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McVay Rock Beach

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon

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  • A short trail leads to this pebbly beach.- McVay Rock Beach
  • A couple of disc golf baskets are set up nearby.- McVay Rock Beach
  • Looking down on the beach from the access trail.- McVay Rock Beach
  • Many houses sit along the cliffs of this beach.- McVay Rock Beach
  • Tide pools here are loaded with interesting organisms.- McVay Rock Beach
  • Three hermit crabs scurry around and battle.- McVay Rock Beach
  • A small sheltered cove receives very small, lapping waves.- McVay Rock Beach
  • Can you spot the two fish hidden here?- McVay Rock Beach
  • McVay Rock Beach is home to an expanse of tide pools extending far out.- McVay Rock Beach
  • Footprints in the pebbles leading to the northern shores.- McVay Rock Beach
  • A massive tree stump rests along the beach.- McVay Rock Beach
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Pros: 
Many tide pools. Calm waves. Off-leash dog exercise area nearby.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Pebbly beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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McVay Rock Beach is a hidden park that is great for surf-fishing, clamming, and tide pooling. Surrounding the parking area is a large lawn overlooking the ocean and a couple of disc golf baskets, perfect for practicing your disc golf skills. There is also an off-leash dog exercise area for your furry companions to run about.

The beach is composed of small pebbles rather than actual sand, but it is still a great place to stroll along the coast. To the south of the parking area you will see a massive tree trunk that has seemed to find a resting place on the beach. Several large tide pool areas are also found here where visitors can explore the mysteries of the intertidal zones. Keep your eye out for shore crabs scurrying through the high tide zone, sea stars clinging to rocks of the mid-tide zone, hermit crabs battling one another in the low tide pools, and spiny urchins nestled in the sub-tide zone. While exploring the depths of these pools, remember to walk carefully and refrain from moving any rocks or organisms in order to help and preserve the habitat.

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