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Harris Beach State Park

Brookings, OR
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Brookings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A year-round state park with spectacular monoliths.
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Layton, Utah
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We happened along this beach early one morning. We walked down a somewhat steep asphalt trail to the beach, so, this may be a problem for some people. But, when you get to the beach you will not be disappointed at the coastal views. This will go down as one of our favorite beaches on our coastal tour. We spent... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

From the spectacular views of the Campgrounds to the awesome foot or drivable access to the beach...this is a jewel of ocean beaches from up and down the Oregon Coast... Five yurts (plan ahead as they disappear quickly) georgous campground throughout with several beach accessible trails abundant with fauna & flora! Or, drive down the road to the beach for... More

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Ramona, California, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to the part of the beach that there is a footpath to the beach with a fairly steep grade. I have a few extra pounds on me so I was huffing and puffing on my way back up to the parking lot. But it was worth it to because the beach is beautiful with the soft sand and... More

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This beach was a nice change in scenery after touring the Redwood parks all day. It makes a great first stop for people coming up US 101 from California who are interested in seeing some beautiful coastal scenery. The beach itself is nice but we were particularly impressed with the trails along the access road that afforded spectacular views of... More

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Salem, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed here sept 2014. This campground was packed! The spots are very close so you literally hear everything going on. Kids, barking dogs, car alarms etc. Unfortunately for us we had some drunk people next to us who were up (and kept is up) until 2 am and were up making noise at 7am so we did not get... More

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Montesano, Wa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have been to this beautiful state park the last 5 years to vacation. It is very well taken care of. The Rangers care about this park and it shows. They were out and about day and night while we were there. The views of the ocean are absolutely gorgeous from some of the sites or you can actually have... More

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San Francisco, California
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27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

a Great beach, that is close to town of Brookings. All the local recommend this as their best and most beautiful beach. Easy access by car. I really enjoy the visit and consider one of the most beautiful beach I seen for a long time.

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Fremont, California
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1,536 reviews 1,536 reviews
977 attraction reviews
922 helpful votes 922 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were fortunate to have warm sunny weather for our trip along the Oregon Coast. We stayed overnight in Brookings and enjoyed going to Harris Beach State Park. Its scenic and enjoyable for a beach walk. There is also a nice campground. Harris Beach is named -for the Scottish pioneer George Harris who settled here in 1880s to raise cattle... More

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Cambria, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot to bring your chair & a good book to enjoy while taking in the crashing surf, rock formations & beautiful beach. Convenient parking & clean restrooms -- only negative was 2nd hand smoke from other visitors.

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Berkeley, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Harris Beach State Park is distinguished by its tidal pools, multitudes of colorful seastars, and by its seastacks. The beach is easily accessed by a stroll from the parking lot. My pictures include a photo of one of the seastars. Perhaps a greater attraction, is the Boardman State Scenic Corridor and its various turn-outs and beaches, located just to the... More

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