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Short Sand Beach

Highway 101
Arch Cape, OR 97102

A popular beach that’s alive with activity on any weekend or summer day, Short Sand Beach lies sheltered in a cove blanketed by forests and edged with volcanic basalt and sandstone cliffs characteristic of the Oregon coastline.   Nicknamed “Shorty’s” by locals, the beach is just a half mile walk through the woods.  From the main parking lot, walk under Highway 101, and down the trail, following the contours of Short Sand Creek through the forest.  Cross the creek on a railroad-style bridge and you’ll find yourself at a beautiful picnic area overlooking the beach. 

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