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Harris Beach State Park

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Address: Brookings, OR
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: A year-round state park with spectacular monoliths.

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Striking day use area!

Even the drive descending down to the beach is amazing, with the road plunging between two cliffs you could almost reach out and touch (but keep your hands on the wheel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Ned K
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Even the drive descending down to the beach is amazing, with the road plunging between two cliffs you could almost reach out and touch (but keep your hands on the wheel! :-). The beach itself is expansive, clean and dotted with close-in small sea stacks perfect for some low-tide observations of the lush attached sea life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited for the first time and will definitely visit this location again. i would suggest that people visit this part of the Oregon Coast. We enjoyed the proximity to the Redwood forest and the California border. The next time we will be venturing further up into Gold Beach and maybe Port Orford.

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Brookings, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The campground is beautiful and the access to the beach is great whether you are camping or there for day use. Tidepools and spotting whales is popular.

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Meridian, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Nice family friendly beach area. Awesome views. Not a place for beachcombing though. Saw lots of families enjoying themselves and the view.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Beautiful beach with interesting water action as waves meet at an angle near the shore. The campground is at the top of the hill. There are several places where the beach can be accessed but the main locations has recently been updated with a handicapped ramp.

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North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First beach in Oregon and WOW!!!! The state park is big and you won't have the backpacker camping experience, but if you don't mind that stop here. The cliffs are awesome, the beach is lovely, and the campground is very nice.

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los angeles, california
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I can't believe I don't see any comments about the hellacious noise from the lumber mill. I just We could hear logs being dumped, beeping noise from trucks backing up literally all night long. We slept in a tent in it was so bad. I've never been subjected to such a thing. Maybe, if you have a motorhome it would... More 

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Brookings OR
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Harris Beach is the easiest-to-find example of the spectacular ocean beauty near Brookings. I've camped there and enjoyed the campground, which is open even during some portions of the winter. There are three main beaches, each with great views of the ocean, sea stacks, and tide pools. The southernmost is accessible via a long black-topped path from the first parking... More 

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Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have stayed at Harris Beach three times. The park hosts are always nice and very helpful. The park is clean and the Rangers are pleasant. We have stayed here in the fall and winter the weather will change all the time, from sunshine and 70 to rain and 50. The park is scheduled for improvements next year and we... More 

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Jacksonville, Oregon
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We have RVed here with our 31-ft. 5th wheel in the past. The conifer-covered camp sites give the park a majestic feeling. Harris is a lovely beach, great for strolls. It is very popular in the summer so make reservation as early as possible. Many sites are quite private, and some are close in (great for group camping). Restroom facilities... More 

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