It's a place where the stunning beauty of nature mingles with all the amenities of a world class travel destination. In Cannon Beach, inspiration is around every corner with remarkable natural wonders surrounding this picturesque community with a reputation as one of America's best art towns. Sea birds circle Cannon Beach's famous Haystack Rock, rising 235 feet above the shoreline, and miles of soft sandy beach offer the setting for a picnic around the fire, a romantic stroll and explorations of fascinating natural areas. Colorful sea stars cling to rock formations at ocean's edge and panoramic views invite you to experience the scenic beauty and vibrant natural environments where the great Northwest rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean. With classic beach town character, the one-of-a-kind village of Cannon Beach beckons for exploration. Meandering pathways and courtyards spilling over with flowers lead to exciting discoveries including sensational shops, art galleries, cafes and bakeries.