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Hike the trail to Short Sands

Ok it was raining in a Rainforest. Amazing trails, beautiful scenery, foot bridge over a creek the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Manzanita, Oregon
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This was such a treat! We went on a very rainy, windy day and didn't expect to enjoy our hike... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
New Hampshire
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Ok it was raining in a Rainforest. Amazing trails, beautiful scenery, foot bridge over a creek the ends in the Pacific. Reach the beach beach trail down to Short Sands Beach. Thanks to Governor Oswald West Oregon is 100% public access. The perfect place to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

This was such a treat! We went on a very rainy, windy day and didn't expect to enjoy our hike through the rain forest to the beach to be such a delightful botanical wonder. The rainforest is stunning. Every direction and every inch was packed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jean091
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

There are several places to stop off the highway and I highly recommend stopping at any of them. We past a couple before finally pulling off and I was so thankful we did. The views are absolutely stunning!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Missmissy0414
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We made the short trek to Devil’s Cauldron in the late afternoon, spectacular views. And the next morning we took a longer hike up Neahkahnie Mountain. It was foggy and drizzling so no views. But a fun hike, good exercise and on a sunny day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wendyk621
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Great hikes, stunning views and has shorty's beach (short sand) the best beach for surfing. The sunsets from the park are epic

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank papasn0w
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is a super popular surf spot, and it's also a great pick for families. You walk down a pretty paved trail (1/2 mile) through the trees, and the beach is a lovely protected cove.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kelly T
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This trail starts very easy walk, then cross a new suspension bridge, then begins a climb up the trail. Very muddy, but some of our group did it in tennis shoes. We took a 5 year old girl, she did fine most of the time,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Seattle60Gary
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We loved the walks through the woods to the beach. Fun to talk to surfers on the beach, as well as a professional photographer there from Nashville.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank betsy3495
Reviewed January 24, 2018

This is a lovely area along the northern Oregon coast. Be sure to stop at the Neahkahnie viewpoint just north of town.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank brifd1
Reviewed November 22, 2017

So glad we stopped here on our day trip up the Oregon coast! This was not on our itinerary, but we asked a local for beautiful beaches worth seeing, and she mentioned Oswald West State Park and Short Sands beach. It was early November and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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