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Oregon Celebrates 50 Years Of Beach Bill


FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo, Max Perritt, 3, from Worcester, Mass., gathers seawater in a bucket as Haystack Rock looms in the distance in Cannon Beach, Ore.
 

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo, Max Perritt, 3, from Worcester, Mass., gathers seawater in a bucket as Haystack Rock looms in the distance in Cannon Beach, Ore.  

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Imagine resorts carved into the coastline, fences blocking access to the beaches, and “no trespassing” signs posted on trails to the ocean.

We’ve never had to in Oregon because we have free unrestricted public access to all the state’s beaches.

Landmark legislation passed in 1967, known as the Beach Bill, guarantees us access that only Hawaii can match.

Our 362-mile coastline is a recreational playground, with hiking, camping, fishing and biking, surfing and beachcombing opportunities galore. It is one big viewing platform, with enchanting beaches, seductive headlands and glorious vistas at every single turn.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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