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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Thomas Creek Beach is a small cove within the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor that is best accessed at low tide. There is no formal name for this beach, but on its southern end lies Bruces Bones Creek, and just around the head on the northern end lies Thomas Creek and Thomas Creek Bridge.

To access the trail, make sure to take the pullout closest to the south end of the bridge. The parking lot is not titled, and there are no signs marking it. Once you've parked, head to the trees and stray right, and you will quickly find the trail. The trail can be nondescript, but it will lead you downhill and moving north along the coast for approximately 700 feet before you reach a steep drop and an assist rope. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear here, as the rope and footing are the only things to keep you from tumbling down to the beach below.

Be sure to check the local tide charts before settling on this location. While the beach may be visible from the roped portion of the trail, the tide can quickly move up shore. Some stacks dot the coast line on both ends of the beach, and Bruces Bones Creek spills in at the south end.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Awesome views. Solitude.

Cons

Hard to reach. Dangerous trail.

Address

Oregon Coast Hwy
20590
Brookings, OR 97415
United States

Features

Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, Oregon
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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