With some awesome day trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to soak up everything that Waldport, 30 miles away, has to offer. Oregon Coast Trail, Beachside State Recreation Site and Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site alone make the drive out worth it. Located 40 miles away, Yachats is another popular choice. If you visit, don’t miss Cape Perpetua, Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site and Siuslaw National Forest.