NEPTUNE STATE SCENIC VIEWPOINT
Benches set on a cliff above the beach give you an excellent view of Cumming Creek, wildlife and the rock-pounding waves. From this location, you can watch for whales, see a variety of birds, sea lions and the occasional deer in the creek. The creek is also a great place to look for agates. At low tide you can walk to the south to see a natural cave and tidepools.
Located in the U.S. state of Oregon, this picturesque site is a part of the larger system managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). The area was initially inhabited by Native American tribes such as Alsea, Siuslaw, Coos and Lower Umpqua before European settlers arrived.
The land that now constitutes this scenic viewpoint became public property through two separate transactions. In 1938, Lincoln County transferred ownership to OPRD for recreational purposes while an additional parcel was acquired from private owners in 1960s which expanded its boundaries significantly.
This coastal park offers visitors stunning views over Pacific Ocean with opportunities for picnicking or beachcombing along sandy beaches strewn with driftwood logs. It also features tide pools teeming with marine life including starfishes and sea anemones visible during low tides making it popular among nature enthusiasts.
Over time improvements have been made to enhance visitor experience like installation of picnic tables & restrooms facilities besides maintaining trails leading down towards oceanfront areas ensuring accessibility even during high-tide periods.