Take the turnoff at milepost 346 to visit Natural Bridges, one of the most popular viewpoints in the entire scenic corridor. A wooden viewing platform, easily reached by a short trail from the parking area, overlooks a wave-cut natural bridge rock formation where you can watch the surf crash through the arches. Lesser trails branch off and descend more steeply to afford closer views of the natural bridges. The main trail connects to the north to the Thunder Cove Loop, part of the Oregon Coastal Trail, after a quarter of a mile. That trailhead can also be accessed at the milepost 345.8 pulloff. The loop itself is a mile long, and descends steadily but not too steeply. It is well-maintained. The view is dramatic, but visitors should be careful and keep a close eye on children and pets, because the trail runs along the edge of dizzying drops in places.
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