Oswald West State Park, Cannon Beach

Featuring walking trails, sandy beaches, pristine coves, creeks, and capes, Oswald West State Park offers numerous recreational opportunities, such as kayaking, bird-watching, and picnicking. Blanketed by rainforest and low-growing ferns, the park stretches along the coastline and is equally popular with surfers, hikers, and beachgoers. The park boasts a marine reserve as well, so fishing is not allowed. Plan a Cannon Beach trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  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.
  • Beautiful trails through old growth forest. The trails are well maintained and clearly marked. The beach is wide and flat, perfect for strolls.
  • One of my favorite places ...must stop at the overlook just before you go down the hill on the coast highway into manzanita
  • Hwy 101. "The Cliffs". Great place to come up and catch a few ZZs at night. Hwy patrol allows it. Also, the bluff just below, north of here. I checked with the local cops too...safe zone.
  • Beautiful, secluded beach with a day camp area. It's an easy hike in, although sometimes the trail gets a little muddy. Old growth redwoods make this a beautiful hike.
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