Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range, rests Cannon Beach. The city is famed for its forested headlands, towering monoliths and miles of pristine, sandy beaches.
Haystack Rock is a famous landmark. Other attractions readily reached from town include Ecola State Park, Indian and Crecent Beaches, the Bird Rocks and Silver Point. Tillamook Rock Lighthouse is visible out to sea, amidst vistas of waves and seasonal populations of birds. Miles of beach, wooded areas, hiking trails, and parks offer plenty of healthy diversions in the great outdoors.
Attractive business districts provide shops, galleries and services. Community theater, art exhibitions and music events occur year-round.
The Pacific strand running along Cannon Beach’s 3 1/2 miles is a luminous stage, framed on the north end by the “Bird Rocks” and to the south by the monoliths of Silver Point. A walk along the beach is always a visual treat, with its vistas of ocean, mountains and rugged coastal outcroppings.
The delight of breezes pulling a kite aloft is a constant in Cannon Beach. Kite flying, playing games, picnics, bonfires: a day in the sand is well accommodated here. For those who wish to stroll and enjoy the sights, the shore along Cannon Beach provides a variety of environments to savor; from the gregarious crowds of summer at Ecola Creek to the quiet and meditative stretches towards Silver Point.
The beauty and serenity of the shores along Cannon Beach has not gone unnoticed. Featured in Stephen Leatherman’s book, America’s Best Beaches, the margin of sand bordering Cannon Beach was rated Best Overall Beach in the state of Oregon. Author John Villani names Cannon Beach as one of America’s Best 100 Art Towns. National Geographic listed Cannon Beach as “one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places” in their June 2013 issue.
Kayak Tillamook County
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.
Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
The Surfsand Resort is nestled at the foot of Haystack Rock and has sweeping ocean views to the north and south. These views include not only Haystack Rock but also Tillamook Head Lighthouse. Located just 70 miles due west of Portland, this oceanfront resort welcomes guests with warmth and hospitality. You do not even need to bring your own beach blanket; upon request, the Surfsand cabana staff will provide you with everything from a Frisbee to a bundle of firewood for your evening bonfire. You also have your choice of either a pet friendly or a non-pet room among the 97 completely updated guest rooms the resort offers. The many different room styles offer amenities including Tempur-Pedic beds, gas fireplaces, soaking tubs and high-speed wireless internet. The resort also features a beautiful year-round, indoor swimming pool, on-site massage rooms and a comprehensive fitness center that features state-of-the-art workout equipment and saunas.
Cannon Beach Property Management
Cannon Beach Property Management offers a variety of exceptional vacation rentals and they have been providing their guests a "home away from home" on the scenic Oregon Coast since 1986. CBPM features spectacular oceanfront and ocean view homes, charming cottages close to the beach or convenient condominiums close to town. With a focus on creating an unforgettable guest experience, they provide all the extra touches to make a vacation perfect. Their homes are equipped with kid friendly beach buckets and coloring books, welcoming baskets for pet-friendly properties, the latest technology and internet access, dining and entertainment recommendations, maps for exploring, and best of all - they deliver the kind of personal service that gets them rave reviews.
14th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
The members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group invite you to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and in the varied and beautiful galleries of our town. Nestled between the wild ocean and the coastal mountains Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime. On May 2, 3 & 4, each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long, making this event an unparalleled experience for the art lover.
For more information and a schedule of events, click here.
Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest
Celebrating 50 years in Cannon Beach. Competitors dig and sculpt intricate sand art and everyone enjoys a day at the beach with beautiful Haystack Rock as the backdrop.