What to do in Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

Benches set on a cliff above the beach give you an excellent view of Cumming Creek, wildlife and the rock-pounding waves. From this location, you can watch for whales, see a variety of birds, sea lions and the occasional deer in the creek. The creek is also a great place to look for agates. At low tide you can walk to the south to see a natural cave and tidepools.

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

Neptune offers beach access and opportunities for viewing scenery, hiking, picnicking, marine mammal watching, windsurfing, bird-watching, and viewing interpretive information.

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint is located on Oregon's Central Coast, off U.S. Highway 101, 3 miles south of Yachats.

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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