Oregon has oodles of coastal flying sites, but many of them work best just before, or during, cold fronts passing through. When that happens the usually too-cross wind straightens up into some form of westerly, and all of a sudden a lot of ocean sites are available!
|North side of Cape Kiwanda|
|Cape Lookout at sunset|
But if you are wanting more space you will want a bigger ridge or sand dunes. We also explored Sand Lake (just south of Cape Lookout) and those dunes are certainly flyable in a westerly wind. And since you probably have to walk out (it's also a motorized quad spot) you will almost certainly have the dunes to yourself.
En-route back to Cape Lookout and the campground (nice camping right at the LZ, tent and RV spots are available plus "warm" water showers we stopped at Cape Lookout and it was actually blowing more onshore and less north, so Alex opted to have a sunset flight while I took photos. Cloudbase was pretty low and he reported having to make sure not to get cloud sucked around 1200' and it was quite strong in the air, but very smooth.
Oceanside is another flying site north of Cape Lookout. It takes a SW wind and the day we were there it was too light winds so no flying but lots of beach walking and enjoying the super-low tides (it was actually minus numbers on the tide tables!). Lots of other people were out enjoying the unusual access to the clams and mussels usually too far offshore to reach by walking out, and it was very atmospheric with the low cloud base and moody skies.
|The tunnel connecting the beaches at Oceanside|