Surf Smuggler Cove

Oregon Smuggler Cove

Added by George Bruce Wilson

  • Great spot to Surf
  • If you've got your wetsuit, you can jump in for a swim
  • Great spot to have a beach bonfire
  • Exploring tide pools

The beach in Oswald West State Park is one of the more secluded beaches on the Oregon coast. Most tourists tend to stay by Canon Beach and Seaside, Oregon, so this little gem gets much less traffic.

The parking lot is right on the highway with plenty of parking, a bathroom, and a drinking fountain. You hike under the freeway and down a well groomed path for about a half a mile. Eventually, you arrive at Smugglers Cove, and it is beautiful. This is possibly one of the best beaches to be on. This spot is very popular for surfing so count on sharing some water. The beach is much larger than at first glance and is pretty shallow so you can walk pretty far out there. It's definitely one of the most scenic places to surf. Practice leave no trace ethics. No camping is allowed at the beach.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Food
  • Surfboard
  • Wetsuit
  • Friends
  • Lots of Psych
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Chillin, Fishing, Hiking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle, Surfing, Swimming

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Spring, Summer, Autumn



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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about 1 year ago

Gnarly surf spot

Great place to surf on the Oregon coast, scenic and absolutely brilliant. Great vibes and friendly folk.

about 1 year ago

Added by George Bruce Wilson

I am a professional photographer/Film-maker based out of the beautiful state of Utah. I have always loved being able to create. From luxury furniture to adventure films. Creation is a huge passion of mine as well as the outdoors. Anytime I can't mix those two together, I am thrilled! You can find my work at and in social media @threepeakfilms

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