Seal Rock State Park

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Seal Rock State Park
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L M
3 contributions
Feb 2021
Good views, rock formations that make for excellent photography. We enjoyed exploring this area. Moody weather made for fun photos and some evening golden light gave us some great portrait opportunities.
Written February 11, 2021
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO827 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a pretty park with lots of trails. We walked around the top sampling different views, but a walk to the beach and closer to the birds located on the nearby rocks would have been even better. Check it out and do as much as you can!
Written September 4, 2020
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DanBrownBike
Reno, NV34 contributions
Nov 2020
Lots of natural foam - suds on the beach as the waves were coming in and out, really fun to see and watch. Nice short hikes to stretch the legs AND they had a handicap friendly trail. The water was really active, unique!
Written November 26, 2020
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Cynthia K
Westville, IN2,917 contributions
Aug 2021
Good signage from Hwy 101. Good parking. Short trail to the overlook. What would have been stunning pictures were ruined due to the thick fog. I erased all the pictures I took.
There were no seals. The tide was high & we didn't walk to the beach.

We passed this parking lot 6 times during the 3 days we were in the area & it was foggy every time. Hmm
Written August 29, 2021
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Dave R
Burbank, WA181 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Seal Rock State park is a beautiful place along the coast highway that offers great views of the ocean and surf. The basalt rock formations that are located here are a reminder of the once cataclysmic nature of the coast line. Although there may be some beach access, the trail that once existed to the beach from the parking lot has been closed due to erosion. That said, it's still a great place for a picnic in the trees and the opportunity to listen to the surf's roar.
Written February 24, 2018
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Warren G W
Rainier, OR1,624 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Nice overlook to view the seals and sea lions hauled out on the rocks. You could hear them from the highway. The dogs were impressed, but we didn't take them down to the tide pools.
Written August 12, 2018
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Rockfortress
Hamilton, Canada993 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
As photographers, my husband and I love Seal Rock State Park. (It is also known as Seal Rock State Recreation Site if you are looking for it on a GPS.) If you're limited to the places you want to stop by on the Oregon Coast, make sure this is one of your must-see spots!

You can walk right down by the water and you'll get some beautiful, enlargement-worthy shots of the ocean. It's easy to make your way down to the water and it is in a safe location.
Written July 1, 2018
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Nathan F
7 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Our family has been to many tide pools. Seal Rock had two outstanding features. First, the light in morning strikes the pools beautifully for photography. The setting is lovely and I got many wonderful photos. Second, they are very safe. An outer reef protects most of the pools from rogue waves, most of the area isn’t very slippery, and there are few drop offs. The creatures we found though were pretty ordinary. Crabs, anemones, sea stars, sculpins, barnacles, limpids...nothing out of the ordinary on our day.
Written June 30, 2018
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TheCanopyRoad
Tallahassee, FL87 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This was my favorite stop on our trip down the Oregon coast. We didn't plan it either. We were just driving towards our hotel in Newport, OR and were so impressed by all the gorgeous ocean views we decided to stop at the next recreation site - which happened to be Seal Rock. We visited a few hours before sundown on a clear and slightly cool day. We were the only ones on the beach except for a nice local and her dog talking a walk. This place exemplifies the Oregon coast, with lots of sea stacks, loud crashing waves and a wide beach.

I wish I would have brought binoculars as this place appears to be a wildlife lover's wonderland. Tons of shore birds on the rocks and likely sea lions as well. However, seals/sea lions are brown and so are the rocks... it's really hard to to distinguish between the two at a distance.

Finally, a great thing about this place is that it's accessible for just about everyone. At the entrance there's a nice park with benches and picnic tables and you can get great views from there. There's also some steps leading down directly to the beach if you want to get even closer. Just be careful, the waves here are wild!
Written June 7, 2017
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bayeareatraveler
Point Richmond, CA5 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
We hit this place at low tide by luck, and were blown away by the beauty of the spot and the amazingly plentiful tide pools, with the biggest star fish I've ever seen. Easy parking, good signage, ranger led tours if you want them, lots of kids having fun but being respectful of the sea creatures, a beautiful wide beach. It was a couple of hours well spent on a trip up the Oregon coast - where the state park campgrounds are excellent.
Written July 28, 2011
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