Walks: Dunes

Walks that feature a view of sand dunes

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Umpqua South Jetty Beach

Douglas County has the largest square mile count of all of Oregon’s coastal counties, yet at roughly 18 linear miles it has the least amount of shoreline. Being at the center of the 40 miles of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, much of Douglas… 

Carter Lake and Taylor Lake

This pair of lesser-known central Oregon coast lakes reside near Carter Lake Campground, decorating the periphery of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  Taylor Lake, a lop-sided horseshoe tucked between the highway and the dunes within a thick swath of trees, is viewed by traversing… 

Florence Veterans Memorial Park

Although serving double duty as both a place of remembrance and a showcase for the beauty of Florence, the Florence Veterans Memorial Park seems to be frequented by few. A drizzling fountain is centered on a wall of commemorative bricks, and it is common to… 

Sutton Beach Recreation Site

I have lived in Florence for over six years and other than driving though once or twice had never, until recently, stopped to enjoy Sutton Beach Recreation Site, just north of town. The “high road” to Holman Vista has great sand dune viewing. It was… 

Oregon Dunes Overlook

Although part of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, miles of sand dunes south of Florence and north of Winchester Bay are reserved for nature enthusiasts (and the lovely nature we are observing) rather than motorized traffic. Oregon Dunes Overlook allows you to enjoy a tree-line… 

Cleawox Lake

Located in Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Cleawox Lake is one of my favorite coastal lakes. It offers quiet isolation during the cooler months. And it comes to life in summer with beach goers of all ages, providing a lingering “summer camp” feel. It is bordered by…