South Jetty Beach Day Use

Area Status: Open

This popular day use area offers lots to do. These twelve parking areas start out with two sand access lots for off highway vehicles; South Jetty Staging and Goose Pasture Staging.

There are also six lots providing excellent access to the beach. Two other parking areas are open viewpoints of wetlands for great wildlife observation.

Visitors will also find the crab dock parking area that provides opportunities to enjoy a day of crabbing or fishing.

Near the jetty our final two lots mark the location of the 1979 beaching of 41 sperm whales. Adventure, education, solitude or relaxation, all this and more can be found at the South Jetty.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Due to increased vandalism and theft, day use fees can no longer be paid in cash/check at this location. Visitors can purchase a digital day pass online. If purchasing a pass in advance, a printed copy of the pass is recommended for your vehicle dashboard. If purchasing your digital pass on-site and a printed copy is not available, your license plate number will be used to confirm compliance (note: cell reception is not guaranteed at this location). We are working on a solution to securely accept payments on site again in the future.
Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Information Center: Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center

General Information


From Florence, OR travel south on Highway 101 for one mile turning west onto South Jetty road. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Estuary Fishing

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Viewing Wildlife

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