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.

  • Coaster Theatre Playhouse

    108 North Hemlock Street
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503-436-1242

    The Coaster Theatre Playhouse has been a vibrant part of the artistic community in Cannon Beach since 1972. From its early beginnings as the Coaster Roller Rink in the 1920’s, this historic site operated as a skating rink through the 1950’s. In 1972 the building was purchased by Maurie Clark, a Portland patron of the arts and the Coaster Theatre was founded. The Coaster Theatre’s inaugural season brought the PSU Summer Stock Company to Cannon Beach and the first Dicken’s Play that began a memorable holiday tradition and remains a wonderful theatrical experience years later. In 2001 the theatre became a not-for-profit organization and each year the Coaster Theatre Playhouse produces 5 plays and 2 musicals in addition to special events selected to entertain all visitors to the Oregon coast.

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

  • Inn at Cannon Beach

    3215 S Hemlock
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503.436.9085

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

  • Cannon Beach Property Management

    3188 S Hemlock
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503.436.2021

    We have a wide variety of vacation retreats – you can choose from an amazing oceanfront home, stellar ocean view property, or charming cottage, close to the beach. For family vacations, romantic getaways, reunions, retreats, or just a weekend escape to get re-acquainted with nature – we have the ideal place to stay. Our properties have a range of amenities to make your visit even more memorable – from the latest in flat screen technology and internet access to the family games you remember from childhood. Cannon Beach is a spectacular vacation destination and our family has called it home for generations. Our personal approach to customer service and care delivers a vacation experience that truly is exceptional. Contact us today and we’ll help you reserve that perfect beach getaway.

Featured Events

  • July Dinner Shows at EVOO Cannon Beach

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

    July dinner shows and events:

    July 3 – Dinner Show
    July 4 – Fourth of July & Pie
    July 4 – Pop-Up Pizza at Lunch or Dinner
    July 5 – Dinner Show
    July 6 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    July 10 – Dinner Show
    July 11 – Dinner Show
    July 12 – Dinner Show
    July 13 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    July 14 – Dinner Show (early show, 5 p.m.)
    July 17 – Dinner Show
    July 18 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    July 19 – Dinner Show
    July 20 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    July 21 – Dinner Show
    July 24 – Dinner Show
    July 25 – Dinner Show
    July 26 – Dinner Show
    July 27 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    July 28 – Dinner Show (early show, 5 p.m.)
    July 31 – Dinner Show

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  • August Dinner Shows at EVOO Cannon Beach

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

    August dinner shows and events:

    August 1 – Dinner Show
    August 2 – Dinner Show
    August 3 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    August 5 – Dinner Show
    August 7 – Dinner Show
    August 8 – Dinner Show
    August 9 – Dinner Show
    August 10 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    August 13 – Visiting Restaurant Pop-Up, Ned Ludd
    August 14 – Dinner Show
    August 15 – Dinner Show
    August 16 – Dinner Show
    August 17 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    August 21 – Dinner Show
    August 22 – Dinner Show
    August 23 – Dinner Show
    August 24 – Lunch or Dinner Show
    August 28 – Dinner Show
    August 29 – Dinner Show
    August 30 – Dinner Show
    August 31 – Lunch or Dinner Show

    Visit website for more information and complete schedule of events.

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  • Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour

    1387 South Spruce St.
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (503)436-9301
    September 13 - 15, 2019

    Walk through the beach homes, historic cottages and architectural wonders of Cannon Beach during the annual Cottage & Garden Tour. In addition to touring some of the beautiful homes in town on Saturday, visitors can spend the whole weekend and enjoy live music, take in an interesting lecture, enjoy wine tasting and take in local art during other fun events throughout the weekend.

    The Cottage & Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum.

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