Nestucca Bay

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Nestucca Bay aerial view from the north

Coordinates: 45°10′N 123°58′W / 45.167°N 123.967°W / 45.167; -123.967 Nestucca Bay is a bay formed by the confluence of the Nestucca River and the Pacific Ocean in northwest Oregon in the United States.[1] It is near the town of Pacific City, which is in southwestern Tillamook County, about 12 miles (19 km) south of Cape Lookout.[2] The bay is a bar-built estuary and totals 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) in area.[3]

The Nestucca and Little Nestucca rivers enter the bay.[2] The bay is separated from the Pacific Ocean by the Nestucca Spit which includes Bob Straub State Park.[2] A part of Nestucca Bay is included in the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge.


  1. ^ "Nestucca Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. ^ a b c Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 26. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  3. ^ Advisory Committee to the State Land Board (August 1972). "An Inventory of Filled Lands in Nestucca River Estuary" (PDF). Oregon State University Scholars Archive. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-03-24.

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