|“|| For intermediate players. A weather-battered coastline rich in shelters and resources. Watch out for wildlife.|
- In game description
Coastal Highway is one of the seven playable regions in The Long Dark.
The region is mostly steep hills around a bay area. The highway runs along the bay with some houses along the way and a small village. The frozen bay area has several fishing huts and two islands with houses, Jackrabbit Island and Misanthrope's Homestead. Several wolves live in the area, and the water is frigid.
In terms of region difficulty, some may find it easier than Mystery Lake. This is due to a greater ease of obtaining vital resources needed for survival, at the cost of a greater likelihood of encountering wolves and bears early on. Also, the region has a warmer climate than Mystery Lake.
There are many accessible locations within Coastal Highway including:
- Abandoned Lookout
- Bear Creek Campground
- Coastal Townsite
- Jackrabbit Island
- Fishing Camp
- Log Sort
- Misanthrope's Homestead
- Quonset Gas Station
- Train Unloading
- Waterfront Cottages
- The Tooth
There are several great locations for - possibly some of the best - safehouses in the game. Those include:
A great location with plenty of storage space, 2 entrances - one entrance with a porch, ideally for storing meat outside, since wildlife cannot reach it - and no direct hostile Wildlife spawns on the island (and only very rarely a wolf walks up the island). Plentiful of rabbits spawn on the island and deer around the island giving near infinite amount of meat and self-sustain. A short walk away there is a fishing hut and another 2 minute walk away there is an (outdoor) crafting bench and also a huge amount of possible firewood in the Fishing Camp. All in all a very safe location for the absolute end game.
One of the best safehouses regarding pure indoor equipment, with everything a normal safehouse offers plus a crafting bench, a fireplace, 2 entrances and a huge amount of space. Plenty of other houses with great loot around, though the overabundance of wolves in the area makes this place neither a very efficient nor particularly safe place for end game survival, especially in stalker.