ExplOregon: Hobbit Beach
FLORENCE, Ore. - Have you ever stopped and gazed at the Heceta Head lighthouse from Highway 101?
If so: Have you ever wondered what is on the other side of Heceta Head?
There's a beach.
The Hobbit Beach.
The trailhead is pretty hard to find along Hwy 101 at roughly milepost 177. You'll see a pull-off parking area. Then you cross the highway to where signs direct you to the Hobbit Trail.
You walk through tall dense trees and rhododendrons with a couple roots coming up in the path (just be cautious when hiking).
It's incredibly beautiful and about a 1/2 mile hike to the beach.