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Seal Rock State Park

US Highway 101 north of State Highway 34, Seal Rock, OR 97376
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Type: State Parks
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Spent over two hours on this beach looking through tidal pools for various sealife and wandering around the rocks. Walk down not bad at all. Very expansive beach. Lots of birds to watch and the seals were playing merely 20 feet from the shore. Nice place to watch the sunset too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

If you're in Newport take a few minutes and drive south. We found ourselves with two kids spending the better part of two days exploring tide pools, climbing and walking the spectacular beach looking for treasures. Impressive picture opportunities, although it can be very windy even in the middle of summer.

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Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We pulled into the parking lot just South of Yachats and found a very easy flat walk leading us beside Seal Rock, a typical basalt upcropping just off the coast. Surf pounds past and birds wheel overhead, guarding their nests. Murrelets, gulls, comorants, and more are very near. No seals, though. We swung back north and visited the fudge shop... More

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San Diego, California
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38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Located on Highway 101 just ten miles south of Newport, Oregon, Seal Rock State Park was one of our major wildlife destinations-the seals! True, the beach itself offered the usual gorgeous Oregon scenery, as well as viewing various sea birds. However, on this particular gray day, both weather-wise and in our hearts, the seals were absent-obviously hanging out and dozing... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Ive seen much better beaches for tidepools and I was unlucky to see no seals. Mostly saw anemones, very little starfish...it is pretty and lots of rocks to climb on and park rangers are nice here...not a great beach for dogs

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our first time here and will not be our last. We saw seals on rocks and a variety of different birds. Bring your binoculars and camera and keep your eyes out on the rocks. Go at low tide so you can see tidepools and be closer to the rocks. Worth a stop and parking is free and they have clean... More

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Valla Beach, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Lovely walk up to the beach and views, saw cute little cotton tail bunnys along the way, enjoyed the veiws

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Federal Way
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Seal Rock is great to experience in any weather. In the sunshine you may see a variety of sea mammals and birds. During a storm the waves crashing on the rocks is breathtaking. If you are lucky enough to experience a lightning storm, you will see some very amazing views.

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great views from Hwy 101 turnouts of the Pacific, the beach and offshore rocks. Great spot for watching sunsets. On really low tides, the tidepools are easy to access and full of great critters.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent a couple of hours - go at low tide - watching the ocean surf ramming onto the huge (one is actually massive) rocks. Watching the seals climb up the rocks for some rest and seeing the birds nesting in the rock crevices was great. Awesome tidepools like the other reviewers said, with lots of sea anemones and starfish.... More

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