Cannon Beach

“A Beautiful Shoreline”

A Delight for The Eye and for The Camera Lens.

Quite possibly one of the most photographed beaches in all of Oregon. With its deep green forest backdrop on shore and it’s monolithic “”sea stack”” rock formations at (or just beyond) the tideline, Cannon Beach is stunningly picturesque from almost any angle or time of day. Miles and miles of broad, pristine beaches create the ideal frame for vistas of ocean, mountains and rugged coastal outcroppings. From Haystack Rock, the Bird Rocks, Silver Point, and Tillamook Rock Lighthouse…if you don’t bring a camera, you will indeed regret it. Miles of beach, wooded areas, hiking trails, and parks offer plenty of diversions in the great outdoors.

More Than What Meets The Eye…

The first known European to visit the area was William Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Wintering at Fort Clatsop, 20 miles to the north, in December 1805, two members of the expedition returned to camp with blubber from a whale that had beached several miles south. Later exploring the region himself, Clark described it as “”…the grandest and most pleasing prospect which my eyes ever surveyed, in front of a boundless Ocean…”” That viewpoint, later dubbed “”Clark’s Point of View,”” can be accessed by a hiking trail from Indian Beach in Ecola State Park.

Beauty with All the Amenities, and More…

The beauty and serenity of Beach has not gone unnoticed since that time. Stephen Leatherman’s “”America’s Best Beaches,”” rates it the Best Overall Beach in the state of Oregon. Attractive business districts provide shops, galleries and services. Community theater, art exhibitions, and music events occur year-round. Delightful breezes pulling kites aloft is a constant sight in Cannon Beach. Kite flying, picnicking, bonfires, beach strolling, frolicking at the waterline and various water-sports and other aquatic activities are all available here.

Dining and Accommodations

Generally, national chains have been discouraged from building in Cannon Beach in order to preserve the local economy and small town feel. But there are a host of charming and picturesque restaurants, cafes, bistros to dine at and several independent, hotels, motels, inns, and B&Bs to stay in to accommodate every budget.







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