Whales Head

Oregon, USA West
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Whales Head

Whales Head is a very nice destination for a day's diving. Kelp beds on the North side of bay provide the most interesting sights. Start at low tide and kick out about 100 yards. Located about 7 miles North of Brookings, look for the small sign at the entrance on the ocean-side of the road.
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:07 AM
scuba
The entrance directly off 101 is easy to miss if you don't know what to look for. Now you have no excuse! Lots of parking, with picnic tables nearby. You can tell that you'll have somewhat of a hike to get to the water's edge. Pick your entry. If the surf is amenable, kick out between the cliff and the rock. Otherwise, move further down the beach. It's an easy, yet long walk from the parking lot. You might have to get your feet wet crossing a small creek that runs through the beach. A few words of warning valid for any Pacific Coast diving.
Steve Denney
Steve Denney
Feb 28, 2006, 12:00 AM
scuba
A couple hundred yard trek to the water brings you to a sandy, easy slope west. First rock has interesting bottom life but the action is beyond the channel between the two large islands. Ling Cod and Octopus live along the south side of the outside island. Pick a calm day.
Originally posted on shorediving.com