Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, Oceanside

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Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. Administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the park is open to the public and is fee-free. Amenities at the site, in the unincorporated community of Oceanside, include picnicking, wildlife watching, fishing, windsurfing, and kite flying. It is not uncommon to see paraglider pilots land at the beach on Southwest wind days during the fall, winter and spring. Beachcombing is popular in summer, and agate hunting is best in winter, when ocean currents remove sand. Oceanside is about 11 miles (18 km) west of Tillamook off U.S. Route 101.
The 7.3-acre (3.0 ha) site lies between the Pacific Ocean to the west and homes on a steep slope to the east. Cape Meares is to the north and Netarts Bay and Cape Lookout are to the south. About 0.5 miles (0.8 km) offshore is Three Arch Rocks, part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. It supports breeding colonies of tufted puffins and common murres as well as pigeon guillemots, storm-petrels, cormorants, and other birds. The refuge is also a breeding site for Steller sea lions. From Oceanside Beach, visitors can walk north through a man-made tunnel in Maxwell Point to see Tunnel Beach.
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  • Definitely check out the tide table and take a flashlight or headlamp and hike thru the tunnel. It's a fun little trip if you don't need to use a walker, cane or stroller. 
    Definitely check out the tide table and take a flashlight or headlamp and hike thru the tunnel. It's a fun little trip if you don't need to use a walker, cane or stroller.  more »
  • We had fun walking through the tunnel at the north end of Oceanside Beach beach. The tunnel takes you through the cliff to the other side… Tunnel Beach and Lost Boy Beach. We spent most of our time... 
    We had fun walking through the tunnel at the north end of Oceanside Beach beach. The tunnel takes you through the cliff to the other side… Tunnel Beach and Lost Boy Beach. We spent most of our time...  more »
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  • This was a cool little spot! Parking is limited so please keep that in mind😬The beach itself is clean and spacious! Also there is a tunnel you can walk through for the other side for more beach! But keep in mind there is a falling rock warning and also take a bright flashlight... your phone light is not enough lol trust me on that. Oh and also careful of the tide when you do reach the other side cause there is really nowhere to run except the tunnel 😰
  • Very nice beach with good access. It seems to be a popular beach for peak days, so parking can be a little scarce. There is neat tunnel that goes through rock to Tunnel Beach on the other side. This beach is good for exploring while Oceanside is better for setting up for your day trips in my opinion. Lots of sandy beach for those busy days even.

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