What to do in Hug Point State Recreation Site

Just south of Cannon Beach, this little wayside gives you easy access to the scenic beach and a peek at some interesting history. Imagine traveling by stagecoach along the beach (before the highway was built, the beach was the only way to go). North of the parking area you can still walk along the original trail carved into the point by the stagecoaches. The wayside was named after this trail because it hugs the point. Looking further north, Haystack Rock‹one of the most identifiable landmarks along the coastline‹is easily visible.

This is a beautiful beach and a great place to walk, enjoy the coastal scenery or beachcomb. Caution to visitors; be aware of the tide! It is possible to become stranded at high tide when exploring the point. Take a look at the stagecoach trail, the view of Haystack Rock, a small waterfall and the two caves around the point, but have a plan before straying too far. Pick up a tide book at one of the local shops, have fun and be safe.

Vital stats
There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949.

Recreation
Hug Point offers beach access and opportunities beachcombing, picnicking, fishing and viewing scenery.

Location
Hug Point is located along Oregon's North Coast, off U.S. Highway 101, 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.

Climate
The Oregon coast receives abundant rainfall, mostly between October and April. July and August bring the best chance for clear days. Summer temperatures are normally moderate and almost never hot. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long.

Address
1115 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-1002

Phone: 800-551-6949

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