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
  • Kayak Tillamook County

    PO Box 1270
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141

    Welcome to the most extensive kayaking guide service on the Oregon Coast! Kayak Tillamook offers privately-scheduled kayak tours for groups year-round. Choose from dozens of locations along our 100 mile service area on Oregon's North Coast. Our seven estuary systems offer nearly 900 miles of flat-water paddling opportunities across 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.

Featured accommodations

  • Oregon Beach Vacations

    Seaside, Oregon

    Oregon Beach Vacations is the premiere vacation rental company on the Northern and Central Oregon Coast. Each rental property is unique in its location, decor and general feel. Oregon Beach Vacations offers over 250 homes and condominiums from North Bend to Gearhart with a wide variety of amenities including oceanfront locations, pet friendly homes, theatre rooms, hot tubs and gourmet kitchens. Discover the advantages of renting a cozy vacation home or luxury condominium from Oregon Beach Vacations. A professional team of reservation agents is ready 24/7 to help you plan your dream vacation at the Oregon Coast by providing helpful information about local activities, attractions and dining.

  • Inn at Cannon Beach

    3215 S Hemlock
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110

    Warm, Welcoming Rooms · Fireplaces · Spectacular Flower Gardens · Naturalized Pond · Forested Grounds · Hummingbirds · Woodpeckers ·Art Gallery · Short Block to Beach· Homemade Cookies · Family

Featured Events

  • Haystack Holidays

    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    Friday, Nov 14th, 2014 - Saturday, Dec 27th, 2014

    Beginning in mid-November, Cannon Beach plays host to Haystack Holidays, a series of holiday events designed to put visitors in the holiday spirit. Some of the events include a live theater performance of Beauty and the Beast at the Coaster Theatre November 14-December 27. The day after Thanksgiving, November 28, Cannon Beach shops and galleries celebrate Black Friday with Mimosa Madness where you’ll find special holiday deals and complimentary mimosas and refreshments from 8-11am. On December 6, Cannon Beach features several events including a popular Lamp Lighting Ceremony downtown at Sandpiper Square.

    The Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce has a way to give a gift to the Cannon Beach lover in your life: Haystack Dollars. Haystack Dollars can be purchased at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $10, $20, $30, $40 or $50 and may be used to purchase merchandise, products or services at almost 300 Chamber businesses from shops and restaurants to lodging.

    For more information about Haystack Holidays and Haystack Dollars, visit the chamber of commerce website Find special lodging offers and a schedule of events below.

    Women Only Weekend (November 14- 16)

    This is the time for women to get away and pamper themselves before the holiday season gets into full swing. Enjoy special rates, classes, a pajama party, workshops and special events. For a list of WOW Events & Accomodations, click here.

    Beauty and the Beast (November 14 – December 27)

    Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature. Ticket are available at

    Mimosa Madness (November 28)

    A shopping extravaganza! Refreshments and deals can be found all around town from 8am until 11am. For more details, please call La Luna Loca at (503)-436-0774 or visit

    Gift Wrapping (November 28)

    Have your Mimosa Madness purchases wrapped with flair at our gift wrap station located in the Coaster Theatre from 9am until 2pm

    Cannon Beach in Lights (November 28 – December 18)

    Showcase your sparkle and participate in a festive contest for residents of Cannon Beach. Light displays will be up the entire month of December. 

    Holiday Wreath Making (November 29 & December 6)

    Get creative at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 11am until 3pm. This wreath making event even comes with an instructor – along with refreshments and holiday music!

    Old English-style Tea (December 6)

    Cozy up at the Cannon Beach Library from 1pm until 4pm. Refreshments include tea, cider, and homemade goodies by the fire. For more information, please call (503)-436-1391

    Lamp Lighting Ceremony (December 6)

    Join us in Sandpiper Square for a beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition at 4pm. You’ll find treats and refreshments after the ceremony as well. For more information, call 503-436-2618

    Cannon Beach Chorus Christmas Concert (December 7)

    Celebrate the sounds of the season at the Cannon Beach Community Church. The performance begins at 7pm and tickets are $10 per person. For more information, call 503-436-0378

    Pictures with Santa (December 13)

    Santa Claus is coming to town, so here’s your photo op at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 1pm until 4pm. Ho Ho Ho!

  • Cannon Beach Yoga Festival

    Downtown Cannon Beach
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    Friday, Mar 6th, 2015 - Sunday, Mar 8th, 2015

    An esteemed faculty of world class yoga teachers offer workshops in Cannon Beach, Oregon for a weekend of yoga, meditation, music, health & wellness treatments and festivities.

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