50th anniversary of Oregon Beach Bill

Oregon beachgoers have unfettered access to the state’s 362 miles of coastline thanks to a landmark piece of legislation signed in 1967.

Fifty years ago today, Gov. Tom McCall signed the Oregon Beach Bill.

The bill established public ownership along Oregon’s coastline, from the water up to 16 feet above the low tide mark.

The anniversary of the legislation has caused some to reflect on the importance of the area’s beaches.

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