Gearhart to Warrenton

4.8/5 (13 reviews)
Gearhart, Oregon (Clatsop County)
Last Updated: 06/13/2019
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Trail Information

Highlights

This is the longest section of Oregon beach that is open to vehicles. This trail provides exceptional access to the beach and the ocean. This beach route will take you through Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site, Sunset Beach State Recreation Site and Fort Stevens State Park. You can spend the day beachcombing, hiking, fishing, surfing, horseback riding, watching wildlife, exploring a shipwreck and the adjacent historic military fort.

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (13 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/30/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We ran the beach, North to South, from Gearhart and back at a fairly low tide and it was open all the way to the jetty at the north. The sand from the end of the pavement to the wet sand was extremely soft and deep, we didn't air-down so some speed was needed to get through. were able to "drive through" the ship wreck which was cool and saw a few Bald Eagles. There were many varying rigs on the beach from monster 1-ton crew cab diesels to AWD mini-vans. If you are in the area and have a 4wd or even AWD vehicle, go experience beach driving.
Trail Review: Gearhart to Warrenton - Jon Houchin
Trail Review: Gearhart to Warrenton - Jon Houchin
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/19/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

What a great drive. Everyone had fun on the ride. The ocean looked incredible and every so often the waves come crashing in a little further and your driving in ocean water. The most fun was the flocks of birds that take off and fly around your vehicle is formation as they peel off and speed away. If you think Voodoo donuts are good you have to come out and make donuts on the Oregon Coast. Most of the time we were alone on the beach and lots of sand to play in.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/01/2021

The Oregon coast was an awesome drive! Very windy though! The ship wreck was cool to check out
Trail Review: Gearhart to Warrenton - Paul Kaufmann
Trail Review: Gearhart to Warrenton - Paul Kaufmann
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/01/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Drove from Wreck of the Peter Iredale to Gearhart. Lovely way to get to Seaside from Astoria.
Trail Review: Gearhart to Warrenton -  Norton
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/28/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Always a great stretch of beach to drive on. Some spots can get soft so always good to travel with recovery boards or a buddy!

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