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McPhillips Beach at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area on the Oregon Coast
Tucked away in the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, McPhillips Beach is a hidden treasure that you have to discover! The beach can be found one mile north of a pub parking lot and appears just like an unmarked road between plots of forest. Don’t miss out on this secret oasis – find your way there now!
Once you arrive, take some time to explore the sandy beaches and rocky cliffs that make up this stunning natural area. Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the shoreline, take in the stunning views of Haystack Rock, or simply relax and listen to the soothing sound of crashing waves. Whatever your preference may be, McPhillips Beach is sure to provide a unique and memorable experience that you won’t soon forget.
If the tide is low, be sure to explore the numerous tide pools scattered along the beach. Here you can find a variety of marine life – from crabs, sea stars, anemones and more! You might even catch a glimpse of some harbor seals lounging on the rocks.
Pack a picnic and spend the day at McPhillips Beach. With its stunning views and plethora of wildlife, it’s the perfect spot for an afternoon adventure.
McPhillips Beach Reviews
“This place is not only beautiful and popular but it has easy beach access from a paved (needs maintenance) parking lot. Restaurants, and food places nearby. Food market right across the street. One of Oregons 3 “Haystack Rocks” stand proudly in the surf. This is a “day use” recreation area. As such there is a $10 fee for parking for the day.”
“Love this little beach area. Great place to chill and enjoy some beach therapy. Rough road down to the beach and some drivers go too fast. There is a Porta potty in the parking area but it does not seem to be well maintained. Beautiful place for sunset beach photos.”
“Beautiful smaller beach. Nice area to picnic. Beware there are quite a few vehicles that can drive a bit aggressive. Harder to find and a bit bumpy driving down to the beach. Little parking area has a porta potty but is not real clean.”