Moolack Beach

Moolack Beach is a stretch of sandy beach north of Newport in Lincoln County, Oregon.  It stretches from Beverly Beach State Park at the foot of Cape Foulweather southward toward Yaquina Head and Newport.

US 101 is built along an unstable old dune terrace here, and there are turn-outs with parking along most of a two-mile stretch of highway from milepost 134 to milepost 136.  It's often worth pulling over, even just to enjoy the ocean view for a moment.  Manageable scrambles lead down to the beach, which is mostly flat but marked by some interesting clay and rock terraces.

The view northward includes Cape Foulweather, the town of Otter Rock with Devil's Punchbowl, and the sea stacks marking the Otter Rock Marine Reserve.  To the west is the vast restless Pacific Ocean.  To the south, the beach stretches toward Yaquina Head, with its lighthouse.

Along the highway there is a beach access numbered  55  in Oregon's system of numbered beach access points.

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