Storm Watching at Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

The Pacific Ocean has moments of roiling rage in the winter months, a perfect time for storm watchers  to head to the coast. Cape Kiwanda on Oregon’s Tillamook Coast is a bit off the beaten path—you have to leave Highway 101 to get there—but it’s worth the effort. Massive dunes rise from the shore and the monolithic Haystack Rock sits offshore.

To watch storms from your private balcony in comfort, check in at Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa, one of the Oregon Coast’s most luxurious hotels. Take a break from storm watching at Tidepools Spa with a workout in the wellness center and restorative spa treatment. 

When it’s time to dine, head to Headlands’ on-site restaurant Meridian for a hand-crafted cocktail and one of the culinary creations by Executive Chef Eric Hill—the Chef’s Tasting Menu showcases the locally sourced ingredients and talents of the culinary team. 

When there’s a break between storms, Headlands’ adventure coaches can curate and guide your own outdoor adventure on this stunning stretch of coast. 

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