My favorite beach in all of Oregon is a little out of the way and not easily discovered.  It's Short Beach, just 1.3 miles north of Oceanside, Oregon. There is a sign posted for it and if you see the Radar Road sign, you have just passed it. The staircase type trail is located at the top of the trailhead and consists of about 190 steps before you get to the beach.

It is not named after the length of the beach, some believe it's named after the person that discovered it.  To enjoy it to the fullest, I would suggest going during a very low tide to see the tide pools, caves, hunt for agates, surf fish and harvest mussels. You might find other special rocks like petrified wood, jasper, calcite, quartz and zeolite.  There is a large waterfall that would make a wonderful backdrop to your pics.

If you are lucky enough to time your visit during a minus tide of about 2 feet, you can see Lost Boy Cave on the south side just past the tide pools but you will have to walk around the large rock-outcropping or climb over the tide pool area . At the other end of the beach (Northern most point) is another cave and waterfall.

You will need 2 to 3 hours to fully enjoy this amazing beach that won't disappoint.

Blog contributed by Debbie Carr, Rob Trost Real Estate, Netarts, OR

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