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Oswald West State Park

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Address: Cannon Beach, OR 97130
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Scenic state park encompassing nearly 2,500 acres of mostly undeveloped...

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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So pretty

On the road again. There are so many really pretty places to stop and take photo's. The ocean and terrain is stunning!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Revelstoke, Canada
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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On the road again. There are so many really pretty places to stop and take photo's. The ocean and terrain is stunning!!!

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bham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Make sure you get a map so you can choose the hike that best suits your time and how far you want to hike. Between the old growth tress and the beautiful views of the ocean from a height it is a great opportunity to spend time at a real gem. There are about 14 different trails and they are... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Breathtaking views, impossible to capture without a panoramic camera. Highway wall engineering is impressive. Parking offroad is adequate.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach! Short hike from the parking lot along side a little creek flowing into the ocean. Watched locals surfing and saw a few Dungeness crabs and unfortunately a dead young humpback whale that had washed up on the shoreline. Take the time to walk all the way down the beach to the cliff face. Cool little caves that set... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of options at this state park. Stunning coast and some good hikes. Beach is short walk from parking (lots of parking) and bathrooms.

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Hiked to this beach primarily to see Blumenshine Falls on the north side of the beach. Unfortunately, in late summer, the falls are basically dry; best to come during the rainy season to see and photograph the waterfalls.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Leaving Cannon Beach and heading south we stopped at a magnificent, but windy, overlook in Oswald West State Park with the beautiful Neahkahnie Beach as a backdrop, thousands of feet below

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant and easy hike to a little cove along a small stream. Very enjoyable and relaxing and easy for the whole family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Oswald West is a great surf spot for people from out of town. This is a place where the locals won't hassle you, the waves are usually 4-6 feet, and a wetsuit saving sand bottom. The beach is also nice. It is a bit of a hike (about 1/4 mile or so) from the parking lot to the beach.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited short sands beach in Oswald State Park. Well worth the 1/2 mile hike down to the beach. Beautiful beach! Many surfers and fun loving dogs. Great family location. Several parking lots along highway 101 with facilities.

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