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.
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
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.
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.
Arch Cape Inn & Retreat
Step out of your vehicle and into a world with beauty so dramatic it quiets the mind and stirs the heart. Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, an oasis of art, romance, nature and exquisite food and wine.
Inn at Cannon Beach
Warm, Welcoming Rooms · Fireplaces · Spectacular Flower Gardens · Naturalized Pond · Forested Grounds · Hummingbirds · Woodpeckers ·Art Gallery · Short Block to Beach· Homemade Cookies · Family
HAYDAY! 40 Oregon Beers, 1 Epic Beer Fest
Public Coast Brewing Co., named after Oregon’s 363 miles of free and open coastline, is the presenting sponsor of HAYDAY! 40 Oregon Beers, 1 Epic Beer Fest. Taking place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Haystack Gardens in Cannon Beach, the event will feature 40 Oregon craft brews, including coastal breweries and beyond and – of course – the new People’s Pale from Public Coast.
Guests will enjoy fantastic eats from the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge’s Executive Chef Josh Archibald and his mobile smokehouse, with desserts by Ruby Jewel Ice Cream. Music to be performed by Nate Bodsford.
Where: Haystack Gardens, 148 E. Gower, Cannon Beach, Ore. 97110
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. (VIP access begins at noon)
- General: $25 (includes commemorative glass, lanyard and six event tokens)
- VIP: $50 (includes early entry to the event, special barrel tastings, commemorative glass, lanyard, six event tokens, food voucher, non-alcoholic beverage offerings and a pretzel necklace)
- Designated driver VIP: $15
No pets or minors will be permitted at HAYDAY!
Cottage & Garden Tour
Join the tour that Sunset Magazine calls the “best autumn event” in Cannon Beach and support Cannon Beach’s only history museum. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour historic cottages, grand beach homes, lodges and inviting gardens. Other weekend highlights include a concert with soulful Kelsey Mousley, a luncheon lecture with cultural geographer Dr. Doug Deur and an English-style garden tea.