Preserve Lighthouse Beach Access
The Surfrider Foundation is working to restore the public’s long-standing access to Lighthouse Beach in Coos Bay, Oregon, and we need your help. Surfrider members and members of the public have used a footpath off of Lighthouse Way to reach this special beach for generations, but that access is currently being blocked. More than just a unique place to surf, Lighthouse beach is steeped in rich cultural, recreational and even scientific uses unparallel to other locations. Surfrider members and members of the public have used a specific pathway to get to Lighthouse Beach not only for surfing and other recreation, but also as stewards of the beach and community. Surfrider’s Coos Bay Chapter has hosted multiple beach cleanups at Lighthouse Beach, including an extensive months-long cleanup when a large dock and millions of bits of foam from it washed up on Lighthouse Beach. Additionally, Coos Bay Surfrider has conducted our Blue Water Task Force water quality testing program at Lighthouse Beach for nearly 20 years. Surfrider used this very path for these cleanup and testing activities.
Surfrider’s legal team is currently investigating the historical public use and access at Lighthouse Beach and exploring all appropriate solutions, and we need your support to continue our work. Donations to this campaign will support Surfrider’s work to restore access to Lighthouse Beach, including helping to fund attorneys' fees incurred by retaining outside expert counsel. (Any excess funds will be used for stewardship at Lighthouse Beach.)
Help us restore access to Lighthouse Beach by making a donation today!