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Ocean Beach Picnic Area

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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  • Ocean Beach sign along Highway 101.- Ocean Beach Picnic Area
  • A short path leads to the beach from the parking area.- Ocean Beach Picnic Area
  • Information at Ocean Beach Picnic Area.- Ocean Beach Picnic Area
  • Protected picnic table near the beach access. - Ocean Beach Picnic Area
  • The view from Ocean Beach Picnic Area.- Ocean Beach Picnic Area
  • The view from Ocean Beach Picnic Area.- Ocean Beach Picnic Area
  • The wayside makes a great starting point to explore the sandy beaches along the Oregon Coast.- Ocean Beach Picnic Area
  • The wide, sandy beach that is accessible from Ocean Beach Picnic Area.- Ocean Beach Picnic Area
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Pros: 
Picnic area. Beach access.
Cons: 
Fee site.
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Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
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Ocean Beach is a small day use area managed by the Forest Service. It is located in the Siuslaw National Forest between Florence and Waldport. Picnic tables around the parking area make for a great place to enjoy a snack or lunch during a break while traveling Highway 101. Beach access is easy via a short, paved trail that leaves from the parking area. There is a vault toilet on the north end of the parking lot. 

At the south end of Ocean Beach you will be able to view a rocky outcropping. These interesting geologic features are common along the Oregon coast. Along the Oregon Coast, headlands or capes are made up of basalt, a hard volcanic rock that takes longer to erode than the softer material around it. The ocean waves beat against the coastline, and over time the waves break down the softer material, leaving the headlands to protrude out toward the ocean.

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