Catch Gas Chambers at Cape Kiwanda State Park to surf waves up to 12 feet high. Avoid the crowds. Because the water is very cold, beach traffic is minimal; shark attacks can occur. Get some value out of your SUV--driving is permitted on the beach. Have a beer with the local surfers at a brewpub that overlooks the break.

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Beach Review of Cape Kiwanda

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Cape Kiwanda's six-story dune is one of its finest features. It's steep, so pace yourself on the way down—a face plant at these angles won't be softened much by sand.
  • Watch Pacific City's famous Dory Fleet launch into the surf near this spot (Pacific City has no dock or harbor).
  • From extreme high tide to extreme low tide, the entire area is part of a designated Marine Garden.

Pacific City, Oregon
Price: free

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Telephone Number: (800) 551-6949
Price Information: free
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