Three Ways to Experience the Magic of Cannon Beach
Credit: Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
Walk the sandy beach crowned by Haystack Rock, an Oregon icon, and you will begin to see why people love this stretch of the Oregon Coast. Named one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places by National Geographic, this remarkable landscape will simply take your breath away. The stunning coastline views and remarkable natural areas blend magically with a charming village by the sea where you can savor the culinary bounty of the Pacific Northwest, enjoy luxurious oceanfront lodging and explore one of the top art towns in America. Here are some recommendations on how to truly experience the magic of Cannon Beach:
Step outside and experience all the iconic Oregon Coast has to offer.
It’s more than one really famous rock that makes Cannon Beach the ultimate Oregon Coast experience. Located between two stunning state parks along miles of uninterrupted sandy beach with Oregon’s iconic Haystack Rock at its center, Cannon Beach offers access to some of the Oregon Coast's most breathtaking viewpoints and is the perfect base for hiking adventures. Trails lead to secluded beaches, venture through lush rainforests and climb through wildflower meadows to bird’s eye views. There are short, easy hikes for casual outings or extended treks including one of the most scenic 13-mile stretches of the 382-mile Oregon Coast Trail.
Get a taste of refined hospitality served up in a ruggedly beautiful setting.
Cannon Beach may be one of the smaller towns on the Oregon Coast, but it is in a class by itself for upscale hospitality options in the region. Luxurious oceanfront resorts overlook one of the world’s most spectacular natural areas, chef-owned restaurants create meals that showcase the bounty of the Northwest and chic shopping abounds in this town known as one of the top art towns in America. Creativity permeates the very fabric of the community where you can taste local microbrews with gastropub quality meals, sample locally distilled spirits or go wine tasting.
Discover why the inspiring displays of beauty don’t end with the outdoor views.
Beach town shopping rises to a new level in Cannon Beach where art galleries thrive and fine arts and crafts are on display daily. Named one of The 100 Best Art Towns in America by author John Villani in his book by that name, Cannon Beach lives up to its art town reputation with an active gallery scene, public art, a successful local theater program, a thriving community of local musicians and art festivals throughout the year. In addition to displays from nationally known photographers, sculptors and painters, you can also connect with well-known local artists at their galleries, including a working midtown glassblowing studio.