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section for when you feel comfortable doing so again. You should
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" We have fallen in love
with the secluded beaches
and coastline of southern
Oregon along the Samuel H.
Boardman Scenic Corridor.
Almost all the beaches are
accessible by a short hike and
are usually free of crowds. "
- LO R I SW E E N E Y

MEMBERS' FAVORITES

Blissful beaches
↘ Find an ideal escape along the coast,
from tropical oases to inviting shorelines.
" In 1969, my second year of college at the
University of Portland, several of my
friends and I headed to Oswald West
State Park, south of Cannon Beach.
We had an incredible time exploring
Cape Falcon, hiking out on the trail
leading to the end of the cape. Over
50 years later, now with my family including our granddaughter, we continue to
visit this incredible beach! I feel blessed
to have found this place, and I never tire
of the wonder of the area. " - D I C K D U D L E Y

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" Our favorite beach in the West is
Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, Calif.
With the SS Palo Alto-a WWI-era
decomposing cement oil tanker grounded
here-and a 1.5-mile walk from the
campground at New Brighton State
Beach, the area offers something for
everyone. Plus nearby Capitola has
shops, fine dining, and more. Close
parking, wheelchair access, and showers at
the beach are an added plus. " - M I K E R I TC H I E
" My favorite beach in the West is
Searose Beach near Yachats, Ore.
A stroll on the large, sandy beach will
clear your mind of any troubles, and
you'll sleep like a baby at night as the
waves in the distance serenade you into
slumber. The warm sun tickles your skin,
and the fresh air is like rehab for the
lungs. The rolling waves at sunset are
like giant colorful postcards being
flashed in front of your eyes, and the
marine mist in the morning lifts by the
time breakfast is over. " - K A R E N H A RT M A N

" The black sand beach at Waianapanapa
State Park on Maui is my favorite in the
West. The park is a short drive off the
Hana Highway (make sure you make a
reservation), just before you reach Hana.
The white waves crashing against coal
black cliffs with verdant green vegetation,
under a cloudless blue sky, are a photographer's delight. The beach consists of small
black pebbles, and the receding waves
create a soothing sound as the pebbles
tumble toward the ocean. " - D AV E TAU B E
" The best beach in the West by far is
Neskowin, Ore., north of Lincoln City.
The beach is long and walkable, the rock
formations are beautiful, and the local
café is fantastic! " - J O E C O N R A D
" The beach at Penrose Point State Park
in Washington constantly amazes me.
Walking the spit at low tide reveals
saltwater creatures such as crabs, sand
dollars, and even fish. High tide provides
a semiprotected bay that's perfect for
SUP, kayaking, or swimming. If you're on
the water, paddle just beyond Penrose
Point for an ideal view of Mount Rainier. "
-MIEKA

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NE X T QUESTION
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picking, and why?
Email us at otr@viamagazine.com. You
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