Whaleshead Beach features a prominent rock that bears an uncanny resemblance to the head of a giant whale protruding from the water. Adding to the illusion, waves strike the rock in such a way that the richochet mimicks the spray from the spout of an actual whale. This expansive beach includes a picnic area and a forested hiking trail.

A view from the hiking trail, the Whaleshead rock is visible in the distance.

This trail is a segment of The Pacific Coast Trail and includes forest and beach sections.

Whaleshead beach is located north of Brookings on Highway 101.

A waterfall on the south section of the Whaleshead part of The Pacific Coast Trail.

Whaleshead Beach Resort overlooks the beach which is easily accessible from the road with ample parking.