Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

• Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint is a part of the Cape Perpetua Marine Protected Areas
• The area comprises three beaches and four pullouts

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Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint stretches along the Oregon coastline for over 2 miles from Gwynn Creek south to Stonefield Beach. Located just 4 miles south of Yachats, this part of the Central Oregon Coast features the most beautiful scenery of the Pacific Ocean along with a unique dramatic landscape of its coastline.

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint comprises three beaches but you cannot traverse all over their length in one uninterrupted hike and should drive to one of four paved parking areas and use its beach access.

Neptune North

The northern pullout at Gwynn Creek (milepost 168), Neptune North is an excellent viewpoint for enjoying pounding waves of the boundless Pacific Ocean. A short trail leads to Neptune Beach north of Cummins Creek. There is no restroom.

Neptune State Park

Another access, located 0.3 miles south between mileposts 168 and 169, is Neptune State Park or Neptune South. Cliffside overlook provides a scenic view of the powerful force of pounding waves and Cummins Creek entering the ocean. This site has restroom and picnic tables. A short wooden staircase leads to the beach south of Cummins Creek. In winter, the creek swells and runs faster and can become hard to forward.

Strawberry Hill

Drive approximately 0.9 miles south to a small parking loop area on the right between mileposts 169 and 170. This site offers spectacular ocean views and a chance to explore the rugged landscape of Strawberry Hill.

Check tides before getting out to the shores. Tides here can move up surprisingly quickly and leave someone stranded.

Bob Creek Beach

The southernmost stop of the Neptune State Scenic Area is a scenic section of the coastline with basalt slabs, tide pools, cliffs, and caves. Bob Creek State Wayside parking lot at milepost 170 is small with space just enough for nine cars and it tends to fill up quickly. A few benches are sitting near the parking lot, so you can enjoy a picnic with a stunning view of the boundless ocean.

As a part of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Areas, there are some restrictions. Fishing and taking any invertebrates, seaweeds, or wildlife is prohibited. To find out more check Oregon Marine Reserves Harvest Restrictions.

Bob Creek Wayside Oregon Coast
Bob Creek Beach
Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill
Neptune Beach Agate
Neptune Beach Agate
Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

Camping & Lodging

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint | Facts

Open: Year-round from 6 am to 9 pm
Managed by: Oregon State Parks

Amenities: Restrooms and picnic tables
Activities: Beachcombing

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any vehicles
Day-use fees: None
Restrictions: No digging, no metal detecting, no fishing, no taking invertebrates, seaweeds, or wildlife

Neptune North Beach is located:

  • 3.8 miles south of Yachats
  • 22 miles north of Florence
  • 83 miles west of Eugene.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

From Yachats,

  • Follow 3.8 miles south on Highway 101 to the destination on the right.

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