Hubbards Beach, Paradise Point, Agate Beach, Battle Rock Park
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I know that I promised we'd have pictures and stories from yesterday's trip to Brookings, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Today you'll visit Hubbards Creek Beach with me and Jerry Lee!
We arrived at the beach at 12:00 noon. The parking area for accessing Hubbards Creek Beach is just south of our new Welcome to Port Orford sign (pictured above). Hubbards Creek is a popular surfing spot, so this turnout is often crowded at high tide with their vehicles. No surfers today so Jerry and I had the area for ourselves until some visitors from Nevada showed up to soak in some sun.
The views at Hubbards Creek Beach are quite spectacular. The Port of Port Orford and Headland is right across the cove. The photo on the left is a zoomed image of the Port with Coast Guard Hill in the background.
Battle Rock Beach and her seastacks is it's neighbor to the north and to the south sits the towering Humbug Mountain. Redfish Rocks and Mill Rock sit offshore to the west and the magnificent Siskiyou Coast Range is her neighbor to the east.
The photo above shows Monkey Rock with Coast Guard Hill in the background and some Seagulls in the foreground.
The photo on the left shows the couple from Nevada enjoying Hubbards Creek Beach with Mill Rock in the background.
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Today's pics feature shots of Agate Beach and Paradise Point. These beaches face due west and run between the Heads to the south and Cape Blanco beach to the north. The photo above shows the view to Agate Beach from the Paradise Point parking area. The picture on the left is a complete view of Agate Beach with the North Heads in the background.
Agate Beach is adjacent to Lake Garrison and accessible by traveling west on 12th Street till you end up at the Agate Beach Trailer Park. Parking is provided and there is a 50 cents per person charge to use their beach access path. Agate hunting is excellent during the late fall and winter months. The photo on the right shows some seagulls congregating on the large rock that marks the south end of Agate Beach. The photo on the left is a zoomed image of the north Heads where some photos were shot during my Hike on the Heads story.
Paradise Point Road is located north of town just over the Highway 101/Lake Garrison bridge. Follow the road all the way to the end and you end up at Paradise Point State Park. The parking area at Paradise Point is an excellent place to park and watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. There is easy free beach access too. The photo on the right was shot at Paradise Point and shows the sun preparing to set over the Pacific Ocean with the Port Orford Reef in the foreground.
Tomorrow, pics from our trip to Brookings and the Chetco River!
Pic of the Day
Our first image shows Battle Rock Park with The next set of images show beach walkers enjoying a relaxed stroll along the surf line. It's fun to sit on a bench at the park and watch people enjoying a beach that we are fortunate enough to visit or see daily.
Our last photos illustrates how much different Battle Rock Beach will look from day to day or even hour to hour. The sunlight, clouds, and ocean tides create a constantly changing image. The photos above were shot in the late afternoon with a medium tide. The images adjacent to this paragraph were shot in the morning during a low tide. The ocean has a different coloring, the seastacks are in shadow, and the beach looks completely changed with the shoreline rocks now exposed by the receding tide. In the photo above a group of kids and adults are examining some remnants from a past shipwreck that is sometimes visible during low tides. The picture on the right shows Battle Rock Beach in a wide angle view for comparison with the photos above. If you look closely you'll see a kite flying with the Siskiyou Coast Range in background.
Tomorrow pics of Paradise Point and Agate Beach.