Ocean Shore State Recreation Area

Symbols represent major park features & activities. Blue icons mean some/all are ADA accessible.

Oregon's shoreline is a geologic mix of sandy beaches, rocky shores and towering capes rising from the sea. All of it -- stretching from the Columbia River south to the Oregon/California border and between the vegetation line and extreme low tide -- is waiting for you to take a stunning walk along the edge of the Pacific Ocean. See the History/FAQ page to learn why Oregon's beaches are open to everyone to explore.

Turn your walk on the beach into a hike on the Oregon Coast Trail. The trail spans 382 miles, mostly on the beach and through state parks. Whether you are on a through-hike or a casual beach walk, stop and explore the vibrant life in tidepools. Looking for a great tidepool area? Take a look at the map on our Oregon Tidepool website, which also includes a species guide and trip tips.

Whether you're picnicking, soaking up the sun or watching a spectacular sunset, make sure your trip is a safe one. Learn about sneaker waves, rip tides and drift logs on our Beach Safety pages.