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Great sand and walking-the-beach place!

We went to Seal Beach specifically to look for sea critters in the tide pools, and found a few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon

Lovely views of sand, rocks, water, and sky – a photographer’s dream. We love the Oregon coast... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Seal Beach specifically to look for sea critters in the tide pools, and found a few common sea animals, but none of the unusual ones. I think it was because the tide was still a little high and the waves were so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Lovely views of sand, rocks, water, and sky – a photographer’s dream. We love the Oregon coast, and this stop was one of the highlights.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Many people want to hit this during the summer, I feel we it it at the perfect time. Had the beach to our selves due to weekday in Oct.. It was a little chilly, but we were the only ones there. Near the parking area...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Beautiful vistas, north and south, wonderful sheltered cove with never ending beach to the south, tidal pools to explore and another never ending beach on the north side. Views, views, views! Lots of birds and the occasional sea lion to boot, beautiful sand beaches. Easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We were staying in the Lincoln City/Depoe Bay Area where there are lots of sandy beaches, but not a lot of tide pools. We drove here based upon recommendations we saw online and we were not disappointed. The views of sea, sand and rock were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

It is not a big park like some other park but it was beautiful. Lots of birds. Nice walk. Enjoyed the waves crashing onto the rocks. We were glad that we stopped by.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank nownow29
Reviewed August 24, 2018

It's beautiful, the park is wonderful place to have a picnic, place to walk along the beach. A little step for some of us to go up and down.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We saw a couple of sea stars clinging to a rock with the help of a park volunteer with a scope. She also pointed out baby birds to us. No seals, so that was disappointing, but we saw some a half hour up the road...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank TallahasseeWriter
Reviewed July 1, 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Need advice on Itinerary for Sept 2010 (7 Replies)
My husband and I are organizing our September trip to the Portland/Seattle area, and I was hoping for some advice on our itinerary. We recognize it may be a little ambitious at times, but we aren't able to extend the vacation and want to maximize our visit. I have included the Oregon portion of the itinerary here and would welcome any feedback/suggestions. We have not booked hotels or anything yet, but we want to get started on that soon... just need to make sure that if our itinerary needs...More
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Your intinerary looks very good to me. Recommend the Overleaf Lodge in Yachats. Great views from every room! From Bandon, head east toward Roseburg on Hwy 42. There are several nice wineries in the Umpqua Valley around Roseburg. www.visitroseburg.com. If you have never been to Mt. St. Helens (our resident volcano), it really is a must see. Depending on how far north in the Willamette Valley wine county you plan to stay the night, you could easily include the drive to Johnston Ridge on...More