Cape Kiwanda is a tiny beach community located on the northern Oregon Coast. Although the town itself is very small, the beaches and state park here are among some of the most beautiful I’ve seen in Oregon. The beach at Cape Kiwanda is known for the large rock formation named Haystack Rock, located a half mile off the shore. Although not as famous as the Haystack Rock located at Cannon Beach, it is quite a sight to behold. It stands 340 feet, 100 feet taller than its more famous namesake to the north.
The expansive beach here was teeming with activity! Beach goers could be seen flying kits, para-gliding, surfing, climbing and sledding down the massive sand dunes, and exploring the interesting tide pools. This beach had something for everyone on this sunny February weekend! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning here!
Using Nehalem Bay or Cape Lookout as a home base, this will be an area we definitely will want to visit again and again!