Peter Iredale, Warrenton
Categories: Tourist Spots, Ships
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We visited the shipwreck during low tide and had a very pleasant experience. It was fun for us to be able to walk right up to the shipwreck and take pictures. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful beach that... read more »
See an actual shipwreck from 1906. The skeleton of this once beautiful 4 masted sailing barque is completely visible. At low tide, the shipwreck is accessible and one of the most photographed shipwrec... read more »
Love going to Fort Stevens and seeing the iconic Peter Iredale. Great photo op at sunset. Nice beach to hang out and enjoy family time too. At Fort Stevens there is wonderful bike trails and picnic si... read more »
Gorgeous, even on a blustery and overcast summer morning! The shipwreck is crusted with barnacles on what's left of the bottom 1/3 of the ship, and in one shady spot on an inside ledge I watched the live creatures undulate in the tiny pool of water left from high tide. Stretching parallel to the waterline along the shore are frigid little tide pools, about 2 feet deep in the middle I'd guess. They may look ordinary and inconvenient at first, but look closer and you'll see vibrant purple snails tunneling along the sandy surface below and along the edges, trying to avoid becoming a seagull's breakfast. Fragments of sand dollars and poor, unfortunate, tide-stranded dried-up jellies litter the shores; but look closer and you'll find sand-polished tokens of steel, ripped from the once-mighty ship by the ocean's violent tide, just to tumble gently back in on the waves as smooth souvenirs for the observant shell-searcher. Still smoldering from what appears to have been a decent-sized bonfire the night before, you may see the piles of burned trash and fire remnants. But just a few feet away, where the sea grasses begin to grow on the dunes, you will find smooth, artfully-sanded and sea grass-scrubbed particles of driftwood in varying shapes, shades, and degrees of burnt... Look, and you will find beauty and life in this literal shipwreck... Oh, and the bathrooms were clean, stocked with papers (toilet AND towels!), and had handsoap in the dispenser. Only lacking a shower to rinse off the silty sand, but otherwise a very nice beach! Probably even more amazing when it's sunny and warm out!
Lots of people. Hard to get a good shot of your friends/family without someone trying to get in to the shot as well. Neat structure though. Very cool to see on the Oregon coast.
We really enjoyed this piece of history, the beach was clean ,. The ship is both beautiful when tide is out and watching it come in and surround it. The sunset was beautiful.
I am in love with Oregon beaches but this one is missing a some of the spunk others have. If this ship wreck is your main reason to visit, you may find the idea to be far more interesting than the decaying vessel itself. Rusted far beyond its years and becoming seemingly insignificant daily. Take a right from the lot and you wont miss it.
Nice beach. Shipwreck is cool. Not much left of it
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