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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  • We stop by every time we visit Pacific City. You don't have to be strong to climb this sand dune. If you go to back of the dune, there is switch back, it might be easier than going straight up. There ...  more »
  • We did a Coastal Oregon roadtrip in October and we added Pacific City as a stop because we saw a photo of Pelican Brewing right down by the beach and thought it looked like a great place to visit. We ...  more »
  • Uncrowded in October, this small beach offered some nice sand dollars and a leisurely 2-3 mile walk. Great haystick with an arch on one side.  more »

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