Walks: Beach

Walks that feature easy beach access

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic...

A plaque at House Rock in Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, a 12-mile span of gorgeous southern Oregon coastal wonders, explains why a state park bears the name of this notable man (1874 to 1953): Samuel H. Boardman, first superintendent of Oregon State Parks,… 

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Who was Carl G. Washburne? Strangely, although a state park bears his name, I could not find any information on Mr. Washburne himself. The Oregon State Parks information does not explain use of his name. Wikipedia has nothing. I even went as far as page… 

Samuel H. Boardman Whaleshead Beach

Whaleshead Beach is one of many picturesque stops in Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor. A picnic area with a view and a somewhat gradual descent to the beach, coupled with its namesake notable seastack, makes it mention-worthy on 100 Steps. It is not among… 

Harris Beach State Park

My husband called the western edge of Curry county “Oregon’s jagged coastline.” I doubt he even remembers doing so, but I thought the phrase so apropos I jotted it down. The day use area of Harris Beach State Park is one of many lovely locations… 

Grace Hammond Beach Access

If you’re seeking a beach in Lincoln City with reduced crowds and no stairs, Grace Hammond Beach Access fits the bill. A lot with just a few parking spaces mid-neighborhood allows you to visit a charming “locals” stretch of beach with only a short ramp… 

Samuel H. Boardman Lone Ranch Beach

Lone Ranch Beach was our first stop on a quest to scout Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor for 100 Steps. It is the most southern turnout along the 12-mile stretch of southern coast honoring the founder of Oregon state parks. From the parking lot…