Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City

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Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is a state park in Pacific City, Oregon, United States. Cape Kiwanda is on the Three Capes Scenic Route, which includes Cape Meares and Cape Lookout. Hiking to the top of Cape Kiwanda allows views of Nestucca Bay to the south and Cape Lookout to the north.A sea stack, named Chief Kiawanda Rock (note different spelling than Cape Kiwanda) is located 1/2mi southwest of the cape. It is one of three features along the Oregon Coast that are called "Haystack Rock," though the one in Cannon Beach is more widely known.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I just happened upon Pacific City as I planned to drive through it on my solo travels down the Oregon Coast. I stopped for a quick break and discovered the most massive climbable sand dune on the beac...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    While it's not a very exciting place, we did have a great couple hours playing in the sand and exploring tide pools. It was fun watching the Dory boats speeding up out of the water and sliding across ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    This is a beautiful area, but is a victim of its own popularity. Weekend summer days can be overcrowded and once the main lot is full, there is no other place to park. There are few areas to park once...  more »

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