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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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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:

  • Icefire Glassworks

    Icefire Glassworks

    The live glassblowing studio of Cannon Beach artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland features a viewing area where you can watch the artist at work. more info

  • Elements By the Sea Spa Hallmark Resort

    Elements By the Sea Spa Hallmark Resort

    Indulge in the peaceful fundamentals of feng shui, aromatherapy and the essential elements. Let us take you on an extraordinary sensory journey with treatments designed to restore your signature balance, using creative and advanced techniques... more info

  • Sundance Wellness Center

    Sundance Wellness Center

    For the finest relaxation and well-being services in Cannon Beach, experience the Sundance Wellness Center, located in the heart of our lovely resort. Our center features an authentic Finnish Sauna, professional therapeutic massages, acupuncture and... 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! The museum offers interactive children’s exhibits, a Native American longhouse, the original Cannon Beach cannon, and more. It’s fun for... more info

  • Sea Ranch Stables / TUMI Enterprises, Inc.

    Sea Ranch Stables / TUMI Enterprises, Inc.

    Start your day with a horseback ride to Haystack Rock or Chapman Point! Make reservations in person, Monday – Saturday, 9am-4:30pm, or drop in for a daily 9am ride by 8:30am. Available mid-May through Labor... more info

  • Ocean Spa

    Ocean Spa

    A luxury Spa located in the heart of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Offering high quality Massage Therapy and Skin Care. Manicures, Pedicures, Spray Tanning and Hair. Also, featuring our custom color therapy and steam sauna. more info

  • Coaster Theatre

    Coaster Theatre

    For 45 years the Coaster Theatre has produced quality community theatre. In addition to plays and musicals the theatre presents special events throughout the year and educational opportunities. Call or visit online for more information. more info

  • Cannon Beach Spa

    Cannon Beach Spa

    18 years in Cannon Beach! Specializing in Stress relief, Relaxation massage, Shiatsu, Thai, deep tissue. Facials and wraps. Japanese Foot Spa. Downtown Cannon Beach. New garden entrance at the ​rear of the building. Parking lot. more info

  • The Lost Art of Nursing

    The Lost Art of Nursing

    Come see paintings, WWI & II posters, Red Cross memorabilia, magazine covers, advertisements, poems, sheet music, books, dolls, and toys that celebrate nursing. Open summer Saturday afternoons and by appointment year around. Free admission. more info

  • Life’s a Beach Sand Castles

    Life’s a Beach Sand Castles

    Have you been to the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest? Ever wonder how the pros make those towering monuments of sculpted-sand beauty? Let us help you answer that very question. We offer sandcastle building and sculpting... more info

  • Cannon Beach Mobile Massage

    We bring the relaxing and therapeutic spa experience to you. Enjoy our on-site treatments in the privacy and convenience of your home, vacation rental, hotel suite or office. Serving Cannon Beach through Manzanita.

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