carissa.thomas 4:10pm, 6 April 2007
What are your favorite beaches in Oregon, and why?

I am all about tidepooling! Here are some of my favorites:

Strawberry Hill
Yaquina Head
Cape Arago
premium road [deleted] 11 years ago
Crescent beach, in Ecola State Park. It's gorgeous, nestled in between rocks and not too many people there so you can be alone.
curious tray [deleted] 11 years ago
By definition, there can be only one "best" of anything.

The best beach in Oregon is at Bandon.
Sarah Sandoval 11 years ago
Cannon beach. most people skip it for lincoln city or seaside, so it's not too crowded. plus it has the best pizza place. lol.
Cobber99 PRO 11 years ago
Hike the Cascade Trail just north of Lincoln City - thats the one.
Nativeagle 11 years ago
I agree with Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park. I want to visit Bandon and Arcadia beach one day. Thanks Cobber99 for the Cascade Trail info! Thanks Carissa for this great topic!
Arcadia, just a little south of Cannon Beach.
Nativeagle 11 years ago
I just realized that Robert B....and I could've just drove a few miles soulth. Hahaha.
I'm in Astoria, and Arcadia is my favorite beach by far . . .
meisterang 11 years ago
Bandon is definately my favorite - However - a great second is Road's End - the very north of Lincoln City. In the summer you can get around the rocks and the rock pools and sea life are awesome.
brandiredding72 11 years ago
I love Gold Beach. We camp in yurts there. So fun and lots of agates.
Cobber99 PRO 11 years ago
Yeah meisterang, I love Road's End as well (where my family went when I was a kid). Have you ever done the Cascade Head Trail just north of it? It's amazing!
Flaim 11 years ago
My favorite is probably Short Beach just north of Oceanside. It's not well known, but the access down the hillside to the beach is just phenomenal, a friend of mine has built the trail as a volunteer project almost single-handedly.
TimSpfd PRO 11 years ago
My favorite is Fogarty Creek between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay. Classic beach type, reasonably sheltered, with good picnic areas. We used to go there a lot when I was a kid. Can't say I disagree with any of the others mentioned.
ap. 11 years ago
Seal Rock is great at low tide and protected from sneaker waves. Bandon, too, but I haven't been there as often as I'd like.
geoghegan 11 years ago
Cannon Beach is my favorite. In any kind of weather the beach and views are spectacular. And yes, it really does have the best pizza place to hit at the end of the day! We drive from Vancouver B.C. several times a year for those long walks, tidepooling around Haystack Rock and incredible views from Ecola State Park.
Mark Goodro 11 years ago
Short sand beach. Beautiful trail, secluded camp sites, dramatic tide shifts, a waterfall, and tide pools.
justin.hawthorne 11 years ago
I'm with Mark. Short Sands is one of the most amazing natural coastal areas I've been. Nothing like a preserved rainforest (with hike in camping) spilling into a very tidal, very surfable, secluded sand beach.
kcolephotos 11 years ago
I'm heading to Roackaway next weekend. And good hideaway places to shoot around there?
curious tray [deleted] 11 years ago
Here's a VR panorama of Short Sands if anyone wants to try before they buy. (At $3.28/gallon, it's worth knowing before you drive.)

VR Panorama of Short Sands beach
curious tray [deleted] 11 years ago
kcolephotos It's not far from Rockaway to Oceanside. Tunnel Beach (at Oceanside) is way cool, but time your visit for low tide.
a-chan 11 years ago
One of my new favorite beaches is Beverly Beach outside of Newport. I've only been once, but I'll definitely go again.
Nativeagle 11 years ago
Hey Paul, thanks for sharing that link!
thecatedebate 11 years ago
Our favorites are Oceanside and Oswald West..
even though its a bit of a hike through the woods to get to the beach. haha
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