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Oregon Coast Region
Oswald West State Park
Oswald West State Park © Victor Echevarria
Western Meadow Lark ©
Western Meadow Lark
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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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
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.
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