Checking Oregon Coast maps of the areas you want to go are just the ticket for the success of your adventure. Finding your way around unfamiliar places can be a bit intimidating.
Although most places are straight shots, there are those times where taking a short-cut or sidetracking your way around, discovering little known hideaways, can be mucho fun. That said, getting lost is never fun. ;(
Be sure to pick up as much travel information as you can from the coastal city halls or chamber of commerce. I tend to leave each city's chamber of commerce with an arm-full of brochures and maps for research when I'm back home. I always ask for a bag so I don't drop any on my way back to the car.
Most maps can be found online. Grab the coast of Oregon maps for each region: North, Central and South. That way, leaving breadcrumbs will never need to be an option.
Driving Distances Between Coastal Cities
Astoria to Seaside – 17 miles
Cruise around with the interactive map of the Oregon coast, courtesy of Google Maps. Drag yourself around, zoom in, zoom out, map your trip, find cities, towns, roads and streets. Knock yourself out. ;)