Surfing at Short Sands

I’ve walked the white sands along the western coast of Nicaragua. I’ve played on the warm, sunny beaches of the Southern California shoreline. And I’ve built sandcastles beside the turquoise waters of Key West. But my favorite beach remains on the wild, rugged Oregon Coast.


Arch Cape

Arch Cape snugs up against Highway 101 between Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

Surfers are drawn to the big waves at nearby Oswald West State Park, while beachcombers and hikers delight in the long sweep of beach to a hidden waterfall at Hug Point State Recreation Site. Watch for storms and migrating whales from Cape Falcon, or curl up by the fire at a cozy B&B.

Trip Ideas

  • Hiking Tour of the Oregon Coast

    Traverse rainforest, discover picture-perfect ocean views or trek through an otherworldly landscape of seemingly endless giant sand dunes. Hikers will discover astonishing opportunities to explore the natural wonders of the Oregon Coast on trails in...
  • Tails & Trails: Hiking the Coast with a Dog

    Oregon Coast dogs are the most spoiled in America. And why wouldn’t they be? Look at the variety places they get to choose from on any given day, rain or shine. It’s a place that...
  • Oregon Cannons Come Home

    Rich Mulcahy likes to say, “When the tide goes out, my treasure table is set.” There’s something about treasure hunting that’s irresistible and compelling; especially when it touches Oregon history and offers unique outdoor adventures...
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