Sandy beach
No
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Bob Creek, sometimes listed as Bob's Creek, is a small crescent beach in the wildly scenic section of Oregon's coastline between the towns of Newport and Florence. The stoney shore where Bob Creek flows into the sea contain tide pools that are generally safe to explore at low tide along with sandy coastline to the south when the tide is out. Requiring a short walk down a soft sand path from the parking lot to the water's edge, the bulk of the waves' strength is broken by large rock outcroppings just offshore, leaving the water in the cove a little more gentle. However, the rocky beach here doesn't make it a great spot for lounging out.

Adjacent to the parking lot are a couple benches and lawn areas offering views of the rugged coastline extending south from here. The parking lot is small, with only nine spots for passenger cars, no room for RVs to turn around, and it tends to stay full. Between slippery stones and sharp areas, good foot protection should be worn when exploring the beach. Bob Creek is open for day use only from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. There are no amenities.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Tide pools for exploring.

Cons

Small parking lot fills up quick.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Family friendly
Picnic tables
Wildlife
Tide pools

Location

Field Guide

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