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Beautiful and unique coastal spot

This is a beautiful and picturesque section of the Oregon coast with views of the shoreline and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Great attractions: Visiting the beach or the rock or go slide on the huge dunes.

I liked that Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. First I visited the tide pools. We found lots of sea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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All reviews tide pools dory boats cape kiwanda oregon coast sand dunes low tide haystack rock fun to watch worth the climb nice beach beautiful view beach area hang gliders easy access pelican brewery great place to visit sea life
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and picturesque section of the Oregon coast with views of the shoreline and large rock in the water as well as the massive dune cliff near the shore. There are wading pools near the shoreline and cliff where sometimes you can...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SouthernBelles98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked that Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. First I visited the tide pools. We found lots of sea creatures. Next we went inside caves. Some people took their boat to get closer to the massive rocks in the ocean. We went up the huge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed February 22, 2019

The sand dune is great to climb and beautiful views from the top! Make sure to walk around all the trails to the North and see the wonder of the Oregon Coast

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank V6438OYvictoriaw
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

First visit to Pacific City and I loved the beach! I'm sure it's different in the summer but in January parking is easy and there were plenty of people around, but it wasn't crowded. I will definitely return!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HappycuriousWanderer
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is one of the most climbed dunes around and for good reason.....the view from the top is awesome if the hike up it doesn't kill ya.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ganntjo
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Worth the hike! Amazing views no matter the weather! Running down the dune...you’re missing out if you choose not to do it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank corriebps139
Reviewed October 12, 2018

awesome beach, very lovely dog friendly beach with giant sand dune and iconic rock. Nice brewery above beach.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mindy C
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Be sure to take off your shoes and head up the dune! Your lungs and legs may burn a little (depending on how good of shape you are in) but the view from the top is beautiful. Definitely worth it to go to the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank deca90
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Was an amazing day in Pacific City on 10.06.18. Weather was absolutely beautiful, making way for breathtaking views at sea level and above sea level while hiking around the natural areas!! Was truly disappointed to see so many people disregard the warnings and cross the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wendyr712015
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We tried to stop in Pacific City to see the beach and the rock but it was sooo crowded that we could not find a place to park our 30 feet long RV. We drove a bit further to the North and found a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 27, 2017|
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Response from Jcwill5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are--they are at the top of the parking lot. As you look back towards the road from the parking lot next to the Pelican Brewing Co, you'll see an unmarked, non-descript small building on the upper left. That's it... More
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March 18, 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cape Kiwanda has dog visitors and they all have fun!
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January 18, 2017|
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Response from Daryl L | Reviewed this property |
I think you can swim - I've seen plenty of folks wading in the surf when its not too rough. I think why folks don't swim is that the mornings are foggy & the afternoons are windy & finally the water is COLD! Also I'd be... More