Located just 90 minutes from Portland, Cannon beach is Oregon's most sought after coastal destinations. A variety of activities at this beach will make your vacation a memorable one.
Be it an art lover or an adventure lover, the coastal village of the Cannon beach provides optimum experience for all. You can find myriad of fun activities to indulge into while you plan to visit this seaside village!
This majestic 235 feet high structure soars magically into the blue sky above the shoreline. The view is breathtaking! Your visit during low tide can find you some distinct sea creatures.
Protected as a marine sanctuary, the Haystack rock is a part of the National Wildlife Refuge and provides a beautiful bird watching destination for tourists round the year. Puffins can be often seen here!
Ecola State Park
Stretching across 9 miles of the Oregon Coast is the Ecola State Park. The engraved walking trails provide panoramic views for photographers. A distant view of the Tillamook rock lighthouse is enchanting.
Although it has miles of hiking trails you can also enjoy myriad picnic spots and other recreational activities like tide pooling, surfing, wildlife.
The Ecola Point and the Indian Beach are the two major spots you should not miss! The Ecola point with its smooth grassy layout and small to big picnic tables boasts of one of the best picnic spots available!
Just a few minutes driving distance from Ecola point is the Indian Beach. Popular among surfers and sea lovers, it also skirts wildlife like deer, elk and sea birds like bald eagles, falcons, etc.
Oswald West State Park
Located just about 10 miles south of the Oregon beach city has been the secluded white sand beach of Oswald West State Park. It offers 13 miles of hiking trails which is carved midway through the forest and overlooks the Oregon beach.
The hiking trails are easy enough for casual hikers and long enough to keep it interesting for all types of hikers!
Into the woods and you will soon reach the Short Sand Beach, located in a secured cove and flanked by rainforest. Two prominent headlands - Cape Falcon and Neahkahnie offer great hiking!
Along the path you can admire the Sitka Spruce, western red cedar, Douglas-fir trees, small ferns and bushes.
The Hug Point got its unique name from the fact that travelers used to 'hug' the sides of this sandstone cliff before moving forward during low tides! This place is perfect for picnics, swimming or just a serene day outside!
Shop Till You Drop!
You can choose from the myriad souvenirs, gift items, candy shops lined up on the beach! Don't forget to stop at the Bruce's candy kitchen where you can taste some traditional old fashioned candies and salt water taffy!
Something for Art Lovers
There are a lot of art galleries and museums flanking the coastline. Some of the best works include Northwest by Northwest Gallery and Dragon Coast Gallery! Art lovers will simply get absorbed by the aura of this place!
Glass-works of Oregon!
Watch glass artists transform glowing molten glass into beautiful artworks at Icefire Glassworks. The serene hues of blue and green will truly enthrall your senses!!
You can either purchase the final product to gift your friend or just watch the glass magic happen!
Indulge in tasting at Cannon beach Distillery!
Indulge in Tasting at the Cannon Beach Distillery!
The best way to end the day is by tasting some real spirit! Cannon Beach distillery ferments, distills, matures and bottles all its drinks from scratch using high quality ingredients.
It ensures that all its drinks are unsweetened, without dyes and artificial flavors.
The Cannon beach Oregon has been named as one of the top 100 beautiful places in the world in 2013.
The Indian beach was featured in The Twilight Saga where Bella's friends go surfing and Bella first finds out the truth about Edward Cullen.