Positioned roughly halfway between Gold Beach and Brookings, Arch Rock is the most well-known and easily viewed of the wave-cut natural arches and “bridges” in the Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor. The squat, flat-topped formation is about 500 feet offshore and lies next to another small island. Extending to the north are a series of sea stacks that make up Mack’s Reef, a part of the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Preserve. Arch Rock is best viewed from the end of a short trail from the parking lot at the milepost 344.6 turnoff. The walk takes you through a meadow brightened by dazzling wildflowers in the spring. The trail also connects with the Oregon Coast Trail, a favorite with day hikers. The Arch Rock Picnic Area is wheelchair accessible, and has a public toilet. There is no day use fee.