McVay Beach Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brookings, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

Sun Feb 17 2019

Loved this beachy spot. There was a solid stream keeping me from doing the whole trail, but gorgeous sunset!

Fri Feb 08 2019

Great trail along the sand, views of the coast and homes of the lucky few who get to live there. At the start of the trail there is a fenced off dog park with waste bags for your pooch. Also if frisbee golf is your thing, there is a 9 hole court with views. Saw an otter scooting into the sea.

Mon Sep 10 2018

Short, easy trail. Saw harbor seals and a sea otter. Great view of the coastline. The trail down to the beach is pretty easy. Would definitely recommend good shoes for this beach though.

Wed Jun 21 2017

Hiked 6/20/2017. Nice beach trail. Don't wear sandals, it's very rocky and soft. Dog had a great time!

Sun Nov 13 2016

Great views of the rugged coast line. I usually take the dogs and go south on a low tide like today for about a mile before I turn around. If you go north on the point there's actually a hole through the rocks you can walk through. A good photo op. A mixture of rock and sand and can be pretty good perch fishing. #270

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