June 1, 2021 Note: the parking lot is closed for 8-12 months during a wave energy research project led by Oregon State University. More information is available at Pacwaveenergy.org. The beach remains open, as will a nearby portable toilet outside the construction area. Please follow signage and avoid the construction site and other fenced areas. Check out nearby parks like Governor Patterson and Seal Rock for options.
Driftwood Beach State Wayside provides access to the ocean and picnic facilities scattered among the shore pine. The area offers a wide, flat, sandy beach. A great place for beachcombing and enjoying beautiful sunsets.
The land was acquired first by purchase of 7.70 acres in 1968 and then in 1986, by a gift of 29 acres from L. Presley Gill.