Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is a state park near Tillamook, Oregon. The park encompasses 185 acres of area to enjoy and explore. As a part of the Three Capes Scenic Route, along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout, Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area has stunning views and is one of the best places on the beautiful Oregon Coast to watch the waves.
Also the home of the Pacific Dory Fleet, the boat launching area is just south of the cape. North of the cape is a popular stretch of beach for picnicking. The park features hiking trails and lookout points that offer beautiful sea views. Kite flying is another popular activity at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area is open year-round. The park is a day-use park only. No overnight visits are allowed, and there are no reservations necessary. With beach access comes all the associated recreational activity options: fishing, swimming, enjoying the sand and the sights, and taking a walk with your family or your furry companions.
Always bring waste bags and pick up pet waste. Keep the beach as clean as you found it so others can continue to enjoy it. If you bring your dog with you on your visit to Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, be respectful of park rules and other guests. Keep your dog on a reasonably short leash and do not allow them to disturb other visitors or local wildlife.
Do not cross the fenced areas, as they are for your protection and safety. Some parts of the sandstone can crumble unexpectedly and result in serious injury or death. Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited. Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area has plenty of sand, great views, tide pools, and it makes a great place to bring your furbaby and other family for a relaxing and enjoyable day at the beach.