In order to take advantage of everything Siletz Bay has to offer you need to know how to best access the shore, sand and the water.
SW 51st Street
SW 51st Street provides the best access to the bay for most everyone. With ample public parking and flat beach access it’s easy to get onto the sand. There is also a public restroom and covered picnic area. The access here provides a great place to crab right from the shore and you’ll find the dock here too.
Plus, if you get hungry there are restaurants in the area within an easy walk, including Mo’s with their world famous chowder.
If your travel party has mobility challenges, there a beach wheelchair design for use in sand that can be rented free of charge at Eleanor’s Undertow. Reservations are recommended, call 541-996-3800.
Siletz Bay Park
A small park with parking, gazebo and picnic area also provides access to Siletz Bay. Where Schooner Creek and Silez Bay come together, this makes a great place to begin your beach combing adventure or excursion to dig the mudflats for clams.
Siletz Bay Wayside
This graveled parking area is located just south of Schooner Creek Bridge along the west side of Hwy 101. The trail access here provides instant access to the mudflats at low tide making it a popular spot for clammers. Keep in mind access to the bay here is inaccessible when the tide comes back in.
Josephine Young Memorial Park
Turn west from Hwy 101 onto SW 65th Street and you’ll find the park at the end of the road. This park has flat access to the bay shore and waters, as well as picnic areas. While still public, this area of beach is less crowded than others. Parking is very limited.
From the Beach
Siletz Bay can also be accessed from the beach itself. Walk south on the beach in Lincoln City and you’ll reach Siletz Bay. Round the corner to the east and you’ll arrive at the SW 51st access.