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

  • Kayak Tillamook County

    PO Box 1270
    Tillamook, Oregon 97141
    503-866-4808

    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

    PO Box 64
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503-436-2623

Featured dining

  • Public Coast Brewing Co.

    264 Third Street
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503-436-0285

    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.

Featured accommodations

  • Vacasa - Cannon Beach

    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503-208-9861

    From cozy condos and cottages right in town to more spacious (and luxurious) oceanfront estates, you'll find your perfect Cannon Beach vacation home with Vacasa! Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private home with easy access to the Oregon Coast's most desirable beachfront community. Every Vacasa home in Cannon Beach is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.

  • Beachcombers NW - Cannon Beach

    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97145
    503-622-1282

    Choose from over 400 Oregon Coast vacation rentals, featuring oceanfront, pet friendly, romantic getaways, and large group accommodations. Use our unique regional search categories or search the entire coast to discover your perfect vacation getaway. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront house, a luxury condo, or a cozy cottage, we can help. Click on the email, calendar, or book direct links for current availability and rate quotes. Book direct & save!

Featured Events

  • Spring Unveiling Arts Festival

    Various galleries
    Cannon Beach, Oregon
    May 3 - 5, 2019

    You’re invited to play along the shores of Cannon Beach and the in varied and beautiful galleries of the town at the 19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, Cannon Beach offers art and craft ranging from the playful to the sublime. During the festival each gallery will spotlight new work by chosen artists. Unveilings, demonstrations and receptions take place all weekend long.

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  • Fat Bike Festival

    268 Beaver St.
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (541)270-7969
    May 17 - 19, 2019

    Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival is the first Fat Bike Festival on the Oregon Coast. Now in its second year, you’re invited to enjoy a weekend of fun Fat Bike events and explore the beaches and quaint community of Cannon Beach by Fat Bike. Events planned throughout the weekend include sunset beach ride and bonfire with Fat Bike games and activities, a Saturday poker ride and after party at local pub. 

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  • Earth and Ocean Festival

    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (503)436-2623
    September 20 - 22, 2019

    Artists flock to the Oregon coast for it’s awe-inspiring natural beauty – this brand new festival showcases artistic inspirations that raise awareness of the pristine coastal region through an appreciation of the arts. The Cannon Beach Gallery Group invites artists who represent the majestic ocean environment in their artworks, as well as artists who use their visual expressions to encourage preservation of the beaches, forests and waterways that make Cannon Beach such a unique and attractive location for visitors. 

    Collaborating with local non-profits, a portion of festival proceeds will assist environmental organizations in maintaining protection of Oregon’s North Coast Region.

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