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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  • One of my favorite parks on the Oregon coast! Hike about a half mile to the beach through amazing foliage and by creeks. The trails connect with others. You can hike out to Cape Falcon and Neahkahnie Mountain. The beach is a cove beach - popular can for surfers and dogs.
  • One of the greatest spots I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Such a unique cove-type front, with lush, green scenery encapsulating every edge of the soft white sandy front. Tty to plan for a sunny day, the chill is very real with clouds and just a little wind.
  • Amazing sandy beaches and one if America most spectacular highway drives. We spent the day on the beach and the afternoon driving the coast. Amazing!
  • This is a wonderful trail, old growth, ferns and the sound of water and surf. Hopefully you won't have to share the trail with too many dogs and kids from day camps. Try to name a at least 4 kinds of ferns! We loved it.
  • Such a long walk just to get to the beach. So many nicer places with more parking and better views. Better surfing a seaside cove too.
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