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Clatsop Spit

Astoria, OR
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Ranked #12 of 23 Attractions in Astoria
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: The point at which the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.
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309 reviews 309 reviews
150 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great views, sand, and the Peter Iredale wreckage ... Located in Fort Stevens State Park ... easy and ample parking

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Larkspur, Colorado
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It seems like the beaches and seagrasses here go on for miles and miles. We saw many kite flyers here, and in the breeze, a great place to fly their colorful kites. There were also many sand castles under construction and many parents with kids, running the surf. Another cool feeling here is that you are at one of the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Loved the ocean view and the long white sand beaches. There is a bathroom there (a "nice" version of an outhouse) and an elevated lookout point. But the walk past this along the rocky wall to the beach itself. Lots of little crabs and other sea-critters to enjoy in the tidepools as the tide comes in and the huge beach... More

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La Mesa, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A solitary and windy place, and well worth a stop. Climb the tower and you're rewarded with views for miles. No one was there the day we visited. A definite plus for photographers.

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Cranbrook
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We drove out to the end of the spit as far as we could go. Went down to the beach, saw whales just offshore, saw bull elk and deer in this park. Happy that we took the drive out there, well worth it.

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Boise, Idaho
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17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

A perfect natural area at Fort Steven's State Park. This is an easy access area with multiple beaches and views.

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Costa Mesa, California
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224 reviews 224 reviews
29 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

When visiting Astoria, one of our first stops is the Clatsop Spit and the Viewing Platform erected by the Coast Guard, I believe. We have been there when the sun is out and when the weather has been really nasty. The views are forever changing and you get a real feel for what Mother Nature can do and what a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We enjoyed walking along the sandy beach, although the wind was strong. We saw many fishermen, hoping to catch a salmon or other fish as the tide came in.

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Titusville
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1,130 reviews 1,130 reviews
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874 helpful votes 874 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

After viewing the ship wreck at Ft Stevens we ventured a short distance to the viewing platform for the Clatsop Spit. Having just returned from a visit to Cape Disappointment on the WA side, it was a treat to see the Columbia from the Astoria side. Wind was howling and the mist prevented pictures, but it was a sight to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great photo options from the viewing platform. Gusty winds made for a challenging time. Waves crashed against the rocks below, which led to some great photo ops.

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