Oswald West State Park - Short Sand Beach

Tillamook, Oregon

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Take an amazing walk through a grove of old-growth coastal forest along the banks of Short Sand Creek to Short Sand Beach and Smugglers Cove in Oswald West State Park. Enjoy a day at the beach watching surfers and boogie boarders riding the waves, exploring tide pools, and enjoying gorgeous coastal scenery. This route takes you on an amazing walk through a giant stand of old-growth Sitka spruce, red cedar, and Douglas fir trees along the banks of picturesque Short Sands Creek. Start your journey at the wood trailhead sign located on the north side of the parking lot.Walk on the paved path as it leads you under the highway and descends at a gradual pace next to Short Sand Creek. Most likely you’ll share the trail with surfers and boogie boarders who are heading to Short Sand Beach and Smugglers Cove to spend the day riding waves.

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"Take an amazing walk through a grove of old-growth coastal forest along the banks of Short Sand Creek to Short Sand Beach and Smugglers Cove in Oswald West State Park. Enjoy a day at the beach watching surfers and boogie boarders riding the waves, exploring tide pools, and enjoying gorgeous coastal scenery.

This route takes you on an amazing walk through a giant stand of old-growth Sitka spruce, red cedar, and Douglas fir trees along the banks of picturesque Short Sands Creek. Start your journey at the wood trailhead sign located on the north side of the parking lot.Walk on the paved path as it leads you under the highway and descends at a gradual pace next to Short Sand Creek. Most likely you’ll share the trail with surfers and boogie boarders who are heading to Short Sand Beach and Smugglers Cove to spend the day riding waves."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tillamook
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round; best April - October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: USGS Arch Cape

Oswald West State Park - Short Sand Beach Reviews

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5/30/2017
Great short hike, one of my favorite beaches. There are several side loops if you want to explore the huge trees.
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Jun 2018