Enjoy a heaping dose of sand and surf in these quintessential beach towns—but better keep these underrated spots (relatively) secret!
Photo by John Clark
A fishing village an hour north of the California border, Port Orford has rugged, driftwood-clogged beaches (surfers go to Battle Rock) and one of the last remaining open-water docks, where boats are lifted from the ocean by crane. At WildSpring Guest Habitat, there’s a cliffside soaking tub and woodsy yet plush cabins with antiques and radiant heat. Battle Rock: enjoyportorford.com. Wildspring: From $278; 2-night min.; wildspring.com.