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. Put Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pacific City trip planner.
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  • The hike to the top of the dune is a workout but well worth it. the views are stunning. Kids love it too! 
    The hike to the top of the dune is a workout but well worth it. the views are stunning. Kids love it too!  more »
  • Local beach with plenty of family and kiddos enjoying the sand and sun. There is a large sand dune to climb and slide down as well as a small hike up to a viewing area. At a lower tide, tide pools.....  more
    Local beach with plenty of family and kiddos enjoying the sand and sun. There is a large sand dune to climb and slide down as well as a small hike up to a viewing area. At a lower tide, tide pools.....  more »
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  • Much of the Oregon is wild and rough, this family friendly beach area is a favorite for relaxing day trips from Portland. Nearby Pelican pub offers decent grub and top notch micro brews. Beach is car accessible, attracts surfers by the dozens and sports a giant sand dune. Check out the tide pools for a close up view into marine Wonderland.
  • Beautiful, foggy, nice long walk

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