Rock at Cape Kiwanda
: Also called Haystack Rock; Cape Kiwanda
State Natural Area, Pacific City
With gourmet kitchens, heated slate bathroom floors, and private decks, they're a civilized launching pad for days spent peering into tidepools at Cape Kiwanda
marine gardens or combing McPhillips beach--the locals' secret strand just over the famously steep sand dune.
West Coast Bank VP-Relationship Manager Jan Jensen is also a board member for the American Lung Association and is recruiting company team members to host the Portland starting point and the Cape Kiwanda
finish line in Pacific City.
State Natural Area (Pacific City) - Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout), Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it's one of the best places to experience spectacular wave action.
Ever watched the dory fleet launch from the beach at the foot of Cape Kiwanda
in Pacific City, crashing through the breakers?
For pure fun, head to Pacific City and climb the 125-foot sand dune on the south side of Cape Kiwanda
That adage will be put to the test at the 10th annual Cape Kiwanda
Longboard Contest, a two-day surfing competition that starts Saturday in Pacific City.
The zone sponsors are IBM, Pelican Pub and The Inn at Cape Kiwanda
, Hawthorn Farm Athletic Club and The Curry Coastal Pilot.
And they obviously know the terrain - although their directions on how to find Cape Kiwanda
by car are less helpful than their directions on how to hike up and then down to the cape's best spot to shoot surf-crashing waves.
This weekend, about 175 surfers will compete in the sixth annual Cape Kiwanda
At Cape Kiwanda
, for example, Ranker said it's common to see 200 people on the beach and another hundred in the water on any given summer day.
She was named after Cape Kiwanda
on the Oregon Coast.