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Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site

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Address: Highway 101 and Range Drive, Waldport, OR
Phone Number: +1 800-551-6949
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Great beach!

Nice beach with good parking, easy access. Wide sandy beach with room to walk, beachcomb, or just watch the waves or people fishing at the mouth of the river.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
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Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice beach with good parking, easy access. Wide sandy beach with room to walk, beachcomb, or just watch the waves or people fishing at the mouth of the river.

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traveling3500
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Early morning, beach empty. Always LOTS of Wind. South of Waldport. Large Paved Parking Lot with Rest Rooms

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Lovely and a great place to take along walk and your dog get a nice run. Clean as it can be and not particularly crowded. Close to several nice campgrounds. We chose the KOA, with no regret.

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We liked the easy beach access. Appreciate the restrooms and ample parking. This is a good beach for walking. The day we were here in March, 2016, there was a strange substance on the beach. It looked like small black beads and blue/black webbing. We think it was tar like they have on the beaches of the Carolinas (the Tar... More 

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Thank Edythe S
Depoe Bay, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Easy access off Hwy 101, lots of parking and wide open beaches to walk on. Dog friendly (on a leash) and please remember to pick up after your animal. =)

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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We enjoy stopping at this convenient beach site just south of Waldport. Plan on walking north when the tide is lower and then turn east to see the splendid Alsea River meeting the Pacific. Often we see seals, bald eagles and abundant sand dollars. The view of the bridge is spectacular as well, as are the bed and breakfast (Cliff... More 

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Waldport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Easy short walk from parking lot. Never seems too crowded, Walk south about a mile and visit Big Stump.

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Waldport, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The best thing about Oregon beaches is the lack of people on them. Patterson is a big, beautiful and clean beach right at the edge of town. Being that close to town it gets a lot more visitors than most the other local spots. That said, it still has lots of wide open spaces even at it's busiest times.

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Thank waldportmike
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

My fiance and I just happened upon this place and we had an amazing time. My son declared that day the best day ever. Going back with the rest of the family.

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oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Patterson park is a great place to park and walk the beach. It has clean restrooms and benches, and picnic tables that overlook the ocean. The long stretch of flat beach is perfect for a brisk walk or jog.

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