Cannon Beach - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

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

  • Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Off Hwy. 101, 2 miles north of Cannon Beach
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97141

    West of Tillamook Head, this lighthouse was constructed on top of a rock 1.2 miles seaward off Tillamook Head in 1881. The construction of this particular lighthouse was thought to be incredibly risky, but its five workers beat the odds. Because this lighthouse was built on a rock, it is not accessible to the public. However, visitors can easily see it and a beautiful view of the surrounding ocean from Ecola State Park and Seaside. This lighthouse stands 133 feet above sea level with 62-foot-high tower on basalt rock islet. Exposure to storm waves led to the nickname "Terrible Tilly." It was replaced by a whistle buoy in 1957 and is the only privately owned Oregon coast lighthouse on the National Registry of Historic Places; now used as a columbarium, a storage place for ashes of the deceased.

  • 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

  • Oregon Beach Vacations

    Seaside, Oregon
    1-800-723-2383

    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.

  • Surfsand Resort

    148 W Gower
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (877) 770-0814

    The Oceanfront 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 room oceanfront resort welcomes you with a host of amenities including gas fireplaces, soaking tubs, complimentary WIFI, a beautiful year-round, indoor swimming pool and hot tub, on-site massage rooms and a fitness center and saunas.

Featured Events

  • May Dinner Shows at EVOO Cannon Beach

    EVOO Cannon Beach
    188 S. Hemlock St.
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (503)436-8555   |   (877)436-3866
    May 3 - 31, 2019

    Picture yourself among the guests gathered around the chefs’ kitchen-bar as you watch them prepare three entrees paired with three wines, followed by a great dessert. Imagine a lively discussion about food and wine as you savor each plate. In the end, you’ll leave satisfied wondering what you’ll do first—make some of the many new recipes at home, or start planning your return to enjoy another EVOO experience.

    May dinner shows and events:

    May 3 -Dinner Show, 2019 Spring Unveiling Art Festival
    May 4 – Artisan Bread Making
    May 11 – Dinner Show, 2019 North Coast Culinary Festival
    May 12 – EVOO Brunch, inspired by James Beard
    May 16 – Bistro Show
    May 17 – Dinner Show
    May 18 – Dinner Show
    May 24 – Dinner Show
    May 25 – Dinner Show
    May 26 – Dinner Show
    May 30 – Dinner Show

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  • June Dinner Shows at EVOO Cannon Beach

    EVOO Cannon Beach
    188 S. Hemlock St.
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (503)436-8555   |   (877)436-3866
    June 1 - 29, 2019

    Picture yourself among the guests gathered around the chefs’ kitchen-bar as you watch them prepare three entrees paired with three wines, followed by a great dessert. Imagine a lively discussion about food and wine as you savor each plate. In the end, you’ll leave satisfied wondering what you’ll do first—make some of the many new recipes at home, or start planning your return to enjoy another EVOO experience.

    June dinner shows and events:

    June 1 – Dinner Show
    June 6 – Dinner Show
    June 7 – Dinner Show
    June 8 – Dinner Show, Sandcastle Weekend, private show and menu
    June 9 – Dinner Show (early show, 5 p.m.)
    June 14 – Pop-Up Pizza at Lunch or Dinner
    June 15 – Pop-Up Pizza at Lunch or Dinner
    June 16 – Pop-Up Pizza at Lunch or Dinner
    June 18 – Visiting Restaurant Pop-Up, Ned Ludd, Rob Baki
    June 20 – Dinner Show
    June 21 – Dinner Show
    June 22 – Lunch Show
    June 22 – Dinner Show
    June 27 – Dinner Show
    June 28 – Dinner Show
    June 29 – Dinner Show

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  • Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (503)436-2623
    June 7 - 9, 2019

    Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand during the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest. This Oregon Heritage Tradition event is the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in this coastal town. Although the contest on Saturday is the highlight, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy throughout the weekend including a beach bonfire with live music on Saturday and 5K fun run on Sunday.

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