Walks: Sea Stack

Walks that feature a view of sea stacks or prominent off shore rocks

Samuel H. Boardman Arch Rock Viewpoint

I find it curious that some offshore rock formations are given titles. Though Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor has many prominent sea-encircled boulders, a contributing factor to its reputation as especially splendid amongst an abundance of scenic Oregon coast destinations, the area map shows… 

Samuel H. Boardman Natural Bridges...

If time restrictions permitted only a single stop along the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, my choice would be Natural Bridges Viewpoint. A forest walk amongst ferns and other lush undergrowth reaches a deck with exceptional views of the unique rock formations which give… 

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… 

Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

Although three of Oregon’s seven coastal counties boast sea stacks dubbed Haystack Rock, the water encircled boulder at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is distinguished by a keyhole on its north face.  Also known as Chief Kiawanda Rock, it is the tallest of the Haystack… 

Rockaway Beach Wayside

It was serendipitous…the quest for a pit stop between Cape Lookout and Tolovana Beach landed us at Rockaway Beach Wayside.  I soon concluded that if I lived anywhere near Rockaway Beach, this would be my go-to place for walking and lunching.  It was obvious that… 

Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

A trip to Cannon Beach is not complete without a close up view of its most prominent sea stack, Haystack Rock.  Visible in the distance from Ecola State Park and not far from the southern end of downtown Cannon Beach, Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site…