What’s more romantic than a hidden beach with its very own secret waterfall? Located just south of Cannon Beach, Hug Point is a stunning sandy cove where you’ll find incredible sandstones cliffs, colorful tide pools, numerous caves, and a spectacular waterfall right on the beach.
This beautiful cove is located 5 miles south of the famous Cannon Beach at Hug Point State Park.
A leisurely half-mile walk from the parking lot will lead you to the enchanting Hug Point Waterfall.
Fed by the lovely Fah Creek, The waterfall varies in magnitude depending on the season, ranging from an ethereal trickle to a full-on cascade.
Take some time to explore the incredible caves along the beach.
Over the years, the tide has carved unique caves into the cliffs, some of which are large enough to explore!
There are many beautiful tide pools as well.
Tide pools speckle the coastline here, full of glowing marine life.
Get a glimpse of Oregon history.
At low tide, you'll be able to see the treacherous road that was carved into the cliff long ago for stage coaches. This bumpy rock ledge is now often covered in muscles and tide pools. In some places, you can still see the tracks of the wagon wheels!
The cliff-lined beach is surrounded by beautiful, misty forests on one side, and wide open sea on the other.
Safety first! Make sure to do your research and come only when the tide is low.
Tides can change quickly, so make sure not to turn your back the ocean, especially when you're exploring tide pools or caves. You should only visit the beach at low tide, so be sure to check the tide charts before showing up.
You won't soon forget a trip to this amazing hidden gem on the Oregon Coast.