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Secret Beach

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

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  • First sight of Secret Beach.- Secret Beach
  • Waves calmly wash upon the shore at Secret Beach.- Secret Beach
  • The majority of the beach seen from a nearby rock.- Secret Beach
  • Looking north at the large rocks remaining from thousands of years of erosion.- Secret Beach
  • The beach is somewhat divided by two large rocks.- Secret Beach
  • Kelp washed up on shore at Secret Beach.- Secret Beach
  • A crab exoskeleton entrenched in a stream at Secret Beach.- Secret Beach
  • Miller Creek creates a small waterfall onto Secret Beach.- Secret Beach
  • A woman climbs the rocks to leave the beach.- Secret Beach
  • On the trail to the parking area.- Secret Beach
  • Blue Hour on Secret Beach.- Secret Beach
  • The large sea stack on the north side of the beach.- Secret Beach
  • The rugged coast to the north of Secret Beach.- Secret Beach
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Secluded beach. Small waterfall nearby.
Cons: 
Steep access trail. Short rock scramble to access.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Beach:
Open, sandy beach
Tide pools: 
No
Wildlife: None
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Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
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Sun

Light rain in the morning.
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Mostly cloudy until evening and breezy starting in the evening.
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Tue

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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Secret Beach in Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is appropriately named because it lies down steep and rough trails where it is secluded from Highway 101. This ocean beach has two sections to explore, each with its own small creek flowing through it. Trails lead visitors to the northernmost part of the beach where a small scramble down some rocks is required to access the beach. Once on you reach the beach, a look to the east will reveal a small waterfall cascading onto a rock pile. The southern section can be explored at lower tides when the choke point between two large rocks is open. At very low tides some further exploring can be done in the pools at the far south end of the beach. 

This secluded beach can also be accessed from the Thunder Rock Cove parking area by following the signs for the beach; this route is slightly longer and less steep. The shorter trail follows Miller Creek, where several extra waterfalls can be heard and observed.

Access to Secret Beach in the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor is made possible due to efforts in the 1930s when the Oregon Coast Highway was completed. Long before this, however, Native Americans carved trails along the coast in order to trade and hunt. Following them were settlers and fortune seekers who walked some of the same beaten paths. It wasn't until the 1980s that the official Oregon Coast Trail was completed, allowing modern adventurers to follow the entire Oregon coast on foot.

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