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Address: Astoria, OR
Description: The point at which the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.

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Best part of my trip!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
Melinda F
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Columbus, GA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Clatsop Spit is part of the Fort Stevens State Park. It ha good trails to walk and explore. I strongly recommend bringing a jacket to shield yourself from the wind that tends to blow through here; there are fewer trees here to break it up.

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PA
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401 reviews 401 reviews
181 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 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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363 reviews 363 reviews
185 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
30 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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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8 reviews 8 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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1,196 reviews 1,196 reviews
814 attraction reviews
968 helpful votes 968 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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