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Oswald West State Park

Oregon Coast Hwy, Manzanita, OR
+1 503-368-3575
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Gorgeous short trail with fantastic payoff

This is a super popular surf spot, and it's also a great pick for families. You walk down a pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly T
Great trail in an old growth forest and fantastic views

This trail starts very easy walk, then cross a new suspension bridge, then begins a climb up the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Seattle60Gary
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Seattle, Washington
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Oregon Coast Hwy, Manzanita, OR
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+1 503-368-3575
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"old growth forest"
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"short sands beach"
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"cape falcon"
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"great hiking"
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"suspension bridge"
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"day trip"
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"oregon coast"
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"woods"
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"surfers"
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"muddy"
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"cliffs"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a super popular surf spot, and it's also a great pick for families. You walk down a pretty paved trail (1/2 mile) through the trees, and the beach is a lovely protected cove.

Thank Kelly T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This trail starts very easy walk, then cross a new suspension bridge, then begins a climb up the trail. Very muddy, but some of our group did it in tennis shoes. We took a 5 year old girl, she did fine most of the time,...More

Thank Seattle60Gary
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We loved the walks through the woods to the beach. Fun to talk to surfers on the beach, as well as a professional photographer there from Nashville.

Thank betsy3495
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is a lovely area along the northern Oregon coast. Be sure to stop at the Neahkahnie viewpoint just north of town.

Thank brifd1
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

So glad we stopped here on our day trip up the Oregon coast! This was not on our itinerary, but we asked a local for beautiful beaches worth seeing, and she mentioned Oswald West State Park and Short Sands beach. It was early November and...More

2  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Ample parking. Nice trails to the ocean. Great exercise for the dog.A creek runs thru which our dog loved. Well taken care of.

Thank joanck
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Yep, like most great spots, you have to pick when you go. Great hiking, great views, nice woods, good trails,,,

Thank zebees
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We walked on three of the trail this park had to offer. Each was well maintained and fairly easy. We took the Short Sand Beach trail and found a nice little beach that is walk in only. The beach was well maintained and clean. There...More

1  Thank icetsarina
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Between the hour of 9 and 10 in the morning, the rays of sun were coming through the trees and the camera captured these amazing photos!!! Short walks to beach, quiet in mornings. Longer hiking trails as well. Little waves bringing birds in and out....More

1  Thank Charity131
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Get here early to assure you've got a decent parking spot. Take any number of trails to get to the beach (Short Sands Beach) - see other review. Clean restrooms.

1  Thank vacationaholic
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