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So peaceful

So beautiful, so romantic, so peaceful, so quiet and gentle there. I loved this gorgeous beach. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penney B
A Sublime Mix of Forest and Sea

Oswald West State Park is a true gem. The trails through the temperate rainforest are truly magical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“cape falcon”(22 reviews)
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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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Cannon Beach, OR 97130
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+1 800-551-6949
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All reviews short sands beach cape falcon old growth forest short hike falcon point suspension bridge easy hike oregon coast steep drop parking lot off the highway forest trails picnic tables beautiful hike half mile state park well worth the effort
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful, so romantic, so peaceful, so quiet and gentle there. I loved this gorgeous beach. I highly recommend it.

Thank Penney B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oswald West State Park is a true gem. The trails through the temperate rainforest are truly magical as they lead you to cliff views of the Pacific.

Thank chrisnilsson2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pull over! Get out. Go look at this gorgeous scenery and view. Take it all in. You won't want to leave.

Thank JoanRoams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many viewpoints on this hike where you can stop and enjoy and turn back if the hike is too long. It took us about an hour each way on this hike and we spent considerable time at the top

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit Short Sands Beach with the Cordilleran Tours coastal encounter. It was one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever visited but more importantly, the forest! Huge old growth Sitka spruces and amazing old root balls. Watching the surfers was...More

Thank TrailBlazer776072
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We hiked the Neahkahnie Trail hoping to have great views of the ocean. The trail is good climb, about 1400' to the viewpoint. About 10-15 other people were also hiking up. Unfortunately due to smoke there were no views. I definitely recommend it on a...More

Thank njg191
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I drove the 9 miles from Cannon beach to the parking spot that takes you first to short sand beach and then after walking the beach I hiked to Falcon point. The beach is stunning with a small waterfall at one en. The hike was...More

2  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The Cannon Beach area makes for a good day trip when visiting Portland. I started off visiting this park by car, stopping along the way at various overlooks and scenic view points. Make sure to visit Elk Flats Trail for a nice view of the...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Thought this place was beautiful. Perhaps a little more crowded the day we went than some of the reviews suggested, but a nice little spot to enjoy. HOWEVER, some of the reviews made it sound like it could be handicap accessible or a short enough...More

1  Thank Julie C
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We saw two parking lots off the highway. We parked in the one with the restroom. The trail was by the restroom. The walk, which is on a well maintained trail is stunning. It's through old-growth forest along a stream. This is a favorite beach...More

4  Thank Carol J
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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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