Everything’s Beachy on Oregon’s South Coast
Spend a day on one of our glorious and pristine beaches and watch your troubles roll away. Take a walk, go for a run, look for hidden treasures, go surfing, play with your dog(s), or simply sit and watch the tide roll in and out.
Beach combing, whale watching, surfing and clamming are other popular pastimes. Here’s a run down on some of our favorite beaches on Oregon’s South Coast.
A favorite among surfers, kiters, beachcombers and locals and tourists alike. You’ll find an uninterrupted beach and ocean views can be enjoyed here. Never crowded and always beautiful, Bastendorff Beach is a must see for beach enthusiasts.
“This is a great beach for just about everything… a nice leisurely walk, building sand castles, looking in tide pools, bonfire and just about anything else you can think of.” – Allison R on TripAdvisor
Photographer: Bill Grami
Located along the Oregon National Recreation Area, Horsfall Beach is a haven for locals and visitors alike. Miles of open sand, flooded deflation plain wet lands, beach and inland dunes can be found here. Surf fishing, off highway vehicle riding, horseback riding and hiking are allowed.
“Breathtaking beautiful walk on this beach.”- Kelly E.
You’ll find Cape Arago Beach tucked away below the cliffs at the end of Cape Arago Highway. A short walk along the steep trails will take you to a secluded cove where tide pooling and fossils can be found. Visitors can also enjoy whale watching, fishing, and scuba diving.
“Amazing seaside nature scenery and ambiance…Cape Arago is worth the short drive from North Bend OR west through Charleston to experience majestic seaside scenery and wildlife, with lots of hiking trails, and ample parking.”- For1Guy on TripAdvisor
Known for its excellent kayaking, scuba diving and views of the Cape Arago Lighthouse, Lighthouse Beach is a pristine beach situated in an alcove. There is very little public access to this beach, but the walk is well worth the effort. Many choose to kayak to Lighthouse Beach. Better bring your binoculars as eagles and ospreys are often seen here.
“Great place to relax…Try to get there at low tide and check out the tide pools and then sit back, relax and watch the sun set and the tide roll in crashing over the nearby off shore rocks. Even got to see some local whales.” –Ken T. on TripAdvisor
Photo Credit: Halvor Tweto
Located 8 miles south of Charleston on Seven Devils Road, in a rather isolated location along the coastline, Seven Devils Beach is surrounded by meadows, trees and rolling hills. Ideal for hikers as no motor vehicles are allowed, it is also a known spot to search for agates.
“The views of the ocean are captivating. Made me feel refreshed, calm, in awe of the beauty of nature. Take a step back from stress and view and hear the waves, look at the rocks jetting out of the water and walk in the sand….nothing like it. Can’t wait to go back.”–Scadmom05 on TripAdvisor
Photo Credit: Halvor Tweto via www.outdoorproject.com
Situated directly below Shore Acres, a winding path takes you to this secluded ocean cove. You’ll find crashing waves, migrating whales, and views of hundreds of seals & sea lions and other wildlife. Please do not bother the seal pups you may find on the beach. They are not lost, only waiting for mom to return.
“The beach itself is almost a hidden secret, with coarser sand that many areas, and a feeling of privacy.”– djbpdx on TripAdvisor
Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches, amazing tide pools, picnic facilities, restrooms, and campgrounds. Beach goers will find easy access for beach combing, birding, fishing, swimming, and boating. A network of hiking trails connecting Sunset Bay with nearby Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks features pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands.
“…this was the first beach our 12 year old son could swim at. It is well protected by its narrow mouth out to the ocean, and is therefore relatively safe, and shallow. We stayed at the state park site a short walk away. All in all lovely.” –wendyandmarc2016 on TripAdvisor
What are you waiting for? The ocean is calling and summer doesn’t last forever! Now is the time to plan your trip. Contact us so we can help you get your trip started!