Oswald West State Park, Cannon Beach

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  • Usually only visible in Cannon Beach, and I recommend it to me, before I go, and happy saving in South of Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach is a magnificent, on the other hand, here's a nice little Beach, such as hidden and non-elapsed.
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  • Love it here! It is a sheltered cove with restrooms available. Be aware that the parking lots get crowded so go early for the best parking.  more »
  • The trip there is the best part. Your walk takes you through a rainforest with old growth timber. Several trail options. You end up at the ocean. There are restrooms there. Some people were surfing an...  more »
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  • I always love the walk through the Park to Short Sands beach, sitting on driftwood and watching the surfers ride the waves. To the north a bit is Cape Falcon, where there's a nice hike out to Falcon Point, which has a pretty stunning view of this section of the coast. The hike is 2.5 miles each way. I recommend hiking boots rather than tennis shoes - it can get very muddy in parts.
  • I love this place. In the 70s they used to let you camp down by the beach but it is for day use only now. The trail down to the beach is well kept and beautiful. Watching the surfers is worth the walk! Just a heads up parking on the weekends is hard to find!
  • Great trail system down to secluded cove with awesome waves. Had a short window to visit the coast. Made a fantastic choice.
  • Spectacular vistas right off the road, with easy access. Probably my favorite stretch of 101 in Oregon.
  • Great place with awesome trails and lush forests. Fantastic beach in the south with easy hikes, surfers to watch, and restroom facilities. Head north on the trails for great views, more treacherous and difficult hiking, and great views.

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Explore the commercial and residential areas in the north of town for the greatest variety, including some family-owned guesthouses sitting alongside standard hotels and campgrounds. If you head a bit south, you'll find more upscale hotels and resorts overlooking a vast sandy beach. With great views and fine restaurants, these options run out of rooms quickly--reserve in advance.
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