Shore Acres State Park
Shore Acres was once the estate grounds of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson. The formal garden, Asian-style pond and two rose gardens bloom year-round with plants and flowers from all over the world. A variety of horticultural and cultural events are hosted at the gardens throughout the year. Short hikes provide access to a secluded ocean cove at Simpson Beach or to the cliff's edge with spectacular ocean vistas and whale watching (seasonal). Built on the site of Simpson's mansion, a fully enclosed observation building allows you to view the ocean in protected comfort. Continue a short drive south to Simpson Reef Overlook to view the largest gathering of marine mammals in Oregon with Steller Sea Lion, California Sea Lion, Harbor Seal and Northern Elephant Seal.