McVay Rock State Recreation Site

  General Advisory 07/09/19
NO BEACH FIRES AT THIS LOCATION. Due to high fire conditions south of the Chetco bridge Harbor District Fire Protection is imposing a Regulated Use Closure. All ocean shore beaches in the Harbor District will be closed to beach fires. Beachfront parks include Crissey Field, Winchuck, and McVay.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife

McVay is a well-hidden park noted for surf fishing, clamming, whale watching, and plenty of space to walk on the beach. The large lawn has a nine-hole disc golf course overlooking the ocean.

The park is elevated above the ocean.  As you walk along the edge, you'll often have eye-to-eye encounters with the seabirds catching the updrafts from the beach.  A steep, rocky path leads to the beach.

McVay is also home to one of the "off leash" dog parks in the Brookings area.