Seal Rock State Recreation Site

Central Oregon Coast, Oregon

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Seal Rock State Recreation Site

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  • Looking out into the Pacific from Seal Rock State Recreation Site.- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • California mussels (Mytilus californianus).- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • California mussels (Mytilus californianus) and giant green anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica).- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Giant green anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica).- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • View from the southern beach looking north.- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
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  • View looking south from Seal Rock.- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Platform overlook at Seal Rock.- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Seal Rock Beach.- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Low tide at Seal Rock.- Seal Rock State Recreation Site
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Pros: 
Harbor Seal. Great tide pools.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
Central Oregon Coast, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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As the name implies, the rock formations in Seal Rock State Recreation Site are an excellent bet for spotting harbor seals. Whether they are basking in the sun or taking a dip in frothy waters, the harbor seals and sea lions are easy to spot from the beach. Don’t overlook what is right below your feet, however! Low tide reveals the abundant life in the the rocky tidal area. Giant green anemone and purple sea urchin sit happy in calm tidal pools while gooseneck barnacles and California mussels blanket low rocky patches. There is plenty of sandy beach for barefoot strolling, and you can enjoy a snack at one of the picnic tables in the day use area. The site is located between Newport and Waldport and is close to Ona Beach State Park, which is also known for its wildlife.

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