- Little Whale Cove
- The Cove itself is a crescent shaped pond of fresh water fed by two year round streams, its mouth separated from the ocean by a pair of rocky crags. Between them, a flat basalt sill holds the ocean at bay and transforms the Cove into a miniature lagoon surrounded by a coarse sand beach. Sea water enters the cove over the rocky sill only a few times a year during stormy weather.
- Private Beach
- Little Whale Cove was the center of a legal debate in the mid 80's when an adjacent property owner sued to use the beach, on the basis of public access. The Oregon Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Little Whale Cove was private property, thereby designating it the only bona fide private beach on the Oregon Coast!
- Security Gate and Gatehouse
- A new computerized security gate has been installed at the entry of Little Whale Cove. The Gatehouse, where the manager of the Homeowner's Association lives, is also at the entry.
- Whale Watching Look-out
- From the whale watching look-out at Cove Point one can watch the
northbound migrations of the California Gray whales from November to December and southward migrations from February to April, and since there is a resident population of whales in the area, there are many "close-in" sightings at other times of the year, also.
- Boardwalk in the Park
- The Boardwalk is an elevated wooden walkway that is five feet wide and winds through the 12 acre cathedral of an ancient cedar forest. Constructed of rough treated timber, it passes through the forest and down to the cove.
- Trail System
- An asphalt trail system, for walking or bicycles, leads to the various ecosystems, destination points and resting spots: from a gazebo in the cove ... to the cindercone lookout ... to glider swings ... to the old still ... to various picnic areas.
- Recreation Center
- At the center of Little Whale Cove is the Recreation Center that houses a heated indoor pool, spa, sauna and 2 indoor tennis courts; there are two outdoor tennis courts as well.
- Architectural Controls
- An Architectural Committee oversees and approves home design and remodeling, removal of trees, and landscaping with natural flora.
is the limestone sculpture
at the entrance to Little Whale Cove.
TO THE CHIEFTAIN"