• Lone Ranch Beach is a secluded beautiful shore at Brookings
• This is a great spot for beachcombing, kite surfing, nature viewing, and more
Lone Ranch Beach is a secluded sandy shore just a short drive from Brookings, the southernmost city of the Oregon Coast. This beach is a perfect getaway to enjoy a relaxing stroll on the beach, watch wildlife, do some beachcombing, or simply enjoy the serenity of coastal nature. Lone Ranch Beach is a part of the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor.
Cape Ferrelo borders Lone Ranch Beach to the north and a minor headland borders it to the south. The beach stretches for half a mile with rocky formations on both ends. In fact, the beach and surrounding area are full of rocks of different sizes with multiple sea stacks creating a beautiful backdrop.
The southern part of the shore is more rugged and makes winter storms here a truly captivating sight. During calm weather and low tide, you can take a passageway to a small and very secluded secret beach. Be careful not to get stranded. The fine gray sand on the beach is perfect for wandering around, viewing nature, and exploring the area.
Life of sea creatures here is not as bustling as it can be at other locations, but you can still see plenty of wildlife. In summer, you can spot brown pelicans and black oystercatchers. Between the late summer and spring, the area is frequent by wintering and migratory sea birds. You can also see sea lions, seals, and gray whales throughout the year.
Beachcombing at Lone Ranch Beach is a productive and pleasurable pastime with plenty of sea treasures to find, especially after storms and at low tides. Low tides also reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of sea creatures and plants in the tidepools near Cape Ferrello.
Windy days here are great for kite surfing, while calm days are perfect for kayaking, but be careful around ocean rocks. The south end of the beach has a row of picnic tables so you can enjoy the meal with a scenic view. Parking at the beach is large, has restrooms and the sandy shore is just a short easy walk away via a developed trail.
Lone Ranch Beach | General Description
Managed by: Oregon State Parks
Amenities: Restrooms and picnic tables
Activities: Beachcombing, picnicking, tidepool exploring, & nature viewing
Day-use fees: None
Usage: Low to Moderate
Accommodations: Lodging in Brookings
Lone Ranch Beach is located:
- 24 miles south of Gold Beach
- 60 miles south of Port Orford.
Directions to Lone Ranch Beach
- Take Highway 101 north for 4.5 miles
- Turn left onto the rugged no-name road at milepost 352.5
- Follow the road for 0.2 miles to the parking.
Take the short trail down to the beach.