This is definitely a five-star experience. The reason I give its beastars is the second half of the trail after you were done with the dunes it was a couple of confusing forks and how to get back in the parking lot. The second half has a lot of very deep soft Sandy have to hike through. If you don't like that the first half is all hard pack dirt so you can go back the way you came. It was a beautiful and fun hike I would recommend.
Loved this hike. So cool to leave civilization behind and then hike across the dunes to another forested area before reaching the beach. Not an easy trek, but so rewarding.
The short loop hike was great. It brings you out at the edge of the dunes where you can explore as much as you want before finishing the loop back to the parking lot.
Great dunes. About a 2 mile hike to get to the shore. Best dunes in Oregon by far.
Best dune hike on the Coast. Huge dunes that go on for miles to the north and south.