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..our typical beach trip visitor

I love Hug point and Arcada beach.. we go to whichever one is les crowded... .the kids love to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Linda H
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Great Hiking

When the tide is out you can do some fun exploring and hiking along the coast, and see some of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love Hug point and Arcada beach.. we go to whichever one is les crowded... .the kids love to play, find rocks, etc. It is linds crowded than cannon beach wayside.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the tide is out you can do some fun exploring and hiking along the coast, and see some of the old rail tracks that ran along the coast line.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TommyTomThomas
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The reason for 3 stars: anyone with mobility concerns cannot get to the beach, although picnic tables and restrooms are ADA accessible. Hug Point is loaded with Oregon history and wondrous natural features, but it's unreasonable to expect someone with those concerns to wait while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann K
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We stopped in while driving back from Tillamook. It was a very windy and cloudy day, but the view was amazing. Get out and go to the beach, enjoy the waved crashing into the cave, and walk the trail above the water. Beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelinbandman
Reviewed October 19, 2018

A small quiet beach located off highway 101. You park in a forest and a short walk later you are standing on the beach. The north end of the beach has a small cave where you are sheltered from the wind.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lodge437466
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This was our third trip to Oregon, but our first time to stop at Hug Point. It was so cool to explore the small caves and tide pools at low tide!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C H
Reviewed October 9, 2018

My 1st trip to Oregon from Kansas City. I spent most of my 18 days in the Cannon Beach area & going along Hwy 101. The night before I left I wanted to see Hug Point but couldn't find it. After a long trip up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Penney B
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Pictures do this place no justice! It’s absolutely stunning!!! I would recommend waterproof shoes, or go barefoot. After sunrise or before sunset is best. Less people and the tide is perfect!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Portia D
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Cool beach with some small caves, a small waterfall, and tons of beach area. Walk around a few corners around the rocks and you'll find even more beaches. If you want to chill out and have some major beach real estate to yourself, this would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Wanted to check it out due to the history. Very cool little spot. Best to go during low tide if you want to check out the ruts caused by cars and coaches before 101 was built.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LaszloFamily
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Joe M
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Kami F | Reviewed this property |
I would say it depends on the limited mobility. The road down to the beach is paved and a little steep. There are a few wooden steps to go down. Once you are down at the beach you can walk to the rocks and peak in a few of... More
August 12, 2017|
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Response from bayouturtle | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure the official answer but we did see some people that started a fire inside one of the caves.
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jen f
Miami, Florida
2 day itinerary - please review :) (8 Replies)
Hello everyone! We will be visiting Portland for 2 days in August as part of our last stop on a summer roadtrip... We will be checking out from our Seattle hotel on a Friday morning and then head to Mt. St. Helens for the day before heading south to Portland to check in to our hotel. We then have all day Saturday and mostly all of Sunday as our flight leaves late at night (we have to be at the airport around 10pm). My rough draft itinerary is as follows: Friday evening / night...More
July 21, 2016|
Response fromjen f|
Syrahgirl, Thank you so much for all that information! Will make sure to include your suggestions on our stops along the coast! Very excited to visit.
Eagan, Minnesota
PDX to Yachats through Cannon Beach (5 Replies)
First of all, thank you everybody for your time as these forums provide invaluable information on how to enjoy the Oregon Coast (among other places). This is an unbelievably helpful resource. Onto my set of questions. I plan to fly into PDX at 8am PDT on a Wednesday, rent a car, then drive up 26 to Cannon Beach before driving down 101 to Yachats where my wife and I have reservations at the Overleaf Lodge. We stayed there last year and enjoyed it thoroughly. Anyway, we plan to arrive in...More
June 10, 2014|
Response fromPDXWindJammer|
I think you have a great itinerary at this point. You have obviously done your research! A few of those stops probably won't take longer then 15 minutes and others could be as long as an hour. I prefer the Blue Heron French Cheese Company over Tillamook. You can even do a wine tasting there plus sample many Oregon made jams, mustards, cheeses salsas, etc. At the light house, make sure to take a short stroll to the octopus tree and also spend a few minutes watching the pelagic birds. ...More
Can you walk on beach by haystack rock at high tide (7ft) (6 Replies)
Hi everybody, I have one day to visit Astoria, Cannon Beach/Haystack Rock, Hug Point State Park and Oswald State Park/short sands in early October. My main question is regarding walking on the beach during low and high tide by Haystack Rock, Hug Point State Park, and Short Sands Beach. The low tide is at 5:14am at -.16ft, high tide at 12pm at 7ft and back low again at 6pm at .75ft. Will there be beach to walk by Haystack Rock or any of the beaches with a 7ft high tide? Should I try to...More
September 05, 2018|
Response fromChinookgrrl|
Hi there- usually you can walk on the dry sand during high tide at cannon beach- you won't be able to walk directly up to Haystack Rock. I'm not sure about Hug Point and the waterfall - the tides you've mentioned are not very low. Short Sands is a tiny beach anyways so you may have to walk up in the rocks, etc. Good wide beaches that should have walking space during high tide are any beaches Seaside and North ( Gearhart, Ft Stevens State Park, etc). Cannon Beach and the Manzanita beach...More