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“Great for kids!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oswald West State Park

Oswald West State Park
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Owner description: Scenic state park encompassing nearly 2,500 acres of mostly undeveloped land, which is ideal for a variety of outdoor recreation including surfing, kayaking, bird watching, hiking and camping.
Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great for kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Head there when the tide is low. It was so much fun exploring the tidal pools, so many little treasures. Absolutely beautiful!

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Austin, Texas
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724 reviews
371 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“Excellent tide pools w/colorful starfish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

The kids will love the tide pools w/the many colorful starfish! I did. This park, just south of Cannon Beach, Oregon, has plentiful parking w/the parking lot for the beach on the West side of the highway. There is a very walkable asphalt trail through the trees to a fabulous beach w/a waterfall and tide pools. Bring camp chairs to sit on the beach, and a picnic lunch to enjoy on one of the picnic tables at the edge of the descent to the beach. There are restrooms both @ the parking lot and at the end of the trail by the steps leading to the beach.

Visited July 2012
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Seaside, Oregon
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Surfer's Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a beautiful hike and awesome beach to visit. The parkinglot is always full, even in the winter the locals go there.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Melinda W
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hike in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

You park in lots off Highway 101 and hike in, <1 mile. Awesome! It cuts down on visitator numbers and gives it a special feel. Huge trees line the hike! Beach has great tidepools to explore at low tide.

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Terdal_Erik
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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great hike, Gorgeous view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

A few miles south of Arch Cape on HWY 101. Great hike along stream in rainforest. Trail wonders along the stream and by huge trees. Trail ends at beach which has magnificent views. Restrooms in the parking lot on HWY 101 are ver clean.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Brian S
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