Cannon Beach - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Cannon Beach

Famous for Haystack Rock towering 235 feet from the edge of the shoreline, long sandy stretches of beach and beautiful State Parks nearby, Cannon Beach offers an exceptional Oregon Coast experience only 90 minutes from Portland. A walk along the beach is a visual treat, with ever-changing vistas of ocean, mountains and rugged coastal outcroppings including Haystack Rock, a National Wildlife Refuge where visitors will discover colorful tide pools and nesting seabirds including Tufted Puffins. Just minutes from downtown Cannon Beach is Ecola State Park, perched dramatically on the edge of a headland and offering panoramic coastal views, easy walking paths to scenic picnic areas and extensive hiking trails.

The picturesque small-town village by the sea is easily walkable and visitors can explore meandering pathways, enjoy public art and courtyards spilling over with flowers. Known as one of the Northwest’s top art towns, Cannon Beach is filled with art galleries, specialty shops, cafes and fine dining restaurants. Visitors can watch glassblowers at work in their studio or attend year-round live theater performances. A wide selection of luxurious oceanfront lodgings overlook this remarkable stretch of coastline, putting visitors just steps from scenic wonders and minutes from outstanding recreation areas and exceptional Oregon Coast sightseeing.

The beauty of Cannon Beach has not gone unnoticed. Featured in Stephen Leatherman’s book, America’s Best Beaches, Cannon Beach was rated Best Overall Beach in the state of Oregon. It was named one of America’s Best 100 Art Towns by author John Villani and National Geographic listed Cannon Beach as “one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places” in their June 2013 issue.

Major annual events include the Northwest’s longest running sandcastle contest; arts festivals including the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Spring Unveiling and Plein Air & More; a yoga festival and the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival.

 


Featured activities

  • Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce

    PO Box 64
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503-436-2623
  • Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Off Hwy. 101, 2 miles north of Cannon Beach
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97141

    West of Tillamook Head, this lighthouse was constructed on top of a rock 1.2 miles seaward off Tillamook Head in 1881. The construction of this particular lighthouse was thought to be incredibly risky, but its five workers beat the odds. Because this lighthouse was built on a rock, it is not accessible to the public. However, visitors can easily see it and a beautiful view of the surrounding ocean from Ecola State Park and Seaside. This lighthouse stands 133 feet above sea level with 62-foot-high tower on basalt rock islet. Exposure to storm waves led to the nickname "Terrible Tilly." It was replaced by a whistle buoy in 1957 and is the only privately owned Oregon coast lighthouse on the National Registry of Historic Places; now used as a columbarium, a storage place for ashes of the deceased.

Featured dining

  • Public Coast Brewing Co.

    264 Third Street
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503-436-0285

    Public Coast Brewing proudly celebrates three great Oregon traditions: our 363 miles of publicly owned coastline, delicious craft beers brewed on site, and tasty Northwest food. We use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, to bring you the juiciest burgers, fresh-catch fish and chips, house-made root beer, delicious stout shakes, and the best onion rings on the Coast. Lots of indoor seating, a seasonal, dog-friendly outdoor patio, wrap-around bar, big windows onto the beer-making process and a fun selection of kid’s activities will keep everyone entertained. Stop in for our weekly small-batch beers with unusual recipes and seasonal flavors, or grab a growler to go.

Featured accommodations

  • Cannon Beach Property Management

    3188 S Hemlock
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503.436.2021

    We have a wide variety of vacation retreats – you can choose from an amazing oceanfront home, stellar ocean view property, or charming cottage, close to the beach. For family vacations, romantic getaways, reunions, retreats, or just a weekend escape to get re-acquainted with nature – we have the ideal place to stay. Our properties have a range of amenities to make your visit even more memorable – from the latest in flat screen technology and internet access to the family games you remember from childhood. Cannon Beach is a spectacular vacation destination and our family has called it home for generations. Our personal approach to customer service and care delivers a vacation experience that truly is exceptional. Contact us today and we’ll help you reserve that perfect beach getaway.

  • Stephanie Inn

    2740 S Pacific
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (866) 966-1176

    Offering the comfort and elegance of a boutique luxury hotel, the oceanfront Stephanie Inn invites you to retreat, relax and indulge yourself in beautiful Cannon Beach. With a full range of spa services, specialty experiences, and the finest Pacific Northwest cuisine on the Oregon Coast, your time with us will be unforgettable. Come discover why this beautiful coastal hotel remains an enduring Northwest icon.

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