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In search of Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteers


Documenting 100 Years of Open Beaches in Oregon

Thanks to support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the Oregon State Historical Records Advisory Board has issued a new commemorative poster in honor of this year’s Oregon Archives Month. The 2013 poster focuses on the 100-year history of our public beaches, featuring a pictorial timeline of key moments. Click on the image below to view the poster, and be sure to see the online Oregon Blue Book exhibit “Protecting Oregon Beaches” as well for more historical background information and archival images.


Grant’s Getaways — Surf Fishing & Clamming

Free camping & day-use parking June 1, 2013

Newsflash: It’s Beautiful Here

The Oregon coast was recently selected as one of Yahoo! Travel’s best summer road trips. Can’t say we’re surprised–Oregon has 363 miles of headlands, sea stacks, tide pools, and sandy beaches that are unmatched in beauty, and they’re all open for public use.

The key quote from the article? “It would be hard to pinpoint one section of the coast as the best, so why try? See it all.” We agree.

For help planning your roadtrip on The People’s Coast (what to do, where to stay), check out and enter to win an Oregon Coast Adventurecation. Or visit to reserve a spot in a coastal campground. Summer’s just around the corner!


Sunset Bay beach on the South Coast

Sunset Bay beach on the South Coast

2013 marks 100 years since the passage of Senate Bill 22, legislation that protected public access to Oregon’s shore in perpetuity. It is a unique heritage that all Oregonians can be proud of. We invite you to share your memories and photos of the beach, as well as your ideas for the celebration: click here to email us.

To learn about the context for the Open Beaches Act, and the legendary man behind it, see The History of Oregon’s Public Shore. And if you’d like to learn about upcoming events on the shore, visit our Events page.

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