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Ecola State Park

Address: Off Hwy. 101, Cannon Beach, OR
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

From up top you have a spectacular view of Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock below. In another direction you look out on the endless Pacific Ocean with a small island with a lighthouse in the foreground. Down on the beach you can watch a surprising number of surfers. Who knew, surfers in Oregon?

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Hats off to the people who did not allow it to be commercialized. Breathtaking. Soothing to the soul to be there.

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Woodinville, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Last weekend, our family of four took the short (less than 2 mile) winding road out of Cannon Beach to Ecola State Park. Entrance is just at the north end of downtown. Driving up to the viewpoint, I wasn't prepared for what i was to see. The lush green hillside sloped down to the cliffs which overlooked Cannon Beach, Haystack... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This portion of the Oregon coast is gorgeous. A very popular tourist destination but not too busy to enjoy the scenes. Sunsets are fantastic if the clouds are minimal. Take your time and linger at Ecola!

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Denver, Colorado
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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We took a Tillamook picnic out to Indian beach and just chilled. It was great to see families in wetsuits with their children just enjoying the day. We wandered around the tide pools and spotted urchins and other marine life. Very cool. $5 entrance fee no big deal for the views and the serenity. The view of "Tilly" the lighthouse... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I found out about this park from a fellow traveler when we were talking about lighthouses. "Tilly" as she is called sits a mile out to sea. She is mysterious, majestic and I was very moved by seeing her and trying to capture a photo of her. The views of the Pacific from this park were amazing! Awesome sunsets from... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was suggested that I visit this park while I was in Oregon because it was supposed to have some wonderful coastline views and the park itself was worth seeing. The website makes it out to be very special. I'm not sure why other reviewers thought it worthwhile. When I entered the park I paid a $5 entrance fee using... More

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silverdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a beautiful park with the drop dead, post card picture perfect view you dream of when you envision the Oregon Coast! The hike to Indian Beach is wonderful if you're a bit adventurous!

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Clifton, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A really lovely place! Easy hikes, fantastic views, what you envision the Oregon coast to be. It's just outside of Cannon Beach and easy to get there. We went as a day trip from Portland.

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Dallas, TX
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You never know what you will see there. We have observed surfers and kite parachuters floating below our overlook. Sometimes seals, lots of birds.

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