Adventure Lab® Spotlight: Bayocean – Lost Resort Town

With the Adventure, Bayocean – Lost Resort Town, explorers discover the hidden history of a small strip of land on the Pacific coast. If you were to walk around Bayocean today, it’s hard to imagine a community ever inhabited it. The Adventure reveals that there was once a whole resort town there, advertised to be the “Queen of Oregon Resorts” and “the playground of millionaires,” which existed for a few decades before it fell into the sea piece by piece.

This Adventure on the Oregon coast in the US has two layers; the first is a beautiful seaside walk on grassy beaches, the other is an exploration of a town that disappeared from the ground it was built on. The Adventure is non-sequential and takes explorers to Locations where there was once a hotel, a mercantile store, and a residential home. The only indication that those buildings once stood there are small signs placed at the sites.

For those interested in the history of Bayocean’s rise and fall, the Location at a larger sign with a townsite trail and written history of the town will answer your questions. On the trail map sign you’ll learn about the day-to-day life of Bayocean residents and see the development that occurred in Bayocean before its beaches started to erode. The map also shares the story of what caused the erosion that led to the town’s demise.

This Adventure shares a fascinating story that passersby might otherwise miss. Whether you’re a history buff or a beachcomber, this Adventure is worth a stop.

Have you downloaded the Adventure Lab® app and completed one? Share your most memorable Adventures in the comments and then go find your next one!

Genevieve is a Marketing Manager at Geocaching HQ.