Best beaches in Portland

Check out the top beaches in Portland, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Sellwood Riverfront Park

1. Sellwood Riverfront Park

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14 local reviews
Southeast Oaks Park Way, Portland
Open now
+1 503-823-7529
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Peter
Beautiful park alongside the mighty Willamette River. Believe it or not, our river is all cleaned up now and i…
Jen
A great little park where many people launch kayaks and other non-motorized watercraft. Lots of folks walk th…
Josie
It is within walking distance of our house. Lounge on the beach, take a swim!
1. Sellwood Riverfront Park

1. Sellwood Riverfront Park

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14 local reviews
Southeast Oaks Park Way, Portland
Open now
+1 503-823-7529
Peter
Peter
Beautiful park alongside the mighty Willamette River. Believe it or not, our river is all cleaned up now and it's a great spot for swimming …
Jen
Jen
A great little park where many people launch kayaks and other non-motorized watercraft. Lots of folks walk their dogs along the beach. You …
Josie
Josie
It is within walking distance of our house. Lounge on the beach, take a swim!
2. Oaks Amusement Park

2. Oaks Amusement Park

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39 local reviews
7805 Southeast Oaks Park Way, Portland
+1 503-233-5777
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Melissa
Listen carefully: If you want to jump in the river, you go UP STREAM from the city. Oaks Park is a goofy amuse…
Audrey
Adorable boardwalk-style amusement park. Free to enter, pay only for what you want to ride or get a wristband …
Johnny & Alicia
There's a beach front in this area that is perfect for an afternoon soak in the river or sun. Dogs are welcom…
2. Oaks Amusement Park

2. Oaks Amusement Park

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39 local reviews
7805 Southeast Oaks Park Way, Portland
+1 503-233-5777
Melissa
Melissa
Listen carefully: If you want to jump in the river, you go UP STREAM from the city. Oaks Park is a goofy amusement park we all went to as ki…
Audrey
Audrey
Adorable boardwalk-style amusement park. Free to enter, pay only for what you want to ride or get a wristband and write unlimited rides. Par…
Johnny & Alicia
Johnny & Alicia
There's a beach front in this area that is perfect for an afternoon soak in the river or sun. Dogs are welcomed at this beach, so if you're…
3. Sauvie Island

3. Sauvie Island

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52 local reviews
Sauvie Island
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Amber
Sauvie Island is one of my favorite places in the Portland area. It is the most lovely escape from the city. O…
John
Natural playgrounds don’t come much bigger than Sauvie Island — at 24,000 acres, the Manhattan-size isle is o…
Greg and Jen
Sauvie Island is on the Columbia Slough, about thirty minute drive from Portland. Sandy beaches abut the slou…
3. Sauvie Island

3. Sauvie Island

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52 local reviews
Sauvie Island
Amber
Amber
Sauvie Island is one of my favorite places in the Portland area. It is the most lovely escape from the city. Only a 20 minute drive outside …
John
John
Natural playgrounds don’t come much bigger than Sauvie Island — at 24,000 acres, the Manhattan-size isle is one of the largest river island…
Greg and Jen
Greg and Jen
Sauvie Island is on the Columbia Slough, about thirty minute drive from Portland. Sandy beaches abut the slough- fun place to bring a picni…
4. George Rogers Park

4. George Rogers Park

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10 local reviews
George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
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Jan
Hang out on the beach next to the river on nice days. There is a great walking trail that starts in the upper …
John
At the base of the park (just follow Old River Road to the bottom) is a wide, spacious beach on the Willamette…
Theresa
This park has it all: ball fields, play structures, tennis courts, picnic areas with bbq's, and a lovely beach…
4. George Rogers Park

4. George Rogers Park

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10 local reviews
George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
Jan
Jan
Hang out on the beach next to the river on nice days. There is a great walking trail that starts in the upper park near the baseball diamond…
John
John
At the base of the park (just follow Old River Road to the bottom) is a wide, spacious beach on the Willamette River great for sun bathing a…
Theresa
Theresa
This park has it all: ball fields, play structures, tennis courts, picnic areas with bbq's, and a lovely beach. In the summer you can rent …
5. Kelley Point Park

5. Kelley Point Park

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13 local reviews
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Jacob
Right at the divergence if the Williamette and Columbia Rivers.Great beaches and nice wooded area. Beautiful v…
Shane
A Portland "beach" a great spot in the summer to be in the convergence of two giant rivers. Some small somewha…
Ryan & Lorelei
Get to this huge park by driving through Portland's industrial ports, and be rewarded with sandy swimming beac…
5. Kelley Point Park

5. Kelley Point Park

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13 local reviews
Jacob
Jacob
Right at the divergence if the Williamette and Columbia Rivers.Great beaches and nice wooded area. Beautiful views of the river and Mt Hood…
Shane
Shane
A Portland "beach" a great spot in the summer to be in the convergence of two giant rivers. Some small somewhat sandy beaches in the forest,…
Ryan & Lorelei
Ryan & Lorelei
Get to this huge park by driving through Portland's industrial ports, and be rewarded with sandy swimming beaches and expansive wooded areas…
6. Rooster Rock State Park

6. Rooster Rock State Park

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3 local reviews
Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett
Closed now
+1 800-551-6949
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Hollie
Scenic beach on the Columbia.
Adam and Arthur
Seriously, seriously gorgeous. Best July through September. Insane view of the Columbia Gorge and gorgeous bea…
Hollie
Scenic beach on the Columbia.
6. Rooster Rock State Park

6. Rooster Rock State Park

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3 local reviews
Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett
Closed now
+1 800-551-6949
Hollie
Hollie
Scenic beach on the Columbia.
Adam and Arthur
Adam and Arthur
Seriously, seriously gorgeous. Best July through September. Insane view of the Columbia Gorge and gorgeous beach with great swimming. Head t…
Hollie
Hollie
Scenic beach on the Columbia.
7. Collins Beach

7. Collins Beach

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2 local reviews
38149-38155 Northwest Reeder Road, Portland
+1 503-823-7529
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Jeannine
Great beach on the Columbia River with clothing and clothing optional beaches.
Vail
An island beach on the Columbia River. Sandy and pretty. The perfect spot to walk alone on the riverfront in …
Jeannine
Great beach on the Columbia River with clothing and clothing optional beaches.
7. Collins Beach

7. Collins Beach

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2 local reviews
38149-38155 Northwest Reeder Road, Portland
+1 503-823-7529
Jeannine
Jeannine
Great beach on the Columbia River with clothing and clothing optional beaches.
Vail
Vail
An island beach on the Columbia River. Sandy and pretty. The perfect spot to walk alone on the riverfront in Fall, Winter, and Spring and w…
Jeannine
Jeannine
Great beach on the Columbia River with clothing and clothing optional beaches.
8. Broughton Beach

8. Broughton Beach

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3 local reviews
Broughton Beach, Portland
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Leah
Across from Portland International Airport, Broughton Beach provides a clean, safe, sandy place to play along …
Valerie
Urban beach spot. Watch the sail boats cruise down the Columbia River...
Ayleen
Just one of the many spots to chill on the Columbia River.
8. Broughton Beach

8. Broughton Beach

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3 local reviews
Broughton Beach, Portland
Leah
Leah
Across from Portland International Airport, Broughton Beach provides a clean, safe, sandy place to play along the Columbia River. You can en…
Valerie
Valerie
Urban beach spot. Watch the sail boats cruise down the Columbia River...
Ayleen
Ayleen
Just one of the many spots to chill on the Columbia River.
9. Oxbow Regional Park

9. Oxbow Regional Park

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6 local reviews
3010 Southeast Oxbow Parkway, Gresham
+1 503-663-4708
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Kara
Its on the Columbia River, people park and bring their beach chairs and umbrellas and enjoy a hot day.
Mai
There's a sandy beach that is fantastic. I've not encountered too many people hanging out the times I've gone.
Mai
There's a sandy beach that is fantastic. I've not encountered too many people hanging out the times I've gone.
9. Oxbow Regional Park

9. Oxbow Regional Park

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6 local reviews
3010 Southeast Oxbow Parkway, Gresham
+1 503-663-4708
Kara
Kara
Its on the Columbia River, people park and bring their beach chairs and umbrellas and enjoy a hot day.
Mai
Mai
There's a sandy beach that is fantastic. I've not encountered too many people hanging out the times I've gone.
Mai
Mai
There's a sandy beach that is fantastic. I've not encountered too many people hanging out the times I've gone.