Clatsop Spit is a giant sand spit on the Pacific coast along U.S. Route 101 between Astoria and the north end of Tillamook Head in Clatsop County, northwest Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Clatsop Spit was formed by Columbia River sediment brought to the coast by the river flow after the last ice age ended approximately 8500 years ago and the ocean level rose. Here it was worked over and shaped by the wind and the waves until a vast and sandy plain was formed.Using our world travel planner, Astoria attractions like Clatsop Spit can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
In regular conversation, referring to Clatsop Spit usually refers to the northern end of the spit: the area that is bound by the Pacific to the west and the Columbia River to the northeast. In the past, the spit was known as Clatsop Sands.
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Came on a very stormy, windy and rainy day. This place provides all the power of mother nature! The views of the very powerful ocean from the viewing platform was one I will not forget. Respect the... more »
Take the time to go to the Clatsop Spit while your in Astoria or in the area. My wife and I spent a few hours just relaxing and taking in the beauty of God's Creation. more »
Nice views here. Try to come when it isn’t too windy.
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