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McVay Rock State Recreation Site

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Address: Oceanview Drive, Brookings, OR

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Great beach

We spent hours there. Great place to find sea glass you could spend all day there. Guaranteed to be back if you go once

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 3, 2017
John C
Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had expected small, medium, tiny, maybe even larger river sized pebbles but it is mostly what I would call gravel... Very large sand...Sand is fine grained, gravel is larger, then up to pea gravel and on up to river pebbles. There were very small pockets of the river size pebble areas but not to walk along. I was looking... More 

Thank WalkingOn
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We spent hours there. Great place to find sea glass you could spend all day there. Guaranteed to be back if you go once

Thank John C
Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Recently we spent the weekend and heard about finding beach glass at this beach. Access wasn't too difficult-I saw children and Seniors use the path. We spent several hours beach combing and came away with a good pocketful of beautiful beach glass. Obviously low tide is best, and you can also explore the many tide pools at low tide. A... More 

Thank LinC449
Brookings, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Over the last few months Disc Golf at McVay has improved greatly. More mowing of the course is being done with new, real baskets in and cement tee pads in the planning (rain is not helping at this point !). The scenery is awesome with a big dog park on site. However, there is only a Porta-potty - - that... More 

Thank orange_lefty
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was my first visit to Brookings beach area... My husband and I was taking our dog to the dogs's park ....and realized that there were people down in the beach... the trial is kind of hiden to go down but is amazing down there.... waking and finding so many kind of things rocks peaces of wood...the view is amazing,... More 

Thank Pattylonzo8
Cottonwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This was the second time I had been to this beach and I loved it just as much!! It's a gravel beach (reminds me a lot of Agate Beach at Patrick's Point) but the rocks are gorgeous! When the tide is out, you can frolick on the rocks and peek in the tide pools. It's a wonderful place to relax... More 

Thank THiebert25
Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Read some reviews and decide to take a little trip to check it out. We were not disappointed. Large stump on the beach which was cool for pictures as well as some very interesting rocks in the water. Hard to find and off the beaten path. No a beach to have a picnic but one to do some sight seeing.

Thank Mike O
Eugene, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is a small, little known beach just south of Brookings. It's remarkable for being a pebble gravel beach. Very little sand. Lots of seaweed and kelp. I think the allure is the tide pools, and it's just a cool natural area to visit. Not your typical beach. We found no beach glass, however, just smooth gavel. There is no... More 

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a soft sandy beach this is not the place for you. Beach is pretty much rock pebbles. You will find pebbles of many colors. Enjoyed our visit.

Thank JillT-J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited McVay Rock as a family and enjoyed our morning on the beach. While the beach is a tad bit more painful to walk on (given that it is not fine sand), you can find tons of wonderful seashells and other trinkets on the ground. You can also see mussels, crabs, and more on the rocks near the water.... More 

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