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While the Oregon Coast is filled with beaches, we’re partial to the ones in south Tillamook County.
beach village on a hill is one of the most popular on the Tillamook Coast. It’s a center for hangliders who launch from the top of the hill to fly over the waves. When the tide is out, you can walk through the rock tunnel to the sandy beach.
Happy Camp County Park
825 Happy Camp Rd, Tillamook, OR 97141
Happy Camp is a small day-use county park along Netarts Bay and the village of Netarts. When the tide is out, you can walk to Oceanside. A favorite park of families.
Netarts Bay Beach and Boat Launch
2065 Netarts Basin Boat Rd, Tillamook, OR 97141
One of the most popular places for crabbing,
Netarts Beach is one of those secret places. Located in front of The Schooner Restaurant, the park has a large parking lot and restrooms.
Cape Lookout State Park
13000 Whiskey Creek Rd, Tillamook, OR 97141
favorite camping spot, and the three-mile beach is one of the main reasons. Here, magnificent views can be enjoyed with easy access to the beach. Beachcombing, whale watching, bird watching, and hiking are very popular activities.
Sandlake Recreation Area
Popular for ATV recreation thanks to miles of sand dunes, the
beach has much to offer as well.
Sitka Sedge Beach
Sandlake Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112
A day use
state park, nature trails lead through tidal flats, salt-water marshes and onto the beach. Trails loop for 3.5 miles.
Whalen Island Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112
quiet beach is part of the Sand Creek Estuary, and is connected to the Clay Myers State Natural Area. It’s a great place to kayak, fish, camp, and hike.
Tierra del Mar
wide beach with lots of room to walk, beachcomb – and if you want to at low tide – drive. If driving, be sure to leave the beach when the tide starts coming in. You’ll get stuck if you don’t.
Known locally as
McPhillips Beach, it’s a favorite of locals, visitors and Dory boat captains. The sand dune is a challenge to climb, but fun to roll down.
Bob Straub State Park
US-101, Pacific City, OR 97135
big wide beach, trails for people and horses, the Nestucca River sand spit to explore (and maybe catch a fish), and it’s away from the crowds.
family friendly town hosts a wide beach, and at low tide you can see the famous “ghost forest” of ancient trees.
View the Tillamook County Trails & Recreation Map
From detailed trail information to campsites to picnic areas, this mapping tool will help you plan your next outing to our part of Oregon’s north coast.