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Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach

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#2 of 42 in Nature in Oregon Coast
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Stretching 14 km (9 mi) along the Pacific, Ecola State Park features lush forests, open ocean views, wildlife, nature trails, and picnic spots. Hiking through the forest, you'll come across cliff-side viewpoints, offering views of secluded coves, forested promontories, and an abandoned lighthouse. Wear good hiking boots and be ready for deer, elk, eagle, and whale encounters. There may be surfers and beach goers on some of the shores, as well as groups of people gathered to watch marine life that has adapted to living on the rocks in the shallow ocean pools. Before you head to Cannon Beach, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cannon Beach trip generator, to make sure you see all that Cannon Beach has to offer, including Ecola State Park.
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  • Very nice views of Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach beach front. Limited walking to see great views. View of working light house as well. Would not recommend attempting to drive RV to Ecola as road to p...  more »
  • Not a very large beach. Can be difficult to to get to with windy roads, staircase down and limited parking. Great for surfing not as much for swimming. Bathrooms are a bit rough.  more »
  • If you're anywhere near Cannon Beach you gotta go and see this place. Short scenic drive from town to the $5 fee entrance. Then take a left to the magnificent overlook and hiking trails. Afterwards a ...  more »
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  • Great short hiking in the woods and views, connected to miles of beach that is on the edge of Cannon Beach (including Goonie's Rock). Cannon Beach has a lot of restaurants and shops including a really upscale grocery mart with a good section of mid and high priced wines. If you are heading north up the coast,consider stopping at Fort Stevens State Park that has weekly bird tours, daily kayak tours, junior ranger sessions in the summer, bike rentals, clamming, beaching, hiking... Connected to Fort Stevens State Park is Historic Fort Stevens museum and gift shop. Although moderate sized, both are very nice. The museum also hosts ticketed truck (army personnel carrier) tours of the military installations.
  • Wow what a great place! One of the many stops we made on our trip through Oregon. LOVED IT and would definitely suggest it for anyone who loves being out in nature!
  • Winding road passing through dense woods leads to the ocean beach. From the beach, the vastly open Pacific ocean is in sight. Not far away along the coast stands the famous Haystack Rock, the landmark of Cannon Beach. This park is truly a gem of Oregon coastal line.
  • Great surfing local. Nice waterway for the kids and dogs to play in. Rocks for viewing sea life. Poor bathroom facilities. Beach is a bit of a hike if you're packing in enough stuff to stay for the day.
  • My favorite beach area. It is absolutely beautiful in the park. The beach is amazing and there are so many things to do and see. You have to go.

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