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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: Camping, Hiking, 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 boyfriend and I hiked around a bit over the weekend. We parked at a small lot on the west side of 101 marked as Oswald West- North. There is a short hike to the beach with some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I hiked around a bit over the weekend. We parked at a small lot on the west side of 101 marked as Oswald West- North. There is a short hike to the beach with some very mild inclines. There is a much larger parking area just south and a much easier hike along a creek but the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The forested hike to the beach at Pirate Cove is beautiful. The secluded, sheltered beach is a surfer's haven, which means it's sometimes crowded. All the trails are accessible, but final access is probably too much for some, and wheelchairs won't make it beyond the picnic area.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Oswald West State Park is a quintessential Pacific Northwest environment....green misty woods filled with old growth mossy trees, nurse logs, giant ferns, and a picturesque cove beach filled with driftwood. A short drive south of Cannon Beach OW has numerous interesting hiking trails as well as a suspended bridge over a fern filled gulley and stream. A lovely and peaceful... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a great place to stop. There are many short, fairly easy hikes down to the beach. You hike through these beautiful forests full of ferns and huge trees and over small creeks and then end up on this incredible stretch of beach. The trails are very well maintained and marked so it is an easy hike. It is... More 

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Easy hike to the beach through a mature forest. Round trip was only a mile. Talked to surfers. Bathrooms are available.

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

just north of Manzanita, off the 101, a paved path takes you through the forests to the drift wood laden beach. It was drizzling and misty...the secluded cove had a few surfers to watch and that was it..just us and the surfers and the beautiful beach

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Pau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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