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Oswald West State Park

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Address: Cannon Beach, OR
Phone Number: 800-551-6949, 503-368-5154
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Activities: Hiking, Camping, Surfing
Description: Scenic state park encompassing nearly 2,500 acres of mostly undeveloped...
Scenic state park encompassing nearly 2,500 acres of mostly undeveloped land, which is ideal for a variety of outdoor recreation including surfing, kayaking, bird watching, hiking and camping.
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My favorite for years

The Falcon Cape in and back is still one of my favorite short hikes in the area. It's always first on my list when I get to the coast or are bringing friends for the first time. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Pau, France
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Pau, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Falcon Cape in and back is still one of my favorite short hikes in the area. It's always first on my list when I get to the coast or are bringing friends for the first time. I live in Reno and this always makes up for the lack of water we have! hahah

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My husband and I went there and i am so glad that we did. It is a gorgeous part of the Oregon coast. The park gives options for people who want to do alll types and distances of walks/hikes. I would not mis this park if you are in the area.

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Portland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a fun short hike along the coast. We often take visiting friends here. IT's the perfect place to stretch your legs between Canon Beach and Manzanita. The bay is large, plenty of room to walk and explore and the surf is beautiful. Often you'll find several surfers to watch. Large parking area with restrooms at the Trail head.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A short hike down to the beach, Oswald West State Park is simply gorgeous. Many surfers head there year round and dogs run around off leash. There are bathroom facilities, picnic tables, water fountains and even recycling down at the beach. Highly recommend if you are in the area!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We took the short hike to the beach--a nice and easy walking trail through the lush green rainforest, across a small bridge and to a quiet beach (on the day that we visited anyways!) There were a few surfers in the water, a few dogs gallivanting in the sand, otherwise we had the beach to ourselves! Beautiful!!

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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As we continued the Columbia-River-Oregon-Coast Historical tour for new family members, a brief stop at Oswald West was mandatory. As a youngster, I used to camp here almost every summer. Sadly, the campground is closed, but the scenic grandeur remains. Just on the north side of the tunnel under Arch Cape, we rented a beautiful beach house with a creek... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Oswald West is a great little secluded beach. It is a favorite with surfers. But we like it for several reasons. First, the short walk through old growth forests to the beach area. Some of the trees are very old, large and have unusual roots. Second, the beach is protected by cliffs that extend out into the ocean on both... More 

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Cape Falcon hike is incredible. Very muddy in Feb 2015 but well worth the soaking wet shoes. Follow any path you can - they always lead to something amazing. We ended it by going down to the remote beach and soaking our feet in the water. Also - there is a bathroom and picnic tables at the beach -... More 

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Callaway, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I lived for two years on the Oregon Coast at Garibaldi-Rockaway and my favorite day trip was to Oswald West. A short hike in and so remote especially on week days and just fun to watch the surf and at times rolling logs and it was always a bit magical. If traveling the Coast Highway, a short break and visit... More 

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portland, or
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a favorite spot to take my friends visiting for out of town. You can do a short hike through old growth trees,streams,mossy ferns, working your way up to views over the bluffs over the Pacific. Or sit on the beach and watch the surfers and the beautiful sunset. the best!

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