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.
Oswald West State Park Reviews
We did a Pacific West Coast road trip in July and we stopped here. The Oregon Coast is just so amazing. It's really hard to describe it in words. The pictures don't even do it justice. Make sure... more »
If you want a little exercise, and a combination forest and ocean walk (with a great view of the coast), take the Cape Falcon walk. And if you can combine it with a walk on the beach at the end... more »
Amazing beach! Both the dog and our toddler enjoyed the time here. It was a little chill so we didn't go into the water (the dog did), dogs can be off leash! We were there early and found parking, but it was full by the time we came back to the car (weekend in August)
Love this park along the coast. We took the short hike from the parking lot to the beach. This scenic and easy hike leads down to a smallish bay with excellent views of rolling waves. There are benches, picnic tables, and bbq/fire pits overlooking the beach. Lots of surfers frequent this spot, which adds to the fun of wave watching. Busy, but still a peaceful spot.
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