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Clatsop Spit

Astoria, OR
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Ranked #11 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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Cranbrook
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
27 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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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6 reviews 6 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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1,091 reviews 1,091 reviews
763 attraction reviews
812 helpful votes 812 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Gearhart, Oregon
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174 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This area gives you access to several beaches and eventually takes you to the south Columbia river jetty. Along the way you can see some remains from the railroad that carried rocks to the jetty. When you get to he final viewpoint you have great views of ships coming and going. This is part of Fort Stevens state park and... More

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Yakima, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We enjoyed driving to each lot and exploring the various features. The ruins of the battle bunker, the remains of the shipwreck, the platform to see around the rock wall, and then the beach between the Pacific and the Columbia River.

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