The Oregon Dunes are located between the Coos River in North Bend and the Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon.
Glass Beach is named for the abundance of sea glass created from years of dumping garbage on the coastline, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) southwest of Pudding Creek and 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Fort Bragg, California.
The Siuslaw River enters the Pacific Ocean about 53 miles (85 km) west of Eugene and 43 miles (69 km) south of Newport, Oregon.
The Siltcoos River is a stream only 3 miles (4.8 km) long that begins at Siltcoos Lake and meanders generally west to the Pacific Ocean, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Florence and 13 miles (21 km) north of Reedsport, Oregon.
Cardiff, or Cardiff-by-the-Sea, is a beach community 89 miles (144 km) southeast of Los Angeles and 21 miles (34 km) north of San Diego, located within the city of Encinitas, California.
Roller Bay is about 2.5 miles (4 km) wide and located on the west coast of Noyes Island, 80 miles (129 km) west-northwest of Ketchikan and 23 miles (37 km) west-northwest of Craig, Alaska.
The Eel River is a federally designated Wild and Scenic River that flows generally north and west through the California Coast Range and enters the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles (16 km) south of Humboldt Bay, 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Eureka and 8 miles (13 km) west of Fortuna, California.
Black’s Beach is a secluded section of Torrey Pines State Beach, about 10 miles (16 km) south-southeast of Encinitas and 4 mile (6.5 km) north-northeast of La Jolla, and beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines, California.
Esquimalt Lagoon is formed by a sand spit 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long that almost fully encloses the estuary of Colwood Creek that flows by Hatley Castle on the grounds of Royal Roads University, 4.4 miles (7.3 km) west of Victoria and within the city of Colwood, British...
Martins Beach is a public beach and a private gated community, about 6 miles (10 km) south of the community of Half Moon Bay and 0.7 miles (1.1 km) southwest of Lobitos, California.
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