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Clatsop Spit

Astoria, OR
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Ranked #10 of 22 Attractions in Astoria
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: The point at which the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.
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English first
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
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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218 reviews 218 reviews
27 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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
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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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1,128 reviews 1,128 reviews
774 attraction reviews
864 helpful votes 864 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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Monmouth, Oregon, United States
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is one those kinds of plases everyone should go at least once. The view is amazing and the raw power of Mother Nature is fully on view for an experience you won't soon forget. Take a water bottle, a coat and a book and spend an hour here. Wonderful! It will be very likely windy so go prepared for... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We really appreciated being able to see the famous Astoria bar. It was a beautiful, calm day so it wasn't as exciting as it can be at times, but it was beautiful.

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