|Subject: re: Hidden Oregon Coast|
I don't know if this qualifies as hidden or not, but the Yaquina Head Lighthouse is a great place to stop. The setting is beautiful, the lighthouse is old and interesting, and they have a wonderful system of tidepools that you can walk around and explore the ocean flora and fauna that live in them.
Yaquina Head is at Newport, not exactly close to Astoria, but if you're going that far south it's worth a stop.
This website gives a little more information: http://www.yaquinalights.org/yhead.html
We recently stayed in a floating B&B in the harbor at Newport, and we have pictures of the B&B and some coast sights on our web site listed below.
Dave & Karen Votaw Salem, Oregon http://www.votaws.com