Discover Watery Worlds inOregon Coast Tide Pools

Tide pools are a window into life under the waves. These sensitive ecosystems require thoughtful care as we explore their treasures.

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Tidepooling can be dangerous due to sneaker waves and shifting tides. Don’t turn your back on the ocean! We also ask that you respect marine life. These ecosystems are delicate; avoid touching and keep dogs clear of them to protect these precious environments.

Ecola Estate Park

Ecola State Park

Cannon Beach, OR 97110, United States

This remarkable park is located at the northern entrance to Cannon Beach. Tidepools collect on the south end on Indian Beach and feature mussels, small sculpins, and sea urchins.

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock

Arch Cape, OR 97102, USA

Located in Cannon Beach, the enormous sea stack reveals a garden of urchins, sea stars, and more at low tide.

Hug Point

Hug Point

Hug Point State Recreation Site, Arch Cape, OR, USA

Just south of Cannon Beach, this small sandy cove and state park is mostly covered in water at high tide but reveals caves and tidepools during low tides.

South End of Seaside Beach

2930 Evergreen Dr, Seaside, OR 97138, USA

Known around town as The Cove, this rocky surfing spot reveals sea stars, crabs, barnacles, and more at low tides. Beware of the waves and never turn your back to the ocean!


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