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Oswald West State Park - Short Sand Beach Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Lizann Dunegan, Best Easy Day Hikes: Oregon's North Coast (Falcon Guides).
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