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“dory boats”(17 reviews)
“cape kiwanda”(40 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good for close-in whale watching, tide pool exploring, and sand dune climbing. Watching the fishermen launching their boats from the sand (no dock on the beach) is fascinating. A big plus--there are several really good restaurants within a 10 minute drive from the beach.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Foodies2010
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was so close to the water. A huge sand dune to climb. The sand was finer here than in Lincoln City we thought.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free parking in the car park at the end of the beach. Well worth the exertion to get to the top of the dune. Some amazing views all round from the top but of it is windy you will be sand blasted. We spent 1hour...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank steveg24
Reviewed April 20, 2019 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 March 24, 2019

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
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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
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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!