South Jetty Beach 3 Day Use
This popular day use area provides opportunities for most visitors. These twelve parking areas start out with two sand access lots for off highway vehicles; South Jetty OHV Staging and Goose Pasture OHV 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 marks 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:||Expect limited or no services. Be prepared to pack out all waste.|
|Restrictions:||Metal detection policy|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Passes:||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.|
|Operated By:||Siuslaw National Forest|
|Information Center:||Oregon Dunes NRA Visitor Center|
From Florence, OR, travel south on Highway 101 for 1 mile turning west onto the South Jetty Road. Travel west to access the recreational areas.
Flush restrooms are available at South Jetty OHV Staging and Goose Pasture OHV Staging. Vault toilets are available at several of the beach parking lots.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
BeachcombingHike over foredune through soft sand to the beach
Sand PlayTrail access to beach
Alerts & Warnings
- Beach restrictions in effect March 15 - Sept. 15 to protect nesting birds
- Cascade Head Research Area inaccessible on FSR 1861 due to landslide
- Varying Hours at Supervisor's Office June 23-July 8
- Downed Trees Blocking Forest Road 2005 on Marys Peak
- Forest Service Road 24 Closure