Seal Rock State Recreation Site near Newport, Oregon
Seal Rock State Recreation Site, located south of Newport, has picturesque offshore rock formations that provide shelter for animals like seals, sea lions, and different types of seabirds. The beach is complete with alluring tidepools as well as mesmerizing ocean views and a delightful sandy beach. Even though the short trail to the beach might be a little steep in some areas, there’s an accessible viewpoint at the halfway point for people with disabilities that offers scenic views of both the tidepools and beach area. Lastly, near the parking lot there is also picnic area which is surrounded by lovely shore pine trees spruce trees and salal bushes.
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Location in Newport, Oregon:
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Reviews of Seal Rock State Recreation Site
“Great day on the beach at Seal Rock. Very cozy and private. Only a couple of people there. We practically had the entire place to ourselves. Beautiful view. Lots of sandy beach with big rocks right off the shore and of course the big Seal Rock. I would definitely recommend this beach to anyone interested in spending the day on the beautiful Central Oregon coast.”
“Short steps down to absolutely beautiful beach. Enjoy the giant Seal Rock itself, along with many interesting rock formations strewn throughout the beach. Parking was free and bathroom was clean. Highly recommended stopover spot along the Oregon Coast.”
“Nice beach. Parking appeared to be free. The bathrooms were nice and stocked with paper towels and soap. The main rock on the beach was huge and great for pictures. There’s a small stream on the beach that would be great for kids to play in. The walk down was easy and has a handrail if you need it.”