Hug Point State Recreation Site is located 5 miles south of Cannon Beach. Explore small caves, a water fall that flows onto the beach, tidepools and the road that gave Hug Point its name!
The sandy coves are surrounded by dramatic cliff formations. Back before Highway 101 was built, stagecoaches and then cars were forced to use the beach itself as the road. The rock point in this area jutted out so far that a road was blasted into its side.
Today at low tide you can still walk along the road, seeing the wheel ruts carved into it but covered with barnacles now.
At low tide, Hug Point is an easy walk from our houses.