Harris Beach State Park: Swimming, Hiking, and Wildlife Watching
From the moment you enter Harris Beach State Park, you will be blown away by the rugged natural beauty of the largest island off the Oregon coast. Marvel at the scenic rock formations surrounding the sandy beach, creating colorful tide pools, perfect for bird and marine watching. In the summer months, swim, paddle, and dip your toes in the sand.
In spring and fall enjoy some of the best kite flying amid spectacular sunsets. Admire the breathtaking ocean and forest views, take the kids to the children's playground, hike and bike challenging trails to town or watch the wildlife at the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, just across the way where you can sometimes spot puffins nesting on a rocky island.