Located at the southern end of the spectacular 11-mile long Samuel Boardman Scenic Corridor, Lone Ranch Beach is comprised of sandy beach, rocks, and close-in offshore sea stacks. At low tide, easily accessible tide pools form amid the rocks, providing the perfect opportunity for children (and grown-ups!) to safely explore these fascinating, miniature marine habitats.
The area is also a prime location for whale-watching and bird-watching. A rich variety of raptors, water fowl and perching birds make their home there.
The beach is easily reached by a well-maintained trail from the Lone Ranch Beach Picnic Area parking lot, located at the end of the highway turnoff. The picnic area has picnic tables, fire rings and a public restroom, and is handicapped accessible. Immediately north of the parking area, a half-mile trail climbs up a grassy headland to a dramatic viewpoint on the 300-ft. summit of Cape Ferrelo. From the northern end of Lone Ranch Beach you can walk around the base of the Cape at low tide, but take care to return before the tide comes back in. There is no day use fee.
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