On the Oregon Coast about 30 miles from Astoria, the Hug Point State Recreation Site is an Oregon State Park with plenty of beautiful beach area to enjoy with your family and furry companions. The park is named for Hug Cape, which lies inside the park. It stems from the late 19th century, when stagecoaches using the beach would have to “hug” this particular point to get around it, even at low tide.
With 43 acres of room to explore and enjoy, the Hug Point State Recreation Site has something for your entire family, including your four-footed family members. At the Hug Point State Recreation Site, visitors can enjoy the trails and a variety of scenic views of the ocean and the wildlife. There is a small waterfall on the trail to the north, which flows seasonally.
There is plenty of beach access, so enjoy a walk on the sand with your family, build sandcastles, or see the limestone caves or tide pools at low tide. The tides can be dangerous at the Hug Point State Recreation Site. Tides can change quickly, and if you go exploring the beach and headlands, you may become stranded. Exercise caution and check tide conditions before you venture out.
There are picnic tables to enjoy a meal at the beach. Bonfires and open fires are currently prohibited. Grills and barbecues that can be shut off with a valve are allowed, but never leave them unattended. Hug Point State Recreation Site is open daily but is day-use only. There is no camping allowed. There are also no fees required for admission.
Dogs are permitted on the trails and the beach, as long as they are leashed. Bring waste bags and pick up pet waste. Be respectful of park rules and other guests. Leave the park just as clean as you found it. Bring your family to the Hug Point State Recreation Site, and see the old stagecoach tracks, the tide pools, or just enjoy playing in the sand.