Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint, Florence

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Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The land was donated by J. C. Ponsler in memory of his wife Muriel. She was born as Muriel Olevia Grant on September 21, 1897 in Dallas, Oregon. She married J. C., a Florence, Oregon auto dealer in July 1920. She died March 29, 1939 in Florence.
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  • Signage is good on Hwy 101. Parking is also pretty good. It was a foggy day, so we just drove by.... 
    Signage is good on Hwy 101. Parking is also pretty good. It was a foggy day, so we just drove by....  more »
  • To drive by you wouldn’t notice anything special but around the corner you come upon a small parking lot with a picnic bench on grass and a short path but a bit steep. Watch that first step. Can be.....  more
    To drive by you wouldn’t notice anything special but around the corner you come upon a small parking lot with a picnic bench on grass and a short path but a bit steep. Watch that first step. Can be.....  more »
  • I love this beach, it is easy to get to and it goes for miles in both directions. I also love that this beach does not get as crowded as some of the others we have been to in Florence. 
    I love this beach, it is easy to get to and it goes for miles in both directions. I also love that this beach does not get as crowded as some of the others we have been to in Florence.  more »
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  • Clamming is popular during low tide at this beach, where you can see shooting water from the clams underneath the sand near the water's edge. Also a great viewpoint for whale watching in season. A short hike or ride up the hill takes you to the Bodega Head Trailhead which offers an amazing view and brisk walk. Great photo opportunities -- and restrooms.
  • prettiest beach i’ve ever seen. picnic tables and restrooms were available, the beach itself was easily accessible with a path and a small set of stairs. it was clean and had plenty of little caves and nooks to explore.
  • Great place to stop and walk along the beach! Stunning views and treasure hunting are great here.
  • A nice pull out with easy ocean access. The kids and adults enjoyed a nice hike around the the area.
  • Great beach for flying kites, agate hunting, strolling.

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