Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site, Oceanside

#151 of 414 in Things to do in Oregon Coast
Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. 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.
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  • Nice sandy beach that extends all the way south to Netarts. Heading north leads to a neat tunnel that goes through a rock formation that juts out into the edge of the ocean. Going through the tunnel.....  more »
  • After driving fir hours along the coast, this was the perfect place to stop, walk, soak in magnificent views and have a picnic.  more »
  • Beautiful beach! The ocean was surprisingly cold in comparison to other parts of the Pacific I've been in. Quite windy, but not too crowded which was great. A beautiful spot to spend the afternoon relaxing. Originally we'd planned to visit the lighthouse, but it was just too busy and no where to relax and enjoy. Decided we stop here instead. Definitely worth a stop! We were not at all disappointed. 😁😍
  • A great place to stop for an hour or two at the beach. We made a trip over from Tillamook and really enjoyed it. The beach was beautiful, wasn't too crowded and you could find parking. It had a bathroom on site but we didn't find a place to wash off your feet. The beach also seemed less windy then other places along the Oregon coast. It was cold but that is what you have to expect for the beach in Oregon. A definite recommended place to go.

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