Maple Bars, Sea Stars and Harbor Seals

I met my friend Melissa Steinman in the small village of Seal Rock, just 10.5 miles south of Newport. Seal Rock is an undiscovered gem where you’ll find artists at work, tasty treats and, on the rocks themselves, some incredible nature watching. The rocks are best seen at low tide, so we had time to… More
: Larry Andreasen

Seal Rock

Known for its tide pools and ancient rock formations, Seal Rock comes alive with wildlife inhabiting its beaches, estuaries and forests.

Bird-watchers will enjoy the congregation of birds that use Elephant Rock as a way station while traversing the coast during seasonal migrations. Harbor seals play in the surf and doze on the small platform that gives Seal Rock its name while whales cruise by on their own seasonal journey. Seal Rock began its life as a vacation destination for early pioneers who enjoyed the small resort town. Today, it’s still a place to explore quiet beaches as well as local galleries, shops and restaurants.

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How can I see the Oregon Coast on a budget?

Oregon State Parks offer access to some of the most remarkable scenic views and natural areas on the Oregon Coast. Many of the Oregon Coast’s State Parks do not require day-use fees and of those, my favorites are Cape Meares, Seal Rock and Cape Arago. Those with day use fees that I would not hesitate…

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