Cape Disappointment is anything but, for me anyway. Lewis and Clark came here hoping to negotiate passage back to the east with a trading vessel. They eventually realized what a horrible place to camp it was and crossed the Columbia River to a more hospitable location, and built Fort Clatsop. They stayed on the coast for 105 days before getting restless and hopeless. They returned east overland and the rest is history.
Here at Cape Disappointment the Columbia River flows into the Pacific, though crashes is a better adjective. The waters are violent and pound into the coast. But it's a truly beautiful and raw site.