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Seal Rock State Park

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Address: US Highway 101 north of State Highway 34, Seal Rock, OR 97376
Phone Number: 1-800-551-6949
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Must stop on central Oregon coast

This is the best rugged shoreline with offshore rock formations north of Bandon. It's a must stop if you are going no further south than the Newport area. A camera is a must!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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205 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best rugged shoreline with offshore rock formations north of Bandon. It's a must stop if you are going no further south than the Newport area. A camera is a must!

Thank almyt
Ashland, Oregon
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129 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went mussel collecting under low-tide conditions, and we did not come back empty-handed. Good size but encrusted with lots of barnacles. Nevertheless, we found plenty for moules mouliniere later. Also a beautiful beach with lots to explore. And great for running your dog.

Thank AlaskansinOR
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92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The whole ride down the Oregon Coast is worth the drive and visit. This area has some great photos opportunities and if you have a telephoto lens you can get some great shots. In general the beaches are wild and windy but interesting to walk on and beachcomb.

Thank Cliff K
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was deemed one of the highlights of our week-long trip by my 12yo. Happily we got there around low tide, so we explored the tide pools for over an hour. It's a rugged, incredible beach. The fog started rolling in, and it was very moody. It's also fun to see the seals, on their rock. Highly recommend this.

2 Thank CalgaryLoriB
Spokane, WA
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Oregon's coastline can be all soft sand, or offer up truly spectacular jagged rock outcroppings and more. It was the latter we discovered at Seal Rock State Park, where there are aptly posted warnings about not getting too close to the sea lions! On a gorgeously sunny day, we arrived just an hour or two after low tide and there... More 

2 Thank MsJeanna
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped here on our way down 101 and I'm glad we did! We were only there for about half an hour to explore and take some pictures but it was a great place to see the Pacific and hike down to the sand. It was foggy when we went but that made it even more fun!

1 Thank gumlaces
Puyallup, Washington
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great for exploring tide pools, playing in sand, splashing in waves, watching seals and birds. There is a narrow path on the right among the brush to get down to the beach or a more dangerous one down the sand cliff to the left. The brush path has a slippery muddy spot at the bottom so be careful. Look for... More 

Thank Earthyldsgirl
Boise, Idaho
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160 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Fabulous little beach with great tide pools! The parking lot is pretty small, so you have to time it just right, but it is worth the effort. The beach is accessible via a beautiful wooded trail that leads to the rocky cliff pathway. (It might be a bit steep for some.) Once on the beach there are many things to... More 

1 Thank IdahoTravelers
Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great sandy beach with tide pools along the shore. Beach access is just a short walking distance from the parking lot to the beach. Smaller sized parking lot, but people are coming and going. There may be a short wait. Restrooms available. Beaches along this Oregon coast area are usually windy. Today was no exception for the wind, but it... More 

Thank Travelersfr0mSeattle
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We rented a private, quiet house in Seal Rock and were able to walk to the State Park every day. The beach is really wide, even at high tide. The tide pools there are incredible! The south side of the park, where we walked to was much less crowded than the north side. There are mussels everywhere and for $7.00... More 

Thank Jeni M

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