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Mid Coast Beaches

Recreation Status

Beaches are monitored from Memorial Day through Labor Day*
Mid Coast Beaches Map
  County Beach Status
OPRD Volunteer Coordinators Lincoln D River OPEN
OPRD Volunteer Coordinators Lincoln Otter Rock NO MONITORING
OPRD Volunteer Coordinators Lincoln Agate Beach OPEN
  Lincoln Nye Beach OPEN
  Lincoln Alsea River Bridge  NO MONITORING
OPRD Volunteer Coordinators
​Lincoln ​Seal Rock OPEN
  Lane Heceta Beach OPEN


About Beach Monitoring

The status of monitored beaches along the mid coast is based on beach water quality monitoring that occurs between Memorial Day in May and Labor Day in September. Although there may be similar issues occurring at other beaches, advisories are only issued for beaches that are actively being monitored within this sampling window. Limited resources make it difficult to get to all beach locations in any given year, or to monitor for an entire 12 months.

This monitoring data is used for recreational swimming and bathing purposes only. Read about shellfish harvesting below if you plan to harvest shellfish.

*Shellfish Harvesting

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) jointly issue shellfish safety closures to protect recreational shellfish harvesters from consuming clams or mussels contaminated with harmful biotoxins.


Beach Classification Description & Table Key

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: State Parks
Swimming and bathing permitted
Swimming and bathing not recommended at this time
Sewage spill or major pollution event occurred. No swimming or water contact activities.
Beach is not currently being monitored.
Beaches are monitored from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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