Today we drove about 5 miles north to visit Harris Beach State Park. We passed it on the way to Brookings while driving the motorhome and planned to go back to visit later in our car. I am glad we did, it was fabulous!
Harris Beach features a rocky coastal area and has both day use and overnight sections. Towering above the day use area is a large campground with tent sites, campsites, RV sites hiker/biker sites and yurts. The campground site is forested and has large private sites, a few with great views of the Pacific. The day use segment centers around access to the beach and features a scenic view of Bird Island, the largest island off the whole Oregon coast.
Bird Island is a national wildlife sanctuary and breeding site for such rare birds as the tufted puffin. It and other splendid off shore rocks and sea stacks visible to its left and right are home to seals and sea lions. Jerry climbed to the top of one of the huge rocks and got some great pictures. I enjoyed looking for puffins with my binoculars and just taking in the view. This is another awesome place to visit on the Oregon Coast. Don't miss this one if you are in the area. More later from Brookings.