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Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

Northern Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Early morning light at Gleneden Beach.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • Early morning light at Gleneden Beach looking south toward Government Point.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • View south at Gleneden Beach.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • View north at Gleneden Beach toward Lincoln City (Inn at Spanish Head visible) and Cascade Head.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • Surfer at Gleneden Beach, Oregon.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
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  • Shore pines (Pinus contorta) Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
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  • Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
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  • Public restrooms and day use area at Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • Picnic shelter at Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • Picnic shelter at Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • Sunset view at Gleneden Beach, Oregon.- Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
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Pros: 
Wide, Sandy Beach. Picnic Areas. Beach-side trees for shade.
Cons: 
Relatively few tide pools and rock formations compared to the surrounding areas.
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Region:
Northern Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

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Just 7 miles south of Lincoln City, the Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site offers an expansive, sandy beach, fishing and surfing, picnic areas and public restrooms, and it’s all free. A bluff overlooks the shoreline, and on this bluff you’ll find picnic tables as well as a flat, open green space. Venturing to the beach from the bluff, you’ll be able to take a number of different paths down to the water. The area has been known to draw some surfers, and there were indeed some large wave at Gleneden during our visit. Also, just a few miles north of this beach is the seal and sea lion gathering area of the Salishan Spit, and it is not uncommon to spot these sea animals at Gleneden.

Note: The picnic shelter, which features 120V electrical outlets, can be reserved by calling 541.265.4560.

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