The North Spit

Bureau of Land Management, Oregon.


Made up of open sand dunes, forested islands, and wetlands, the North Spit of Coos Bay is at the southern-most end of a series of sand dunes extending along the Oregon coastline from Florence to Coos Bay. There are 10 miles of hiking/horse trails, sand driving roads, an undeveloped staging area and miles of beach waiting for you to explore. The North Spit boat launch also offers a full-size boat ramp, ample trailer parking, restrooms, and running water.

Know Before You Go:

Point of Interest:

The North Spit of Coos Bay is home to the threatened western snowy plover. From March 15 to September 15 each year, access restrictions are in place on the dry sand along the ocean shore to protect the nesting birds. Beware of sneaker waves and never turn your back to the ocean!

Nearby Activities


From U.S. Highway 101 just north of North Bend, Oregon, turn west on to Transpacific Parkway. Stay to the left and travel six miles to the North Spit Boat Ramp. Travelling another 0.25 miles will bring you to the undeveloped North Spit staging area.

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