Little Whale Cove
"Big" Whale Cove
 
"Big" Whale Cove is landlocked by a Wildlife Refuge,
as designated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
 
Access across the peninsula from Little Whale Cove is closed.
The only way to reach the public beach on Whale Cove is by boat.
 
More information here:
 
U.S Fish & Wildlife - Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge- at Whale Cove
 
Background legal history on the question of access to Big Whale Cove:
 
1988 Oregon Appeals Court Decision regarding land use rights at Whale Cove
 
1989 Oregon Supreme Court Decision regarding land use rights at Whale Cove
 
 
Thank you for respecting our neighboring Wildlife Refuge!