• Beverly Beach State Park is a place where all can fulfill hiking and beachcombing needs
• The site features "ghost forest"
Just 6 miles to the north of Newport at Beverly Beach State Park you can fulfill all your hiking and beachcombing needs as well as your overall desire for the great outdoors on the Oregon Coast.
This picturesque broad beach extends for 1.5 miles from Otter Rock and Devils Punchbowl to Spencer Creek which officially is a line between Beverly and Moolack Beaches. This part of the Central Coast provides fantastic opportunities for hiking, exploring tidepools, and rockhounding. In addition to those activities, this spot is a great whale viewing location.
The park features a large parking area with a walkway under the highway bridge along Spencer Creek and one of the largest campgrounds in the state.
Beverly Beach is known for its rarely occurred showcase called "ghost forest". Those are stumps of the trees that were consumed by the sand preventing the decay. Occasionally, strong winds and storms move sand around revealing remnants of the ancient trees. The stumps are from 1,000 to 7,000 years old.
Beverly Beach is a marine reserve and fishing is not allowed.
Moolack Beach as an extension of Beverly Beach offers 5 miles of uninterrupted walking opportunities from Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area at Otter Rock on the north to Yaquina Head on the south. Both beaches provide great beachcombing and hiking opportunities along the ocean coastline, cascading cliffs, bluffs, and dramatic rock formations.
The southern edge of Moolack Beach at Schooner Point and Starfish can be visited at low tide only.
Besides beachcombing, check a beautiful forest trail that begins at the parking area and runs along Spencer Creek. The 1.5-mile loop trail is considered to be easy and available year-round.
The creekside campground offers a variety of options to choose from. You can pick among 53 full hook-up sites (27 of those even got cable TV!), 76 electrical sites with water, 128 tent sites, 21 yurts, and more!
The campground provides everything for you to enjoy your stay at this fantastic pacific beach spot. It offers flush toilets, showers, firewood for sale, an RV dump station, playground, picnic shelters you can reserve for your events, and more.
The beach is a popular area among rock collectors. Agates, jasper, and petrified wood are the most plentiful here. The beach is covered with sand during summer hiding minerals. So, the best time to hunt for agates and jaspers is winter when storms and high tides expose coastal treasures. Check the gravel bars too since those have an abundance of rocks and can yield larger pieces.
You can also find a variety of fossils here. An abundance of marine fossils such as shells can be seen laying among the sand and gravel. You might also encounter animal vertebrate fossils. Keep in mind that those are illegal to collect without a special permit. You can't use any digging equipment, a rock pick, or metal detectors in Oregon State Parks.
The best time for rock hunting is between November and April when winter storms and king tides remove top layers of sand.
Note: A permit is required to collect vertebrate fossils.
Attention Fellow Beachgoers
Unfortunately, our beautiful Pacific North West beaches are stained with trash, especially plastic. We, at Oregon Discovery, as well as other unaffiliated groups of nature lovers made a commitment to do our part in keeping our beaches clean, but we need your help too!
Every time you go out to enjoy nature at your favorite spot, please bring a garbage bag or two and help us pick up garbage. Even picking up a little bit here and there will make a huge difference long term.
Please, help us save our beautiful nature for generations to come!
Beverly Beach | General Description
Managed: Oregon State Park
Amenities: Welcome Center, picnic area, playground, and restrooms
Activities: Hiking, camping, rock collecting
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Usage: Moderate to high
Accommodations: Campground sites and yurts
Beverly Beach is located:
- 6.5 miles north of Newport
- 77 miles west of Salem
- 106 miles southwest of Portland.