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Little River State Beach fishing and boating from a small launch ramp at the beach.

Trinidad State Beach Hike trails to beach, surf fishing, panorama view of the Pacific Ocean, surfing access.

San Simeon Beach is located near the historic town of San Simeon along Highway One and gives visitors the opportunity to hike, swim, fish and beachcomb.  Camping available.

parks.Santa Barbara County maintains 25 parks with a host of activities available.  Horesback riding, surfing, swimming, or just walking on beautifully maintained beaches are all available at Santa Barbara

Ocean Beach, west of Lompoc, offers beach access, BBQ grills, picnic tables, playground, restrooms.

Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping.

Great Oregon coast fishing will be found in Pacific City where the Nestucca River meets the Pacific Ocean.  Ocean fishing for bass, cod, halibut and salmon on Dory boats, surf fishing for perch, enjoy the Oregon Fall Chinook run on the Nestucca, or try for Steelhead and Spring Chinook in both the Big and Little Nestucca rivers.

North jetty at Tillamook and the beaches at Fort Stevens are great places for surf fishing.  Sand shrimp is a favorite bait, but grubs, worms and clam necks also work well.  Perch are a fun little fish to catch.  They can be found in as little as 6" of water and quite close to the shore.

In the spring and early summer, Coos County Beaches offer redtail and silver surfperch, sand sole, and starry flounder. Striped bass are occasionally caught off Coos beaches.  Also try the beaches around Port Orford, Gold Beach, and Brookings. The best conditions for catching perch are an incoming tide and low surf.

McVay Wayside is a favorite for surf fishing and clamming, the picnic area sits above the ocean.  Nice place for the whole family. Just south of Brookings.

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Winchuck Wayside, along the Winchuck River, is another great fishing and clamming spot, and a good place to observe marine life.  5 miles south of Brookings.  

Ocean City State Park is a favorite during razor clam season, a license is required.

The rock jetty near Westhaven State Park at Westport is a good spot for catching salmon, rockfish, ling cod, and perch. 

Pacific Pines State Park - Great clamming and surf fishing at this day use park a mile north of Ocean Park on the Long Beach Peninsula.

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