Port Orford, Oregon, is Curry County's northernmost incorporated coastal town. It's smaller (pop. 1100), more remote, less developed, and (to some) more charming than many coastal tourist towns. There are still nice options for food and lodgings, and the scenery here and nearby is spectacular.
The town of Port Orford is built inland of rocky headlands where the ocean sweeps in to wash a five-mile crescent beach between the Orford Heads and Humbug Mountain to the south. So US 101 enters Port Orford from the north, and exits to the east-southeast. Pro tip: incorporated cities have police departments, and Port Orford's seems to support itself from traffic ticket revenues. The highway speeds go to 40MPH well before the built environment begins to look developed, but the wise motorist will observe and comply with all posted speed limits.
Attractions in Port Orford include:
Blacklock Point is seven miles north. Cape Blanco State Park is four miles north.
Paradise Point SRS 160
Tseriadun SRS 161
Port Orford Heads State Park
Port of Port Orford 162
Battle Rock 163 and beach
Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve
Humbug Mountain is five miles south.
Sisters Rock is thirteen miles south.
More Port Orford attractions at EnjoyPortOrford.com.
More at Wikipedia.
Distances to nearby towns:
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|82||Crescent City, CA|
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