The Best Surfing in Oregon

Looking for the best surfing in Oregon? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oregon. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top surfing spots in and near Oregon

  • Cloverdale, Oregon

    Explore Cape Kiwanda

    4.9
    Cape Kiwanda is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route. It offers sea stack rock formations, beautiful beaches, sand stone cliffs, and if you are lucky enough, amazing wildlife. It is the home of the Pacific Dory Fleet.If you are early enough, you can catch the fisherman coming and going in the mys...
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  • Cloverdale, Oregon

    Exploring Oregon's Cape Lookout

    4.5
    Cape Lookout is a two-mile long peninsula that juts into the Pacific Ocean from Oregon's rugged coastline.The park features more than 170 campsites, yurts, rustic cabins, and a day-use area, all located a short walk from the beach.There are roughly 10 miles of trails ranging from easy to moderate...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Hike to Short Sands Beach

    5.0
    It is located just off the side of highway 101 north of Manzanita and south of Cannon Beach. To get here, you need to just pull off into the Oswald West parking lot on the ocean side of the freeway. From here, It is just a short walk through the old growth forrest covered in dense green moss wher...
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  • Seaside, Oregon

    Explore Indian Beach

    Just about an hour west from Portland in Ecola State Park you'll find Indian beach. It's a 5 dollar fee to get into the park, but that fee also keeps the crowds out. Once you get into the park just follow the signs to Indian beach just a little ways down the road.This beach is filled with surfers...
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Surf Smuggler Cove

    5.0
    The beach in Oswald West State Park is one of the more secluded beaches on the Oregon coast. Most tourists tend to stay by Canon Beach and Seaside, Oregon, so this little gem gets much less traffic.The parking lot is right on the highway with plenty of parking, a bathroom, and a drinking fountai...
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  • Seaside, Oregon

    Catch a Sunset at Del Rey Beach

    5.0
    Less than 2 hours from Portland, set the GPS to Gearhart, and drive out onto Del Ray Beach for the sunset with your significant other.This is the only beach in the state of Oregon that you are allowed to drive on. If you have four wheel drive, take a little drive through the incoming waves and sp...
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  • Cloverdale, Oregon

    Surf Pacific City

    4.5
    From Pacific City, drive into the Pelican Brew Pub parking lot and right out on the beach to park (4x4 recommended, but not required). Suit up, and head out into the water. Sandy, cold water will greet you with occasional perfect swells to catch back to shore! Perfect for surfing, boogie boarding...
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  • Otter Rock, Oregon

    Surf Otter Rock

    5.0
    Otter rock is the most popular surf spot for beginners in the state of Oregon. Located by Devils Punch Bowl, Otter rock offers playful waves that are great for beginners to learn how to surf. It's often called the Waikiki of Oregon. Even though it is a predominately beginner surf spot, the waves ...
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  • Newport, Oregon

    Surf Agate Beach

    4.0
    Agate beach is a beach break in Newport Oregon. Bring your booties and gloves because the water temperature up there is very cold. The wave is a fun rippable wave with both lefts and rights. There is a rip that you can use to get out into the lineup right next to the headland.  Note: During winte...
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  • Newport, Oregon

    Surf Moolack Beach

    5.0
    This beach break in Newport Oregon, is very fickle and doesn’t break cleanly very often. It's a wide open beach break, so it is usually exposed to too much swell. However, when the waves do line up, it's a fun beach break with several different peaks to choose from. It offers both lefts and right...
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  • Harbor, Oregon

    Brookings Harbor Walk

    3.33 mi / 49 ft gain
    Brookings Harbor Walk is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Brookings, Oregon.
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Chrissy Field Wetland Loop to Ocean Beach Trail

    0.98 mi / 26 ft gain
    Chrissy Field Wetland Loop to Ocean Beach Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Brookings, Oregon.
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  • Coos Bay, Oregon

    Southern Oregon Coast

    142.14 mi / 7500 ft gain
    Southern Oregon Coast is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Coos Bay, Oregon.
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  • Nehalem, Oregon

    Necarney Creek and Oregon Coast to South Beach Access

    0.79 mi / 125 ft gain
    Necarney Creek and Oregon Coast to South Beach Access Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Arch Cape, Oregon.
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  • Newport, Oregon

    South Jetty Trail

    1.88 mi / 39 ft gain
    South Jetty Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near South Beach, Oregon.
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Crissey Field State Park to Pelican State Beach Walk

    2.32 mi / 16 ft gain
    Crissey Field State Park to Pelican State Beach Walk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Brookings, Oregon.
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