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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
Yes
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Located just about 5 miles north of Florence along the Oregon Coast, Baker Beach provides a somewhat easy access to the sandy beach where western snowy plovers make their nests and horseback rides are popular. With more equestrian trails across Highway 101 and a local stable providing rides, the horses sometimes outnumber the people.

The trail leading to the beach is just about half a mile through the grassy dunes. For a longer hike, follow the Lily Lake Trail to the northeast or the longer Baker Beach Trail through the forest to the south. The beach itself is long and wide, which allows for great beachcombing and birdwatching.

The parking area for the trailhead is connected to the Baker Beach Campground and includes a vault toilet and pay station.

Note: The dry sand beach is closed March 15 through September 15 due to snowy plover nesting. Visitors must remain on the trail and once on the beach walk on wet sand only, close to the water's edge. Dogs, kites, drones, and vehicles (including bikes) are prohibited during this time. Please check posted signs before heading out on the beach.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National or state forest pass

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy access.

Cons

Limited access during plover nesting season.

Pets allowed

Yes, with restrictions

Address

Baker Beach Rd
Florence, OR 97439
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Picnic tables
Family friendly
Big vistas
Fishing
Bird watching
Sand Dunes
Horseback riding

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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