8.5 miles, Half day
This hike is a beautiful coastal walk along a four-mile strip of Oregon coastline. This amazing hike starts in beautiful Sunset Bay, takes you through beautiful gardens in Shore Acres State Park, stops at a sea lion viewpoint off a road and ends with a closeup view of sea lions at Cape Arago. The return trip takes you a slightly different way for different coastal views past amazing rock formations. It is an easy afternoon and you should definitely bring a camera!
The GPS route that I took for this trip takes you through the woods for the most part on a nice trail through various vegetation with occasional stops at the coast for views. I like taking this trail on the way out and returning via the more coastline route on the way back. If you time it right it would be a great walk back late in the afternoon with the setting sun.