Netarts Bay, COA 014

Netarts Bay
Photo Credit: Paul Atwood, ODFW

This area is conterminal with Sand Lake, Tillamook Bay COAs. The Bay is over 2,300 acres in size and is Oregon’s seventh largest coastal bay. It is bounded on the west by an extensive sand bar/spit. The bay is important for migratory and wintering shorebirds and waterfowl and marine mammals. Historical nesting site for Western Snowy Plovers.

COA ID: 014

Local Conservation Actions and Plans

Potential Partners

Special Features


  • Cape Lookout State Park protects the undeveloped south spit
  • Designated Conservation Estuary
  • Wintering site for significant wintering population of Brant

Previously Associated With

  • 2006 COA ID CR-10 (Netarts Bay)
  • 2006 COA ID CR-11 (Sand Lake area)


Strategy Habitats

    Specialized Local Habitats

    • Coastal bay and sand spit

    Strategy Species