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 a beautiful and picturesque section of the Oregon coast with views of the shoreline and large rock in the water as well as the massive dune cliff near the shore. There are wading pools near th...  more »
  • I liked that Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. First I visited the tide pools. We found lots of sea creatures. Next we went inside caves. Some people took their boat to get closer to the massive rocks ...  more »

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