Beginning in downtown Tillamook, the Three Capes Scenic Loop offers some of the most beautiful views along the Oregon coast. The relatively short voyage gives tourists the ability to explore the coast while observing a variety of landscapes. Just short of 40 miles, the drive takes travelers west of Tillamook, along an easy to follow signed and paved route. Following signs from Tillamook to the Three Capes Scenic Loop, visitors are guided along Tillamook Bay and Bay Ocean Spit, which leads up to Cape Mears Loop Road and is followed by a gorgeous view of the forested landscape. The route continues to Oceanside, showcasing a spectacular ocean view like no other, and then curves through Netarts Bay to Cape Lookout. From Cape Lookout Road, travelers are taken through Sandlake’s dunes, displaying the cliff side scenery of Kiwanda State Park. From here, the route continues through Pacific City and is bordered by more ocean scenery. Clear weather provides the best views along the Three Capes Loop, but all seasons can be appreciated. To make the most of it, travelers should plan to spend the day exploring the Three Capes Loop, as there are a number of historical sites, as well as numerous state parks and recreational hot spots along the route.