Arcadia Beach Rocky Shore

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About the Arcadia Beach Rocky Shore Area

The Arcadia Beach rocky shore cell extends from Silver Point on the north to just south of Austin Point in Clatsop County, Oregon. The majority of the cell is sandy shoreline except for several prominent rocky shore features including Silver Point Rock, Jockey Cap, and Lion Rock near Humbug Point.
Offshore rocks are part of the USFWS Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and access is prohibited, as they are important habitat for birds and marine mammals. Intertidal areas are part of Oregon’s Ocean Shore Recreation Area.
Key Resources
Seabird colonies and limited intertidal habitat.
  What can you do here?
Primary use is of adjacent sandy beaches with activities including picnicking, photography, beachcombing, sightseeing, and bird watching.

Getting to the Rocky shore at Arcadia Beach

Access is possible either via the Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site in the middle of the cell (3 miles south of Cannon Beach) or to the south at Hug Point State Recreation Site. Both beach access trails are improved and the walk from the parking areas is short, leading down to the sandy beach.

Public Access Option 1 for Arcadia Beach Rocky Shore
Public Access Option 2 for Arcadia Beach Rocky Shore

Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and intertidal lands: Division of State Lands; offshore rocks above Mean High Water (MHW): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; dry sands beach is a state recreation area under jurisdiction of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD); upland beyond the statutory line of vegetation is privately owned except for Hug Point and Arcadia Beach State Recreation Sites which are both owned by OPRD.
  Who Manages this Site?
Beach and intertidal areas are managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as part of the ocean shore. Hug Point and Arcadia Beach State Recreation Sites are managed by OPRD as part of Area 1 and the Fort Stevens Management Unit.

Data for the Arcadia Beach Rocky Shore
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Information compiled by Laurel Hillmann, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, OPRD

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