Parks, Beaches, and Headlands

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.  
  https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PARKS/Pages/OCT_main.aspx


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 FalconCascade HeadOtter RockCape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks marine reserves.

http://oregonmarinereserves.com

 

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.

http://oregontidepools.org

 

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.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recreation/recarea/?recid=42265

 

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!

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/siuslaw/learning/nature-science/?cid=fsbdev7_007155