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Bob Straub State Park

Pacific Avenue, Pacific City, OR
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Go only if you enjoy walking in sand for miles.

The beach was nice and good view of the rock, but the trails were all sandy paths. It was fine for... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Washougal, Washington
Long expanse of uncrowded beach

We found this beach by accident. It has a nice parking lot with a easy hike up to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
United States
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“sand dunes” (5 reviews)
“haystack rock” (6 reviews)
Pacific Avenue, Pacific City, OR
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The beach was nice and good view of the rock, but the trails were all sandy paths. It was fine for a while, but after a few miles on sand just walking through woodsy trails with nothing spectacular to look at we were done. We...More

Thank PhfamWA
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We found this beach by accident. It has a nice parking lot with a easy hike up to the top of the sand dunes and then down the other side to the beach. There are bathrooms at the parking lot area. The beach was clean...More

Thank icetsarina
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

As a local, this is our family favorite. Started coming here about a year ago when we were new to the area and it's never crowded. Love bringing our dogs here for a run on the beach or a hike along the trails. Just be...More

Thank Julane D
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Great beach access from the free parking lot. One must only walk over a medium high sand dune and there it is - a beach vista with a long, wide and exceptionally clean beach. The view stretches from the Pelican Pub area to the north...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is our second trip to this park. The first being 9 years ago. You climb over some sand dunes and have a wonderful uncrowded beach area .The climb over the dunes could be strenous for some . We found several sand dollars on the...More

Thank segerfan777
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Bob Straub State Park is filled with nice shady trails that cover marsh, bay, riverside, and wooded areas with access to the beach and Pacific Ocean. We chose the River trail. The scenery was beautiful but it can be tough hiking due to deep sand...More

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful natural area at the opposite end of the beach from the Pelican Pub. Wander a mile or two down the beach collecting whole sand dollars. End at the entrance of the Nestucca River into the ocean. There is usually a pod of seals on...More

Thank ORfoodie
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The "other" haystack rock can be seen here. Very sandy nice beach. We were there early in the morning - had it mostly to ourselves & we even saw a cute little "sea" deer when we pulled up! This area of the coast is a...More

Thank Paintedlacy
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very basic parking area with restrooms; close to long flat beach past where cars are allowed to park on the beach. Signs indicating hiking trails but not sure where they lead. No services or anything to buy.

Thank jerryg g
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A very nice park. The beach is beautiful and you can take horses on the beach. You can launch a small boat or kayak and fish.

Thank Judy T
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Jan B
6 February 2016|
Response from William W | Reviewed this property |
Sorrry, we were riding horses. I have no idea about snow boards. Try contacting the Oregon State Parks Office: Phone: 800-551-6949 Reservations: 800-452-5687 Information: 800-551-6949 Fax: 503-986-0794