Holly Beach Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site Oregon Coast

• Holly Beach is an excellent beachcombing place
• Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site is a fantastic storm-watching spot

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Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site and the adjacent Holly Beach (also known as Collins Creek Beach) sit 3 miles north of Waldport.

Holly Beach is nearly 1.5 miles long, extending from the Quail Street access point (located 1 mile south of Seal Rock State Park) at the north end down to Driftwood State Park. This is a more secluded alternative to Seal Rock Beach.

Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site is 36.7 acres and has picnic tables and restrooms. The park is fee-free and open year-round. The trail from the parking lot down to the beach is short and easy.

Driftwood Park, Holly Beach, and nearby beaches create a fantastic beach-life playground. You can find interesting shells for your collection, watch winter storms, picnic with scenic views, or see how far you can walk or ride on the beach during low tide.

Holly Beach Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site Oregon Coast

Beachcombing and Rockhounding

Holly Beach has a sandy shoreline, so it is not the most productive rockhounding spot. However, at low tides or after winter storms, you can still find agates, jasper, and other beautiful stones.

Beachcombing, on the other hand, is much more productive here. Stroll along the shoreline and discover unique pieces of sea glass, shells, and other ocean gifts.

Also, as the park's name suggests, a lot of driftwood is lying around, too.

Storm Watching

During the winter months, the area is a front-row seat to storm-watching. The recreation site parking perfectly faces the ocean, so you can enjoy the mighty Pacific without leaving your vehicle.


The Oregon Coast Trail passes through the park, so you can explore the coastline in either direction. Head north for a 2-mile trek to Seal Rock or south for a 3-mile journey to Waldport's spit.

Tidepool Watching

During low tides, the rocky outcroppings at the north end of Holly Beach are a perfect tidepool watching area. Explore the vibrant intertidal life, including colorful sea stars, anemones, and other fascinating creatures. This is a less-crowded alternative to Seal Rock.

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Pathway To The Beach

Holly Beach Camping, Lodging & Vacation Rentals

There is no camping on the beach or at the park.

The nearest lodging is available in Waldport.

Lodging in Waldport

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay in Waldport

Holly Beach and Driftwood Beach State Park | Facts

Open: Year-round
Managed by: Oregon State Parks

Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables
Activities: Hiking, beachcombing, rockhounding, tidepool watching, storm watching, picnicking & nature viewing
Day-use fees: None

Holly Beach is located:

  • 11 miles north of Yachats
  • 13 miles south of Newport
  • 93 miles southwest of Salem.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Mill Beach

From Waldport,

  • Take US-101 North/NW Hwy 101
  • Turn left onto Driftwood Beach State Wayside.

Website: oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=144
Phone: (800)551-6949

5560 NW Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Rock, OR 97376

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