Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area

  General Advisory 11/07/17
Nov. 7, 2018: A shark has been sited in the waters off Cape Kiwanda. Caution signs are posted in the area.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Viewpoint
  • Wildlife
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing

Cape Kiwanda is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout). Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it is one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action. Pacific City is the home of the Pacific Dory Fleet. South of Cape Kiwanda is the dory boat launching area. North of Cape Kiwanda to Tierra Del Mar is a stretch of beach popular with picnickers. Kiwanda provides great hang gliding and kite flying opportunities.

Important: some cliffside areas of the park are fenced for your safety. Don't cross the fence line. There are great views from the established viewpoints. Beyond the fence, the sandstone cliff edge can crumble without warning. Seven people have died falling into the ocean and onto the rocks since 2009. A special work group made of state and local officials, local businesses and residents, and emergency first responders will meet to discuss and propose action on this issue.