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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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Low Tide Pools and Cave

Lovely beach with excellent sea life during low tide which we happened to get lucky to see. Large cave that is on the left side of the beach where we walked back 300 feet into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach with excellent sea life during low tide which we happened to get lucky to see. Large cave that is on the left side of the beach where we walked back 300 feet into darkness. Right side of beach had a beautiful waterfall and more tide pools. Tons of tide pools to keep you busy for hours. Great photo... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

great place for short hikes with family, and easy access to surfing at Short Sands beach. the beach faces southwest, so there's less wind than other places nearby, and there's plenty of room on the beach for sunbathing and all around hanging out.

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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This on one of my very favorite places. You walk down through a vibrant forested area to one of the nicest beaches around. It is a long cove and even has a waterfall. You can also hike on the mountain above. There are both camping and day facilities. There is also a nice restroom down in the camping area. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent park with lovely trails and an incredible beach. Wind protected beach with a flat approach to the water, tide pools, a waterfall, little caves, surfers, a stream, etc. What more could you ask for from the Oregon coast? The trail to the beach was an easy walk and a worthy destination in its own right.

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Lake Isabella, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Trail was beautiful easy to pass 5 miles to the end of the cape and back. Some up hills, ducking under fallen trees. Was slick it had rained a few days before. I was hoping for more of a view or an adventure. The end was nice over looking the ocean and the beautiful sandy beach from a cliff. There... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful path to the sea. We crossed a suspension bridge along the way, which added to the surreal quality of this park. Nice way to be introduced to the Oregon forests! The path that we took ended up in a secluded section of the beach, with much lumber strewn about. Loved the walk, put prefer the other beaches due to... More 

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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Loved stopping at this state park and watching the surfers. A beautiful hike takes you to a nice viewpoint. Nice picnic spot above the beach/bathrooms available.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our daughter told us about this park and we are so glad she did. Beautiful walk to the beach. The proximity to Cannon Beach was nice and was able to visit a cute little coffee shop on the way.

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Kaysville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This beach was the perfect way to spend the afternoon with our four little ones. It is a quick 15 minute beautiful walk from the parking lot to the beach. The beach is less windy than others due to being surrounded by two peninsulas. It really is beautiful here. There were about 80 people there with us but hardly felt... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This beach is a bit of a hike from the street, but definitely worth it. Very nice slice of the Pacific and very scenic. The terrain is a bit technical, so a little more challenging for seniors and little children. There were a lot of surfers enjoying the waves here. It is definitely worth your time to stop and see... More 

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Address: Cannon Beach, OR
Phone Number: 800-551-6949, 503-368-5154
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Cannon Beach

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