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Oswald West State Park

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Oswald West State Park
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Step out of your vehicle and into a place with natural beauty that truly inspires. Just a quarter mile from any of the parking areas to the beach, yet the rigors of everyday life are stripped away by the time your feet hit the sand. Although the walk is short, there are several different trails to the beach and lead you to the Cape Falcon overlook or to the Pacific Coast Trail. Be sure to pick up a map on the way into the park. All of the trails to the beach are through a mature forest; one trail follows the winding path of the Short Sands creek. This trail gives way to the spectacular view of the ocean and the creek meeting. This is your first glimpse of the ocean and Short Sands beach.

The beach is nestled in a cove that provides you with a feeling of total privacy. Popular with windsurfers and boogie boarders, the beach is always alive with activity. Surrounded by the mountains, the beach at Oswald West gives you a sense of being transported away from the trials of everyday life. Lose yourself; find Oswald West State Park.

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May 7 It was our favorite Camping Spot by jacobsonfamily
Our family loved camping at the park, with the road and cars some distance from the campground it was real camping. I hope they re-open the campground soon.
August 23 One of my favorites. Currently closed by dinjas
This park is currently closed to camping pending investigation of the condition of the trees in the area. Apparently one 11 ft. in diameter fell in the park over a couple of campsites in June 2008.
July 7 short sands by lpearson
the bast beach camping we oregonians have....if you can get a spot. thisplace is generally packed so if youre looking for a site get there early.
May 23 one of my favorite by Roger
I have had the pleasure of going to Short Sands aka Oswaled West for more then 40 years it is one of the most beautiful parks in Oregon, the park has changed alot over the years, but it is still a spectacular park to visit and I hope it is still around for my grandchildrens children to visit. Places like this keep getting more commercialized every year lets hope it never happens to Short Sands aka Oswald West.

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Oregon Beach Vacations - Lincoln City, ORCottages and Cabins
Oregon Beach Vacations chooses our Oregon vacation rentals very carefully. Each home is personally screened prior to acceptance, and we work closely with the property owners to ensure that every Oregon coast rental continues to meet our high standards. Each rental has certain amenities to make it special. You may never want to leave
Web Site: oregonbeachvacations.com
57.2 miles from park*
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