There are over 25 access spots to enjoy tide pooling in Oregon. Together with the contact information provided you have access to a family fun time or a school related educational outing.This is not all the tide pooling spots since the Oregon coast covers a lot of territory.Primarily these are spots you can walk to that do not need boat access. Some of the marine life you can expect to enjoy are: purple shore crabs, red rock crabs, nudibranchs, chitons, sea cucumbers sea stars, anemones, small sculpins, mussels, barnacles and hermit crabs to name a few sights and wonders. The plant life is a brilliant array of colorful and interesting flora sometimes only seen at low tide or with scuba gear. The visuals are just for the seeing and not to be removed. If removed, the sea and plant life will die sometimes by just being disturbed besides then there is nothing left for the next sightseer. Official tide pool hunting tips are to go tide pooling one or two hours before low tide and always go with at least one other person for safety in the rare event you need help.
Lincoln County has numerous tide pooling spots.Many small towns make up Lincoln County, Oregon. Since the Oregon coastal shoreline has a mixture of earth, cliffs, sandy shores and rocky barriers some areas are easier to get to than others. Check your selection for handicap access or any other requirements and questions by placing your choice into the search engine to gain access of the Chamber of Commerce in that town. Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce Address: 4039 North West Logan Road and Highway #101 Lincoln City, Oregon. Phone: 541-994-3070 Your search can also include the State Park you are inquiring to do tide pooling. You have access to the water's edge for hands on tide pooling at the following spots. Devils Punch Bowl State Park, Yaquina Head ocean drive, Seal Rock Wayside State Park, Smelt Sands State Wayside, Ocean View Drive lot # 26, Yachats State Park, Cape Perpetua/Devils Churn. Visitors center address:241 Highway # 101, Yachats, Oregon. Phone Yachats, Oregon Chamber of Commerce: 800-929-0477, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org You will be interconnected with coastal tide pooling on the Oregon coast by the above Chamber.
Oswald West State Park North and Oswald West State Park South are both scenic and tide pooling spots. Then consider Bay Ocean-Oceanside Road,Cascade Head/Harts Cove that beckon you to look and be enthralled with the abundance of delightful sea life and plants you will see while on your adventure. Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce Address: 3705 Highway #101 North Tillamook, Oregon Phone: 503-842-7525 Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM, closed Saturday and Sunday.It is not required to visit the CCC(Chamber of Commerce Center), however the information they provide you with can be beneficial without a marine guide.There is no charge for getting verbal and written information at the Chamber of Commerce Center.
Cape Arago State Park north cove and Cape Arago State Park south cove along with Kronenberg Park and Bandon Ocean State Park/Face Rock provide the tide pooling access for pedestrians. The intertidal plant life create a lifetime of memories using the eyes and cameras only since touching the sea creatures and plant life can mean death to those species. Some sea life actually seek cover from the hot sun when the tide goes out and if uncovered loose that protective cover for survival and will quickly perish. There will be some closure of trails leading to the ocean during March and maybe through June in some areas in this region to allow seal pups no human intervention. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department State Parks Address:725 Summer Street North East Suite C Salem, Oregon Director Tim Wood Phone: 503-986-0791 General Park Info Phone:503-986-0707.
Both Harris Beach State Park and Cape Blanco State Park View Point afford pedestrian access and beach access for tide pooling.Port Orford and North Curry Chamber of Commerce Address: Post Office Box #637 Port Orford, Oregon Phone: 541-332-8055 Email for tourist info: email@example.com You might be introduced to some boat access requiring some water craft, which will cost you to rent,however tide pooling is free. Local bait and tackle shops readily supply those for rental fees. Those rentals include all safety gear for the number of people the boats safely transport. Warning should be mentioned not to exceed the people recommendations since the Oregon Coast Guard strictly monitors visitor rentals for safety compliance.
Ecola Ramp, near Viewpoint Terrace and Center Street give pedestrian access to tide pooling. Stop at interpretative centers to ask questions at these points. The volunteers at these centers are extremely skilled to inform you of the types of marine life you will be viewing as well as plant life. It is very important to check high and low tide tables at: http://www.romantic-oregon-coast.com/tide-tables.html Connect with Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce at their website: http://www.oldoregon.com or Cannon Beach Chamber at: http://www.cannon-beach.net to inquire about tide pooling educational aids. Where ever you go to tide pool it will not cost you any fee. A successful tide pooling experience ends with safety first and no doubt you will see many unforgetable sights.
Anyone at any age, that can walk, can enjoy tide pooling. Wear appropriate warm clothes,change of shoes with gripping soles, a protective head piece to keep the sun from blocking your views of all the sea life you will see and bring camera equipment.
This is something I am not familiar with but sounds interesting and fun! H5
Tide pooling sounds really awesome. Thanks for the information. H5
I've never seen one but can imagine how awesome it would be. Thanks for sharing that!
Sounds like fun. If I ever get to Oregon (which I hope I do someday), I will be sure to bring this list with me. Great job on this list. Thanks.
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