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Oregon ‘Beach Bill’ celebrates 50th anniversary

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For the past five decades, all beaches in Oregon have been public thanks to landmark legislation.

Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the Oregon “Beach Bill,” which was signed by Gov. Tom McCall on July 6, 1967.

Celebrations for the anniversary are planned along the coast for the summer

According to the Oregon State Parks Foundation, the state’s 362-mile long coastline is the longest of Oregon’s 255 state parks.

In 2016, state parks along the coast logged more than 28 million visits altogether.

"Oregon is the only state in the continental United States that can say that there are no fences on its beaches, and the beaches can be publicly accessed at least every three miles by more than eighty state parks and viewed from dozens of scenic viewpoints,” said Seth Miller, executive director of the Oregon State Parks Foundation.

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