Things to Do in Arch Cape, Oregon

Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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Whether you’re looking for epic coastal hikes, golfing by the ocean, surfing on a remote beach, or sand boarding a dune, you can find it all at the Oregon Coast.

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North Coast

Hug Point State Recreation Site

 Hug Point State Recreation Site offers an easy access to the beach, a peek at some interesting local history and loads of scenic beauty. Just 5 miles south of Cannon Beach, this little wayside includes forested picnic areas, a restroom...

Arch Cape, OR

503-812-0650

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North Coast

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. This vast, scenic treasure is without a doubt...

Arch Cape, OR

503-812-0650

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North Coast

Neahkahnie Mountain

Towering above Manzanita, the 1,680-foot Neahkahnie Mountain is a famous peak in the Oregon Coast Range. Hike to the top via the Oregon Coast Trail or access the Short Sand South Trailhead near Highway 101.

Oswald West State Park
Arch Cape, OR

503-842-3182

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