Oregon August 14, 2017
There’s Nothing Like A Trip To These Secret Sand Dunes Hiding On The Oregon Coast
The Oregon Coast is dotted with all kinds of amazing natural wonders, from iconic sea stacks to hidden caves and coastal waterfalls. One of the most unique of them all is Indian Sands, located north of Brookings in the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor. A short hike leads to these amazing clifftop sand dunes; the sight of them will blow you away. Check it out:
Located at the stunning Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Indian Sands is a uniquely breathtaking hidden gem.
Right where you'd least expect it, you'll find gorgeous, rolling sand dunes atop amazing sandstone cliffs overlooking the wide open sea.
Peering down from the dunes, you'll see massive waves swirling into rugged coves and splashing against the rocks below.
A short, scenic trail leads through the forest before emerging onto the dunes.
The trail is roughly a mile long (and steep at times), splintering off from the south end of the Indian Sands parking lot. The trail descends and then forks -- turn right to go westward. The trails here are a bit confusing, but if you go into it with an adventurous spirit you'll find your way there in no time.
These rugged cliffs are an amazing place to explore, relax, and play. You'll stumble across cool sandstone features, stunning viewpoints, bunches of wildflowers in the springtime, and long, silky stretches of sand that beckon you to plop down and take off your shoes.
While sand dunes are almost always found right along the shoreline, these unusual dunes were actually formed high above the water where the years have worn away at the sandstone cliffs, leaving behind large piles of sand.
The entire Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is full of amazing scenery to explore. While you're here, consider checking out the nearby viewpoints, beaches, hiking trails, and more.
Check out this aerial video of Indian Sands, made by
Sky Lakes Media:
While you’re here, you’ll want to check out the nearby Secret Beach as well.
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Have you ever been to Indian Sands? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.