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Surf Pines Overview

Surf Pines is a gated community, located in Northwest Oregon between Warrenton and Gearhart, near Astoria and Seaside. Surf Pines is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and Sunset Lake on the east. Two gated entrances, one at Surf Pines Lane on Highway 101 north of Gearhart and one near Sunset Lane on Highway 101 south of Astoria and Warrenton, provide access to Surf Pines. The rural setting of Surf Pines abounds in natural beauty for its residents and local wildlife, such as elk, deer, pheasants, sea gulls, and eagles.

Surf Pines has 240 homes and many undeveloped lots. Some residents are summer and holiday residents and others are year round residents. Some lots are 1/3 to 1/4 of an acre, many lots are an acre, and a few lots are several acres.

Surf Pines History          Coastal Gale 2007 (pdf file)

Originally Surf Pines was unincorporated land and a few developed farms. During the depression in the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corp planted thousands of shore pines (pinus contortus) and beach grass to stabilize the dunes. Until the Coastal Gale of 2007, rows and rows of shore pines towered in Surf Pines.

In 1944, Barney Lucus, a land developer, began to buy Surf Pines land. He created an unincorporated area and called it Surf Pines. Barney bought a farm near Highway 101 and built Surf Pines Lane to provide access to Surf Pines. Barney acquired partners (George Malarkey and Miller) to help develop lots.

The partners developed lots in Surf Pines Beach Addition and near Sunset Lake. In the 1950s, Barney deeded property to William Manion, a realtor. Manion built Manion Drive and began to sell property in Surf Pines. Some of the lots that sold were in the Sea Breeze area.

In 1969, the Surf Pines Association was created to help pay for the upkeep of roads. In the 1980s, properties in the Strawberry Hill area were added to Surf Pines. In the 1990s, properties were developed in the Surf Pines Landing area and in the Silver Spot area. Security gates were added in 1990.

Surf Pines Bylaws (Pdf file)

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The largest gated community on the North Oregon Coast offering miles of beaches and natural wildlife.
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