Existing as part of one of the only temperate rainforests in North America, Oswald West State Park is home to beautiful sandy beaches and multiple paths and trails that provide incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Locals often refer visitors to Oswald West State Park because of it's singular, breathtaking sights that keep even the locals coming back.
A total of 37 miles of hiking trails and walking paths exist here at Oswald West State Park, including a 13-mile stretch of the famous Oregon Coast Trail and runs the entire length of Oswald West State Park. The park suggests that guests start their journey at either Cape Falcon or Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain.
You can take these paths out of the park to one of two surrounding cities, Manzanita or Arch Cape, or you can follow one of the many loops that wind through the lush, temperate greenery just off of the coast. These preserved coastal rainforests are some of the few remaining in the United States, and should not be missed.
Canines are welcome to accompany guests provided they stay leashed up throughout their stay. Owners should come prepared with baggies and all other essentials to take care of any messes their dogs might leave behind. Surfing is a big sport in Oswald West State Park, with several competitions being held throughout the summer months.
Board rental is offered inside of the Oswald West State Park, with several half-day and full-day options available for all skill levels. Lifeguards are posted, but park officials would like to remind guests that this is a dangerous sport, and should be attempted at your own risk.
In addition to surfing, public swimming is available at the Oswald West State Park in a marked off area near the northern edge of the beach. Canines are welcome on the beach as long as they stay restrained, and owners need to clean up any refuse left behind.