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Strawberry Hill Wayside is a secluded part of Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint stretching for 0.6 miles from one seawall to another. A bluff-top wayside offers parking spaces, picnic tables, and a stunning panoramic view of the endless ocean with powerful waves crashing on the rocky shore.


A walkway down from the parking area with some stairs leads to a rock terrace jutting into the ocean. From this point, you can go for beachcombing on the left to the northern cove-shaped small beach or on the right to a longer but narrower shoreline. This rugged beach features volcanic ledges, caves, cobbles, and sand.


Strawberry Hill is one of the best Oregon spots to explore the coastal landscape with basalt ledges and caves. Here you can catch a whale spouting off in a distance and observe harbor seals on rocks. Also, this site is known for its gorgeous tide pools full of anemones, sea stars, and other sea creatures. Make sure to explore this beach at low tides, do not get caught down by the incoming tides.




Thomas Thompson

We Live in the Pacific Northwest in Oregon. Its just me and my Dog Jovi, We Love to Travel and Explore, A lot of my Photos are the Adventures me and my Dog Jovi go out on or they are Simple Walks in Nature, I enjoy History and Family when I can see them, they live elsewhere. I started to blog on site called Photoblog (Last Year it Poofed was sad lots of Memories) I really Enjoy this New Site (ShotsBlog) I Enjoy Photography, Very Relaxing, and Fun. The photos are mine, so please don't reuse without permission. I hope you enjoy!


  • Oh my, I would love to capture waves crashing against the rocks, too ! “Whale spouting off in a distance and observe harbor seals on rocks” – Wow! That would really be an adventure!! I have never done that and it must be an exhilarating experience!! Great photos, Thomas.

    • Thanks for Visiting Nancy and leaving that great comment. I love watching the waves crash, have not seen any harbor seals in a few years but they are very interesting critters to photograph Its always so peaceful watching the waves crash like this. This was a new adventure area for me because during the on season its packed with cars and there is no place to park. I have never been to this one It was high tide so I did not get to go much past the rocks 🙂

  • Well Tom you got me. I could just sit there and drift away on the ocean, riding the waves and feel completly relaxed. Wish we had a coast like this, well done.

    • Thanks for visiting Peter and thanks for the wonderful comment, Happy you enjoyed 🙂 This one area was a new adventure for me on season is too crowded to be there But ya know Peter everyone has places in their area that are cool and others wish they had some like you 🙂

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