Heceta Beach
Heceta Beach
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Blong83
Cottage Grove, OR69 contributions
Friends
Nice and easy stop with ample parking just be sure to have a pass or cash to buy one. We didn't go to the lighthouse on this trip. Just enjoyed walking the little beach and watching the waves. Would have been a good day for a kite and a picnic if we hadn't already eaten. Plenty of tables if you like. It's probably better in the afternoon because I would imagine it's in the shade in the mornings. But it's a pretty little spot.
Written October 15, 2021
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
The beach in this area is quite stunning, especially viewed from above. It's set among the steep mountainsides, rocks in the ocean and a very beautiful bridge. Worth stopping and viewing from above or even hiking down.
Written November 6, 2020
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Jerri L
Johnston, IA2,019 contributions
Couples
We stayed a week in a rental within walking distance to the beach. Every morning and evening we enjoyed a walk along this shoreline. What a beautiful, relaxing area! Miles and miles of Beach, sand dunes, rock formations - a combination of all together. We saw moon jellyfish fish, star fish and sand dollars on the beach. Very much enjoyed our stay!
Written July 16, 2021
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1soldiersmom
Myrtle Creek, OR7 contributions
Family
I made the hike from the beach to the lighthouse, well worth it, and not overly strenuous. Most ages could make it. Not a good beach for swimming, but a picnic area is available.
Written June 19, 2018
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WestCoastRestless
Central Oregon, OR219 contributions
Super cute beak in the shadow of the Heceta Head Lighthouse. Great for just hanging out or bring a kite.
Written January 19, 2021
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TravelGoddess61
Chico, CA323 contributions
We went here to see the lighthouse which is in a separate review. There is a 5.00 fee to park, and actually I think there are a lot of prettier beaches along the coast but the lighthouse is very worth the trip so of course you will see this beach.
Written September 23, 2020
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mrt1955
Healdsburg, CA947 contributions
Friends
Great open expanse of gorgeous beach. Wonderfully scenic and quite photogenic. Great ocean views.

It can get pretty windy here through so travel with many layers to stay warm...even in summer.
Written July 25, 2018
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david l
Philadelphia, PA99 contributions
I found this beach to be a breathtaking experience; perhaps because I am accustomed to overdeveloped and polluted beaches on the east coast. I loved watching sea lions and whales pop their heads out of the water. i also loves exploring the various costal caves and tide pools. This spot is a hidden gem.
Written August 19, 2021
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Elizabeth C
Everett, WA57 contributions
Couples
Was a very nice beach with a huge shoreline. One thing to keep in mind is that you should either by a pass to get to all the beaches or only select the ones that you really want to go to. While we were driving on the 101, I noticed that it cost about $5.00 to park at each of the parks. At that rate, the cost can all add up pretty quickly.
Written June 25, 2019
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lucianidesigns
Florence, OR59 contributions
The beach has two parking areas, one next to the hotel, on the south side and the other is just north of the hotel. For the parking north you need a pass, the south parking is free. Both parking areas are really close to the beach and are an easy walk to get to the water. There aren't a lot of shells but you can find sand dollars there a lot of times. It can get windy there in the summer, so dress in layers and bring a kite. They don't have a leash law there, so your dog will have a blast. My favorite part is I've never seen it crowded there.
Written April 28, 2019
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