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Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

Lincoln Beach, Oregon 97388 USA

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“it's not your imagination, those are really seal heads peering at you!”

It's not your imagination ... those really are seal heads peering at you from the surf! A short paved trail descends from the parking and  picnic area through the shore pine forest to a soft sand beach flanked by crumbling orange sandstone bluffs. Wetsuit-clad surfers often catch waves here in the mornings. As you hike to the right along the beach, the horizon is dominated by the dark green cape of Cascade Head. In case you decide to venture onward, please don't disturb the sea lions found at the tip of the four mile Salishan Spit.

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  • 3 Reviews
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July 20, 2016
Rated 2.0

Very rocky sand, no sea lions. Water was surprisingly cool. Very quiet beach, no seashells. Ok, but bummed about the sea lions not being around at all.

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July 29, 2015
Rated 3.0

There were no seals here, which is fine. I don't expect them to hang out all year round. My issue is that the surf is so violent I don't understand how one is able to even swim here.

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June 10, 2015
Rated 1.0

Five miles on and still no sign of seals... just cold wet wind. Lots of it.

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Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site

Lincoln Beach, Oregon
97388 USA

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