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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.

Top Sights & Recreation:

  • Ecola State Park

    Ecola State Park

    This day-use park offers panoramic views and is one of the coast's best points for spotting Gray Whales on their twice annual migration. The main viewpoint area offers paved walking trails and hiking trailheads. The Indian Beach parking area features beach access and additional hiking trails including the Tillamook Head Trail crossing over the headland, six miles to Seaside. more info

  • Haystack Rock

    Haystack Rock

    This 235-foot monolith at the shore's edge is part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is home to the State's most easily viewed colony of Tufted Puffins during the breeding season. The tide pool area at its base is one of Oregon's seven designated Marine Garden protected areas. more info

  • Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

    Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site

    Take in views of Haystack Rock from the south end of Cannon Beach at Tolovana Park. The site offers beach access, a playground, picnic areas, restrooms and large parking lot. The beach is easily accessible from nearby accommodations and a short distance to downtown Cannon Beach.

  • Oswald West State Park

    Oswald West State Park

    2,484 acres of park offer stunning roadside viewpoints from the edge of Neahkahnie Mountain and several miles of hiking trails. A short trail leads to Short Sand Beach and hiking trails extend to the end of Cape Falcon and climb Neahkahnie Mountain. The park also includes a 13-mile stretch of the Oregon Coast Trail. more info

  • Hug Point State Recreation Site

    Hug Point State Recreation Site

    Hug Point features beach access and, at lower tides, you can walk north just around the point where you will find sea caves, a small waterfall and the remains of the old roadway that once hugged the cliff side when the beach was was the main thoroughfare before the construction of the coast highway. more info

  • Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Constructed in 1880 and decommissioned in 1957, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, also known as Terrible Tilly, still battles the waves from atop her rugged rock formation just off the Seaside and Cannon Beach coastline. The best views of the lighthouse can be seen from Ecola State Park. more info

  • Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site

    Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site

    Featuring picnic areas, beach access and views of rock formations and tidepools, Arcadia Beach is located just two miles south of Cannon Beach.

Other Attractions:

  • Elements By the Sea Spa Hallmark Resort

    Elements By the Sea Spa Hallmark Resort

    We offer treatments that restore your signature balance, using creative and advanced techniques. more info

  • Puffin Wines Tasting Room

    Puffin Wines Tasting Room

    Sample Cannon Beach’s award winning Puffin wines. Enjoy with a cheese or charcuterie board. more info

  • Coaster Theatre

    Coaster Theatre

    A community theater playhouse stages plays, musicals and special events throughout the year. more info

  • Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

    Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

    Discover the hidden treasures of Cannon Beach at this museum, where history comes to life! more info

  • Sea Ranch Stables / TUMI Enterprises, Inc.

    Sea Ranch Stables / TUMI Enterprises, Inc.

    Guided horseback rides on the beach for the entire family. more info

  • Sundance Wellness Center

    Sundance Wellness Center

    Authentic Finnish sauna, professional therapeutic massages, acupuncture and aromatherapy services. more info

  • The Lost Art of Nursing

    The Lost Art of Nursing

    An outstanding collection of Red Cross ephemera, wartime posters and memorabilia. more info

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