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Worth the hike! Amazing views no matter the weather! Running down the dune...you’re missing out... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Corrie W
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awesome beach

awesome beach, very lovely dog friendly beach with giant sand dune and iconic rock. Nice brewery... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Mindy C
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Worth the hike! Amazing views no matter the weather! Running down the dune...you’re missing out if you choose not to do it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Corrie W
Reviewed 12 October 2018

awesome beach, very lovely dog friendly beach with giant sand dune and iconic rock. Nice brewery above beach.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mindy C
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Be sure to take off your shoes and head up the dune! Your lungs and legs may burn a little (depending on how good of shape you are in) but the view from the top is beautiful. Definitely worth it to go to the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deca90
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Was an amazing day in Pacific City on 10.06.18. Weather was absolutely beautiful, making way for breathtaking views at sea level and above sea level while hiking around the natural areas!! Was truly disappointed to see so many people disregard the warnings and cross the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wendyr712015
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We tried to stop in Pacific City to see the beach and the rock but it was sooo crowded that we could not find a place to park our 30 feet long RV. We drove a bit further to the North and found a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon Coast! The views from the sand dunes are stunning. Little Haystack Rock dominates the skyline directly off the coast and supports several species of birds, as well as sea lions that love sunning themselves on the beach. Just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandi N
Reviewed 22 September 2018

What a gem on the Oregon Coast. Beautiful views of some very interesting rock formations along with a tremendous sand hill for hiking. Whales just off shore make for a great experience. Large variety of birds.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 16 September 2018

A very beautiful spot on the Oregon coast. There is also a haystack rock which has a jug handle on the side. After many years on the Oregon coast, I did not know there were more haystack rocks - I was told there were three...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This place is a must see on the Oregon Coast. Cape Kiwanda has a beautiful walking beach area with a sand dune. If you don't feel like climbing the sand dune, Cape Kiwanda still has a lot to see and without the crowds . We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrey N
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were there the third weekend of August, just before school and there was no shortage of idiots around. There is a paved driveway that goes most of the way to the beach and this particular beach, it is legal to drive on...that is, IF...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stacey G
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27 June 2017|
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Response from Jcwill5 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are--they are at the top of the parking lot. As you look back towards the road from the parking lot next to the Pelican Brewing Co, you'll see an unmarked, non-descript small building on the upper left. That's it... More
Patrice O
19 March 2017|
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Response from Bob K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cape Kiwanda has dog visitors and they all have fun!
Jennifer C
18 January 2017|
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Response from Daryl L | Reviewed this property |
I think you can swim - I've seen plenty of folks wading in the surf when its not too rough. I think why folks don't swim is that the mornings are foggy & the afternoons are windy & finally the water is COLD! Also I'd be... More