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The Public Oregon Coast Celebrates 100 Years

By February 15, 2013

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Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on the Oregon CoastOne of the fantastic things about the Oregon Coast is that all almost all of it is preserved as a park or recreation area and is open to the public. It was 100 years ago, on February 13, 1913, that the proposed "Open Beaches Act" by the Oregon governor Oswald West was adopted as state law. While a few miles of shoreline were in private hands at that time, the remaining 360 miles remains public to this day. Up and down the Oregon coast line you'll find over 75 official state parks as well as city parks and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

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