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Short Beach

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

From the south end of Short Beach, looking at the sea stack (bobcat)


Cobbled 1,000-yard Short Beach lies between Cape Meares and Oceanside below a rather steep vegetated slope. Many come here to search below the high tide mark for the agates, jasper and zeolites for which the beach is quite well-known. The mussel beds are prime harvesting grounds at low tide. The stack on the beach, part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, becomes an island at high tide. On the seaward side of the stack are a cluster of intriguing rocks and pinnacles. The beach is rather narrow and slopes steeply to the surf. There are two waterfalls, one really the spillway from the Short Creek Dam and, farther up the beach, Larsen Creek Falls.

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