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Oswald West State Park

Cannon Beach, OR 97130
+1 800-551-6949
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Spectacular woods and beach!

Oswald West is hands-down a spectacular place. Deep woods, a short hike to the water, and a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jerry W
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Portland, Oregon
Beautiful beach

Beautiful Beach, big parking lot on the other side of the road. You walk under the road to get to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trish G
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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Cannon Beach, OR 97130
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"steep drop"
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"forest trails"
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"picnic tables"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Oswald West is hands-down a spectacular place. Deep woods, a short hike to the water, and a beautiful, safe beach. Great for kids, and the surfers like it, too. This is a remarkable natural haven that reminds us of what the Oregon Coast is like...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Beach, big parking lot on the other side of the road. You walk under the road to get to the beach. Very easy walk if you have kids. The trail to the beach is just beautiful.

Thank Trish G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quick jaunt through the forest opens up into a beautiful ocean inlet with a stellar view, and a breathtaking and wild serenity complete with sun drenched beached trees. Bring a bottle of wine for the sunset.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

I was here for a toy photography meetup, and this was the BEST possible combination of woods and shade, shallow creek, and beautiful protected beach/cove. Lots of surfers were carrying their boards up and down to the beach, so it seems that surfing is fun...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We just drove through / past it but stopped at a few viewpoints: great views, as on the whole Oregon coast. This was the fourthiest state that I (Belgian) visit and perhaps my favourite one (ok, after Hawaii) and especially because of the coast!

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We just started walking down the trail to see old growth trees and a nice little creek. Kept walking and boom! There's a beautiful beach & ocean for us to walk around as well. The trail was a little steep in places, but we found...More

1  Thank Diana G
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We wandered down to the beach, easily finding the foot bridge along the way. We knew that there was a small suspension bridge in the park, so on our way back up from the beach we took one of the trails and kind of wandered...More

1  Thank Lanamamaomaha
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is yet another beautiful spot along the Oregon coast. The perimeter of the bay is especially nice at low tide when the barnacle and mussel encrusted walls are exposed in all their glory and the tide pools are accessible.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

We took the trail to the beach, which was very easy and pleasant and then took the longer trail up the peak. This was very muddy and at some points very narrow and slippery, specially by the very steep drop. Not being a very experienced...More

1  Thank Ms_R33480
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

2 mile hike along a good trail although there was some areas where the trail was narrow due to erosion. It was quiet and even though it was 11 am there were only a few people we ran into. The hike down wasn't hard at...More

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MrNjorl
1 June 2016|
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Response from Cougar11 | Reviewed this property |
In dry conditions a good athletic shoe should be fine; if wet, I would recommend hiking boots. Also dress in layers as temps vary along the trails and be sure to bring drinking water for each hiker.
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Lindsay C
23 May 2016|
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Response from Cougar11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a wide asphalt gradual pathway that goes to the beach. You access this trail from the parking lot on the east side of 101
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Guitar07
22 December 2015|
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Response from detaildiva | Reviewed this property |
Just google transportation from Portland to Cannon Beach. There are some bus lines that go there regularly. Once there you would still need to get to the park, ( 15 -20 min. down the coast ). The Cannon Beach Chamber might... More
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