were lucky to find a house right on the shoreline of Alsea Bay in Waldport. Steak dinner followed by s’mores in the backyard fire pit was the perfect end to a long day.

We woke up to the sounds of seagulls and a clear morning sunrise, beautiful from the kitchen and pretty much every room in the house.

Spring break stop #1: Yaquina Head Lighthouse

The first stop on our spring break trip to the coast was Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We couldn’t help but stare at the waves crashing below for a good 15 mins. Such a beautiful postcard view!!