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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  • Worth the hike! Amazing views no matter the weather! Running down the dune...you’re missing out if you choose not to do it!  more »
  • awesome beach, very lovely dog friendly beach with giant sand dune and iconic rock. Nice brewery above beach.  more »
  • Be sure to take off your shoes and head up the dune! Your lungs and legs may burn a little (depending on how good of shape you are in) but the view from the top is beautiful. Definitely worth it to go...  more »
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