Oregon Beach Bill 50th Anniversary Celebration - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Oregon Beach Bill 50th Anniversary Celebration

This is the year to celebrate Oregon’s beautiful—and singularly protected—beaches. It’s the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s Beach Bill, signed into law on July 6, 1967 to safeguard beaches from development.

But it easily could have been a different story. When lawmakers first introduced it, the bill faced steep opposition from private developers. Luckily, a few individuals alerted Oregonians to what they stood to lose, which helped turn a trickle of public support into a tidal wave.  After months of  battle, the bill was signed into law.

And so it is that today, 50 years later, Oregonians and visitors from all over the world can continue to explore Oregon’s beloved beaches. Take a stroll, hunt for agates, dip your toes in the sand—and know this beach is  yours and mine and everyone’s to treasure and protect, forever. Now that’s something to celebrate.

Winter Beach Clean-Up & After Party

Sat, January 13, 2018
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

Come join Redfish Rocks Community Team to kick off 2018 with a celebratory beach clean up in Port Orford in honor of our landmark 1967 Oregon Beach Bill, sponsored by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department! One of a kind glass floats crafted in dedication of the 50th Anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill will be hidden around the cleanup area, offering one last chance to find and keep these unique commemorative treasures. Sign up here!

Check out these events to explore ways to celebrate the beach!