What to do in Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint

Muriel O. Ponsler State Scenic Viewpoint accesses five beautiful miles of sandy beach and is a prime spot for whale watching.

From Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint there are approximately five miles of sandy beach, with China Creek to the south of the park.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park.

Muriel O. Ponsler provides opportunities for picnicking with whale watching, beachcombing and a view of the beach.

This scenic viewpoint is located along Oregon's Central Coast, off U.S. Highway 101, 16 miles north of Florence.

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.

1115 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-1002

Phone: 800-551-6949

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