Smelt Sands State Recreation Site

General Advisory
The Oregon Coast Trail from Yachats Ocean Rd to Cape Perpetua has been temporarily closed due to storm damage. Amanda's Bridge has also been closed for repairs. Please use Hwy 101 to connect to Cape Perpetua Scenic Area or Yachats Ocean Rd at this time.

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An excellent whale watching and photography viewpoint. Walk the historic 804 Trail (.75 miles one-way with resting benches scattered along the way). The park is known for tidepooling, rock fishing and the yearly smelt run (smelt are small, silvery relatives of salmon). Breathtaking sunsets.