Safe Exploring

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 State Park

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. Photo by: @_jessicayvette
Unnamed Road,
Cannon Beach, OR 97110, USA

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Haystack Rock

Popular spot in Cannon Beach with easy access to the intertidal area and tidepools. Haystack Rock Awareness Program volunteers are often on-hand for questions and guidance. Photo by:
Arch Cape,
OR 97102, USA

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Hug Point

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. Photo by: @theresaenn
Hug Point State Recreation Site,
Arch Cape, OR, USA

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South End of Seaside Beach

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! Photo by: @trek2ride
2930 Evergreen Dr,
Seaside, OR 97138, USA

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