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.
Kayak Tillamook County
Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook County offers privately-scheduled Paddle Board and Kayak Tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations from Cannon Beach to Lincoln City. Our seven estuary systems offers flat-water paddling on six coastal bays, dozens of rivers, scores of intimate sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. We can satisfy practically any flat-water experience desired. Encounter river otters, harbor seals, mink, elk, raptors and seabirds while paddling your own kayak or sharing a tandem. We are professionally trained and certified staff, and registered with the Oregon State Marine Board. Beginners and novices welcome! From November to March individual thermoses of Hot Apple Cider are served, each with a fresh cinnamon stick inside.
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
Public Coast Brewing Co.
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.
Land's End at Cannon Beach
Land's End at Cannon Beach is a cozy, 15 room inn with spacious, light-filled suites and studios and fabulous ocean views. Most of the suites and studios have whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and balconies. The suites have fully equipped kitchenettes. All rooms are dog friendly and smoke free. Land's End is located on the ocean in the heart of downtown Cannon Beach, just steps away from the beach and world class galleries, shops and restaurants. Relax in the outdoor whirlpool spa, rain or shine. Take a morning walk to explore tide pools at Haystack Rock. Enjoy the sea breeze from the oceanfront terrace, where the Pacific sunsets are spectacular events. Hiking, surfing, fishing, golf, horseback riding, historic sites, and family amusements are just minutes away.
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.
Randall David Tipton exhibit at White Bird Gallery
Randall David Tipton had his first solo show at White Bird Gallery in 1987, over the past 30 years the artist has developed a highly original painting style that stems from improvisation within the familiar. The long-time Portland artist uses landscape as a guiding orientation in his paintings, creating scenes based on the artists experiences in various places he has visited.
Coming of age in the late 20th century, Tipton’s innovative process is informed by the improvisational aspects of Abstract Expressionism as a more direct link to the unconscious. His introspective paintings also stem from a belief in the restorative qualities of nature.
Within Tipton’s canvases, abstraction is used to emphasize the most attractive elements of a scene. Alluding to the landscape in a sensual way rather than literally, Tipton’s resonant color choices point to the transcendental aspects of the natural world.
His emotive compositions challenge the relationship between foreground and background with elements of light and depth that further the degree of abstraction amongst his recognizable subjects. Balancing activated painterly brushwork with quiet moments of gentle hues and ethereal space, Tipton’s paintings have an undeniable authenticity.
Randall David Tipton works in both oil and watermedia. He studied under Richard Diebenkorn in 1985 in the masters class at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Art. His work is included in several prominent collections such as the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador and Newsweek.
Exhibit runs September 1 – October 16, Artist demonstration September 23rd at 2PM
Stormy Weather Arts Festival
Three full days of art and musical events are planned for the 30th Annual Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival, November 3-5, 2017. Popular festival events include Art in Action and a spotlight concert each year. The festival has also added the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show and Brews, Blues & Barbeques events. Throughout the weekend, the town’s galleries will present special events showcasing the artists they represent, with many of the artists on hand to present their latest works, conduct demonstrations or discuss their work.