8 Most Beautiful Oregon Coast State Parks

Oswald West State Park

Oswald West State Park, located just south of Cannon Beach, offers a blend of serene coastline and lush forested trails. Visitors can enjoy a secluded day at Short Sands Beach, with options for easy hiking through the dense forest or a trek down to Smuggler s Cove

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

With its otherworldly landscape of towering sand dunes, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park is a must-visit destination on the Oregon coast. The park's unique scenery, combined with opportunities for water activities, wildlife spotting

Fort Stevens State Park

Once a military base guarding the Columbia River, Fort Stevens State Park now offers visitors the chance to explore historical sites, enjoy miles of hiking trails with ocean views, and discover the iconic shipwreck of the Peter Iredale.

Alfred A. Loeb State Park

Nestled amidst the redwood trees near Brookings, Alfred A. Loeb State Park provides a serene escape into nature. Visitors can wander along the Redwood Nature Loop Trail, marveling at the towering redwoods and Douglas-firs, or explore the scenic river trail

Hug Point State Park

Hug Point State Park offers a picturesque sandy cove beach with stunning rock formations, seasonal waterfalls, and caves carved into sandstone cliffs. Visitors can explore tide pools during low tide, relax in the forested picnic area, and enjoy easy access to the beach

Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area

With its captivating sea cave formation and swirling rock formations, Devil's Punchbowl State Natural Area is a geological wonder worth exploring. Visitors can admire the dramatic coastal scenery from the overlook or venture down to the beach

Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site offers a blend of coastal charm and rich history, highlighted by the iconic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Visitors can explore the beach, hike scenic trails, and embark on tours of the historic lighthouse

Beverly Beach State Park

Beverly Beach State Park boasts a wide expanse of sandy shoreline, perfect for leisurely strolls and beachcombing adventures. Visitors can enjoy the mesmerizing sights and sounds of the ocean, hunt for fossilized shells in the cliff faces, and relax by the campfire