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Battle Rock Park

Highway 101, Port Orford, OR
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Vienna, Austria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach just a few steps away from highway 101. We had breakfast there and watched the whales out in the ocean... awesome!!!

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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The history is interesting. But otherwise just another great beach on the Oregon coast. Worth a rest break on your drive or a lunch stop.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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186 reviews 186 reviews
16 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is just a spectacular looking "seascape" that you can enjoy from a distance if you park your car at the top of the bluff or, walk down to the beach and stroll along the shoreline. The walk is a fairly steep climb up/down to the beach - there are two picnic tables about halfway along the way. I've heard... More

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Pleasanton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great beach - beautiful setting right on Highway 101 and great for walking. And, no trash! Definitely worth a visit.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We liked reading about the history of Battle Rock and the description of the friendly Indians eventually having to do battle; the honest interpretation.

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MapleRidge, British Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Beautiful beach and when the tide is out you can walk through the caves. Great whale watching too You can climb Battle Rock as well

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Mill Creek, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

You can't drive past this view without stopping, it's so awe-inspiring! Take a moment to walk down onto the beach and enjoy the mocha sands laden with quartz which sparkle in the sun. It's gorgeous!

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Port Orford, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

About as quick as it gets . . . a few feet off Highway 101 at the south entrance to Port Orford, Oregon. A parking lot, a historical sign, the old prop from a ship wreck, restrooms and a visitor's center that is usually open. And a good restaurant overlooking the view. The beach is excellent for walkers and photographers... More

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Sydney Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The plaque & signs give a good account of the history of Port Orford. All I can say is the 9 men dropped off there were extremely brave (or maybe foolhardy) to last for 2 weeks of hostile action and as it happened the locals ended up the losers in the long run. Well worth the break on the coast... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

There are a couple of signs here that tell what occurred at this place. There was 9 day battle after which the white settlers started taking over, followed years later by a rounding up of 1200 native Americans that were loaded into boxes and taken by steamship to a reservation. They say this town was cursed to never grown over... More

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