Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City

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Featuring a giant sand dune and some sandstone cliffs, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, hang gliding, bird and whale watching. Hike to the top of the dune for encompassing views of the bay and Haystack Rock, a sea stack southwest of the cape. Take off your shoes to feel the soft sand on your feet as you wade through the cool surf. In low tide, look for sand dollars and explore tide pools with purple starfish, gentle anemones, and big red crabs. The beach gets quite busy in the summer and during holidays. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area by using our Pacific City trip planner .
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  • This is one very special place. Highly recommended. Amazing and sweeping views of the pacific coast in Oregon.  more »
  • If you are looking for a good beach in Oregon - this is it. Easy access, good sand, and tolerable water temperature. The water was still pretty cold (surfers and boogie boarders had full wet suits), b...  more »
  • Cape Kiwanda has a large sand dune that is a blast to climb especially on a clear day. People sand surf on it and paraglide off of it along with just hike it as I did. Probably 80% of the people will ...  more »
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