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Samuel H Boardman State Park

Brookings, OR
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Brookings
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There's so much to see here that you could spend the whole day exploring. Be sure to bring your camera, and good walking/hiking shoes. Paths range from easy to "oh-my-gosh-I'll-never-make-it!"

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Brookings, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is a seal colony, tide pools and swallows nesting on the big rocks... and no one was there. Take the time to walk left from the parking/ picnic area. May be some streams running down to the ocean but GO!

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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The southern Oregon coast is absolutely gorgeous! The trails in the Samuel H Boardman State Park are well maintained. The views are spectacular. My only warning is for those who hike with little ones or with playful dogs that may wonder too close to the sometimes steep drops along the coastal cliffs.

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Fremont, California
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1,700 reviews 1,700 reviews
1,065 attraction reviews
995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were lucky with the weather and had a spectacular warm and sunny day. Samuel H. Boardman State Park is more like a scenic road with various places to turn off and see along the way. We were driving north from Brookings through this eleven mile area. We enjoyed Arch Rock, Secret Beach, China Beach, Whaleshead Beach, House Rock Viewpoint... More

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

WOW is the word! This place is amazing and exceeded all my expectations. If you appreciate stunning coastal scenery then you have to see this park if you're touring the southern Oregon Coast. It's also a goldmine for landscape photographers. Where do I begin?? There are multiple pullouts/viewpoints along the corridor, our favorites were Arch Rock viewpoint, Natural Bridge and... More

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Paso Robles California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As a photographer I can tell you that Boardman State Park is one of the jewels of the Pacific Coast. Very much like the Big Sur area of California with better access to the viewpoints and beaches.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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422 reviews 422 reviews
119 attraction reviews
498 helpful votes 498 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Love the coast of Oregon and the parks offer the best trails and views. Look for sea stars at low tide, Puffins in the larger ocean surrounded rock formations, lots of paths and trails for every ability, amazing sunrise and sunset Kodak moments, stroll along the waters edge for miles and bring a picnic as there are always picnic tables... More

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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149 reviews 149 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is such a beautiful area don't miss it. Take the time to pullover at many of the waysides or you will miss some of the most breath taking scenery. If you can, hike the costal trail where you will go through the forest and see amazing ocean vistas and beautiful foliage. Bring water, snacks etc. because there is nothing... More

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Brookings, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The eleven miles of Samuel Board Scenic Corridor provides a network of loop trails that afford jaw-dropping vistas of the incredible southern Oregon coast. Bring your camera and be sure to charge your battery.

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Redondo Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Don't pass up pulling over and checking out all the coastal view points along the 101 in Samuel H. Boardman State Park. Many have hiking trails down to the beach. Bring water and toilet paper because there are few restroom facilities. There are no convenience stores or gas stations along the 101 from Brookings to Gold Beach, Oregon. There's nothing... More

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