Oswald West State Park - Short Sand Beach

Tillamook, Oregon 97141

Oswald West State Park - Short Sand Beach

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."

More Oswald West State Park - Short Sand Beach Professional Reviews and Guides

"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. Trail surface: Paved path and gravel path.

Oswald West State Park covers 2,474 acres and encompasses some of the most beautiful landscapes on the Oregon Coast. It houses Neahkahnie Mountain,Arch Cape, Cape Falcon, Smugglers Cove, and Short Sand Beach. The park was named after Governor Oswald West, who was in office from 1911 to 1915. The state park features many hiking trails and a walk-in campground.The sites are first-come, first-served, and the campground fills up rapidly on summer weekends."

Oswald West State Park - Short Sand Beach Reviews

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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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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Nov 2018