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Samuel H Boardman State Park

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Each stop new surprises

This is a series of turnouts and state parks along the Oregon coast. We stopped at several and was surprised every time with some new amazing sight. Several hikes and picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becky M
Orem, Utah
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Orem, Utah
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a series of turnouts and state parks along the Oregon coast. We stopped at several and was surprised every time with some new amazing sight. Several hikes and picnic areas. Some had restrooms. But all were beautiful!

Thank Becky M
Bend, Oregon
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sprawling park is just excellent, but what would one expect of the Oregon Coast. Beautiful scenery, numerous hiking opportunities through the rain forest, secluded beaches .... what's not to love?!

Thank Oskarduck
Huntersville, United States
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the coarse of the park the are several stops with views and short hikes to lookout points or down to the coast. The coastal views are awesome. Also there are plenty of picnic and restroom options. You could easily spend a day exploring the various options. We stayed in Brookings which was convenient.

Thank Rudolph F
Omaha, Nebraska
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105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samuel H. Boardman is more a series of stops along the coast all in the same State Park. Fortunately, I researched ahead of time, to know to stop at all of the places in the 12 mile long area on the PCH. Arch Rock Viewpoint, Natural Bridges Cove, Whaleshead Beach, House Rock, Cape Ferrolo, Lone Ranch. Some beautiful scenery! It... More 

Thank Lanamamaomaha
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sam Boardman is not one single place or spot, but a group of stops along the south coast. and every stop has its own special offerings, from views to special coastal landscapes.

Thank Bill A
Tampere, Finland
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656 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Samuel H. Boardman State Park offers really beautiful views and the highlight is the Arch Rock. Really beautiful.

Thank Jan R
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

No better place to visit and get a feel for the Oregon Coast. Best of all it is free. We just happened to see a review of this park on a local TV channel and so we decided to visit. You could easily spend days here with all there is to see and the numerous hiking trails. There is easy... More 

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I was told by friends this place will not disappoint and they were sure right about that ... Seen natural bridges and whales spouting to a beautiful sunset ... This place is awesome ...

Thank Mark W
Brookings, Oregon
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Gorgeous Beach... no fee... extremely clean and pristine. Abundant wildlife... Picnic tables... well tended bathrooms... and the beach is ACCESSIBLE... with a ramp running all the way down to it. Early morning fog usually dissipates some time around noon or so... to where you can capture the majestic scenery here in your memory... and on your camera. This park has... More 

Thank icosmic
Olympia, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

There are some great hikes along the Coastal Trail in this park, some of them will take your breath away. Short walks or longer ones, there are some of both here. Bring your camera, binoculars and some lunch, spend a day -- great views and interesting migratory birds.

Thank aksballardista

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