Oswald West State Park
Stretching along four miles of coastline in dense, temperate rainforest, Oswald West State Park has a beautifully secluded sandy beach and miles of trails leading to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The 2,484-acre park is popular with surfers, hikers and beach goers and has much to offer in the way of recreation. Short Sand Beach, in a cove blanketed by forests and edged with volcanic basalt and sandstone cliffs, is just a half-mile walk through the woods from the main parking lot. The park offers miles of hiking trails.
A 13-mile stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail weaves its way through the entire park, starting at the community of Arch Cape and extending south towards the town of Manzanita. Two prominent headlands, Cape Falcon and Neah-kah-nie Mountain are located in the park and offer great hikes. Park in one of four parking lots along Highway 101 and enter one of the best preserved coastal rainforests in Oregon. Oswald West does not offer camping.