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Neptune Scenic Viewpoint on Central Oregon Coast Bigger Than You Think

Published 08/14/2019 at 5:23 PM PDT
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Neptune Scenic Viewpoint on Central Oregon Coast Bigger Than You Think

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(Yachats, Oregon) - Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint? It really should be viewpoints – plural.

This engaging and surprisingly sprawling state park on the central Oregon coast has much more to it than meets the eye. There’s technically two parts to it, though they seem utterly unconnected. In the middle of that wild and unruly stretch of slithering road and meandering shoreline between Yachats and Florence sits Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint and its numerous aspects. It's a place so enormous it would take almost a day to check out the whole thing.

There’s the more easily-seen area to the south (by Cummins Creek) and the northern area which doesn’t appear to have a name. At least it’s not posted on the park’s exterior, by the highway. Between the two, you’ll find a load of mesmerizing rock structures, a cool cave, a labyrinth of rocky slabs, and a bevy other new discoveries.


The northern part appears not long after the change from Lincoln to Lane County: it’s just a simple parking lot by a beach that apparently doesn’t have a name. You see a sign eventually at the beach entrance.


A forested bluff tops this section, with trails leading around it and down to a mass of rocky slabs that get a little too dangerous too often. You may see a spouting horn here on occasion, however.


The majority of this half of Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint is this crescent-shaped beach. Take a longer, sloped pathway to get here.


Among the finds in this engaging little detail: an arch buried in the sand.

Head south and you’ll encounter the official big sign to Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint. You’ll find restrooms here, picnic tables, and an awesome view of the bridge when you look behind you.


The beach here can often be quite wide, allowing for plenty of room between you and the tideline. Thus, it’s not hard to explore the many rocky blobs along the north side of the creek.


Also on this side is the freaky little cave: covered in wildly-colored rocks and hosting a fun geologic story.

On the very southern end, waves knock against the rocky ledges and often fire ocean spray into the air by the grassy section with the picnic table. You’ll get drizzled on a little bit. Hotels in Yachats - Where to eat - Yachats Maps and Virtual Tours - Lane County Virtual Tours




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