Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Highway 101 bridge over Cummins Creek.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Highway 101 bridge over Cummins Creek.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Trail leading upstream along Cummins Creek.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • View of the bridge and beach from the dense costal forest. - Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Stairs leading down to the sandy and rocky beach from the parking area. - Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Rocky and sandy beach at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. - Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Day use picnic area at Neptune Beach.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Looking north toward Cape Perpetual from Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Restroom facilities at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. - Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Wind-sculpted shelter at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Sunlight streaming through the dense coastal forest.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Hiking trail starting from the parking area at Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint.- Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
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Pros: 
Hiking trails. Easy beach access.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Pebbly beach
Rocky shore
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

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A few miles south of Yachats you'll find Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint, named for the Roman god of the sea. The park actually encompasses four different pullouts along Highway 101. Each wayside has unique strengths, including the great tide pools at Strawberry Hill; Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint is the largest of the four, and it has the most amenities. 

Beach access is located next to Cummins Creek, giving you the opportunity to stroll along the beach looking for agates or to hike upstream and explore the dense coastal forests of western hemlock, Douglas fir, and old-growth Sitka spruce. Wildlife is plentiful, and you'll want your binoculars to watch for whales, seals, and a variety of sea birds. At the south end of the beach there is a natural cave and some tide pools to investigate during low tide. Wayside amenities include a large parking area, restrooms, picnic tables, and benches.

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