Ellie says: Oregon is so lucky! All 362 miles are open to the public, from the Columbia River in the north to the California border in the south.
Oregon Coast Trail
Up for a real adventure? Check out the 382-mile Oregon Coast Trail. It crosses sandy beaches, coastal forests, and majestic headlands.
Oregon Marine Reserves
Ready to dive deeper into ocean conservation? Check out Oregon’s five marine reserves, protected offshore areas dedicated to conservation and scientific research. They are: Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks marine reserves.
Oregon coast tidepools
Explore life at the edge of the ocean. Oregon State Parks offers tours, maps, species lists, and (very important) safety information for planning your trip between Pacific tides.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Towering 800 feet over the protected rocky shoreline, Cape Perpetua Headland is one of the highest viewpoints you’ll see on the Oregon Coast. It overlooks protected coastal forests, a marine reserve, and home to at least five endangered species.
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
One of the largest expanses of temperate coastal sand dunes in the world. Explore 40 miles of sand, wind, and water!