Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, OR, USA

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Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, OR, USA

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Relaxing on the Oregon shores

The sleepy beachfront town of Pacific City serves as the gateway to the Cape Kiwanda. The state national park makes up one of the Three Capes Scenic Loop which includes Cape Lookout and Cape Meares. The rocky landscape, sea stacks, and tranquil dunes of the park have hiking trails that look down over Nestucca Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This is also a place for those seeking outdoors adventure, with surfers using the Cape Kiwanda vacation rentals as a base to hit the waves during the sunny, warm summers.

A rocky coastline and sandy beaches

There is a lot to explore around Cape Kiwanda vacation rentals. During the summer, the Pacific beaches are busy with vacationers who fly their kites, play frisbee, beachcomb, and walk their dogs. If you want to learn to surf, there are several schools offering lessons and equipment hire. If you want a little exercise, there are some lovely hiking trails that work their way along the coastline. It's also possible to rent bicycles, sand boards, sea kayaks or fishing and crabbing lines. And, if you fancy seeing the gentle giants of the sea, boats head out on daily tours to catch a glimpse of whales.

Delve into the history of the region

For such a small place, Pacific City and the surrounding towns are awash with attractions to keep you busy when you are staying in one of the Cape Kiwanda vacation rentals. If you're interested in aviation, the Tillamook Naval Air Station Museum chronicles the history of planes in World War 2. Meanwhile, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum houses thousands of artifacts and photographs from the first settlers to the area, and hosts guest speakers and art classes. South of Pacific City, the North Lincoln County Historical Museum is located within an old fire station.

A mild oceanic climate

The oceanic weather along the Pacific Coast keeps the state park and town generally mild. The spring brings in sea breezes, but the skies are clear and bright. During summer, the Cape Kiwanda vacation rentals get booked out when travelers descend on the coast for hot weather and great surf. Fall brings in cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, when means you might have many of the hiking trails all to yourself. During winter, it does snow, but the warm museums and cozy restaurants and cafes overlooking the windswept beaches still draw travelers in.

Secluded coves and towering monoliths

Cape Kiwanda is the smallest, but arguably the most scenic of Three Capes. The scenery of eroded sandstone cliffs, towering sand dunes and secluded coves are truly beautiful. Huge monoliths, including Haystack Rock, rise out of the Pacific Ocean, and are continually bombarded by waves. The strong winds work up the swells, creating ideal conditions for surfing and bodyboarding. These winds are also used by paragliders and hang gliders who circle overhead in the morning thermals – it makes a great way to look down over the state park's gorgeous countryside.