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Oswald West State Park

Cannon Beach, OR
800-551-6949, 503-368-5154
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Surfing
Traveler Description: Oswald West State Park, located 10 miles south of Cannon Beach on highway 101, offers year-round recreation opportunities.  The park encompasses... more »
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Park City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The beach and short 1/4 mi. hike to the beach are spectacular. I've taken several friends here. It's never crowded. Plan on this when traveling the coast. It's very close to Cannon Beach.

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La Grande, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this state park a few years ago. The parking lot is on the east side of the Oregon Coast Hwy and a short walk through a lush rain forest brings you to a crescent shaped beach. This beach is a favorite of surfers and there a plenty out in the water on any given day. The beach... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A beautiful walk through the old growth forest down to the beach. A nice cove with a great sand beach and beauty at its basics. Bring a lunch, bring a dog, bring your board, bring your old lady or someone else's old lady and enjoy the sun. Kick back and enjoy.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Cape Falcon is so well worth the 2.5 mile hike. Located just ten miles south of Cannon Beach is Oswald West State park. As you walk through a forest of giant Sitka spruce, Douglas-fir and western hemlock, you catch glimpses of the ocean between these trees. In reality, the trail is quite easy with hardly any elevation. To finally enjoy... More

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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We thought the view was beautiful here. We love the outdoors so this was a nice place to spot to soak up some sun and view.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We go here every time we visit the area to take the short hike out to Short Sands Beach. There is a longer hike to Falcon Point but we only did the first bit.

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Seattle, Washington
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38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lots to see in Oswald West State Park but the best of all is Falcon Cove Beach. The beach here is naturally terraced from the hillside with river rocks for close to a mile which makes it unlike anywhere else on the Oregon Coast. Pretty much unknown as most visit the sand beach north of here. Amazing views and big... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

"Short Sand" Beach is gorgeous and very popular with surfers. Plenty of room for everyone. Does require a little hike from the parking lot to get down to it. Public rest rooms available at the beach and at the parking lot.

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Springfield, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Park the car and take the short hike. The giant old growth trees are fantastic. You will hear the ocean before you see it. Take your time and enjoy

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My buddy and I took a quick hike and loved every minute. We took a calculated risk and headed down Cape Falcon itself to find someone had been there before and left ropes tied up. So...naturally we headed down to check out the tide pools. A bit risky, but well worth it if you are up for the adventure. Most... More

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