Ophir Beach

• Ophir Beach is a beautiful secluded white sand shore
• In 2015 a dead 78-foot blue whale has washed ashore here

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A beautiful secluded sand shore, Ophir Beach is located 11 miles north of Gold Beach and 17 miles south of Port Orford. The beach is interconnected with Nesika Beach and all together extend from Foramen Arch south for nearly 6 miles. Euchre Creek cuts through the northern part of the beach and emptied into the ocean. Ophir Beach is a serene place to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, rockhound, stroll along the extended beach, fish, surf, and view nature.

Ophir Beach rarely, if ever, gets crowded so it can be a great place to enjoy the peace and quiet, especially if you show up at the right time. There are a plenty of opportunities for beachcombers and rockhounds to explore the beach and look for new rocks and ocean treasures to add to their collections. Agates are the most common here, but other minerals can be found too.

Both Ophir and Nesika Beach are considered the best places for surfperch fishing in Curry County and have enough space for anglers to spread out and enjoy the tranquility. The south end of the beach has the biggest waves and thus can be a great spot for surfing.

Interestingly, the only time the beach gathered a huge crowd was in 2015 when a dead 78-foot blue whale has washed ashore. This is an extreme rare situations because blue whales typically stay away from the coastline. This event attracted a lot of curious people. Finally, scientists collected the bones from the carcass and put them on the display at Newport Marine Science Center.

There are a lot of access points to Ophir Beach including small secluded trails, but the main access area is well-developed and has good amenities. There is plentiful parking for cars and RVs. The rest area also has picnic tables and restrooms.

Ophir Beach
Trail to the beach
Ophir Beach
Picnic area
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Ocean view

Ophir Beach | General Description

Open: Year-round
Managed by: Oregon State Parks

Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables
Activities: Beachcombing, surfing, fishing, & nature viewing

Day-use fees: None
Usage: Low to Moderate

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay at Gold Beach

Ophir Beach is located:

  • 8 miles north of Gold Beach
  • 17 miles south of Port Orford.

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Directions to Ophir Beach

From Highway 101 in Gold Beach,

  • Take Highway 101 north for 11.2 miles
  • Your destination will be on the right.

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