Oregon's Hidden Gem: Cape Kiwanda

Sand dunes, cliffs, an arch in the ocean, and an expansive beach? Cape Kiwanda has it all, and it's one of the best kept secrets when it comes to the Oregon Coast (sorry we're sharing it, locals!). Whether you're coming with your family, your friends, or even by yourself, the area is just full of beauty. The craft brewery on the beach doesn't hurt either...


We first heard about Cape Kiwanda from our friend Alyssa almost two years ago, and we've been obsessed with it ever since. We set out for a little hike with our friends Alexis, Shayd, Bryan, and Alyssa! 

Cape Kiwanda has all the benefits of Cannon Beach, like sandy beaches and a cool arch, without all the tourist chaos. Have you ever tried to navigate Cannon Beach during the summer? It's outrageous! Cape Kiwanda is definitely the more chill, local beach to visit along the Oregon Coast. 

To get to the Cape, you just need to hike up the huge sand dunes, and then duck under a fence...it sounds more intimidating than it actually is. And it's soooo worth these views! But be careful on the cliffs and proceed at your own risk. The Oregon coast is truly one of the most peaceful places on earth. 

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more of our Oregon Coast adventures <3