Cannon Beach
& Arch Cape
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It's a place where the stunning beauty of nature mingles with all the amenities of a world class travel destination. In Cannon Beach, inspiration is around every corner with remarkable natural wonders surrounding this picturesque community with a reputation as one of America's best art towns. Sea birds circle Cannon Beach's famous Haystack Rock, rising 235 feet above the shoreline, and miles of soft sandy beach offer the setting for a picnic around the fire, a romantic stroll and explorations of fascinating natural areas. Colorful sea stars cling to rock formations at ocean's edge and panoramic views invite you to experience the scenic beauty and vibrant natural environments where the great Northwest rainforest meets the Pacific Ocean. With classic beach town character, the one-of-a-kind village of Cannon Beach beckons for exploration. Meandering pathways and courtyards spilling over with flowers lead to exciting discoveries including sensational shops, art galleries, cafes and bakeries.

Top Sights & Recreation:
Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park
This day-use park offers panoramic views and is one of the coast's best points for spotting Gray Whales on their twice annual migration. The main viewpoint area offers paved walking trails and hiking trailheads. The Indian Beach parking area features...[read more]
Haystack Rock
Haystack Rock
This 235-foot monolith at the shore's edge is part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is home to the State's most easily viewed colony of Tufted Puffins during the breeding season. The tide pool area at its base...[read more]
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Hug Point features beach access and, at lower tides, you can walk north just around the point where you will find sea caves, a small waterfall and the remains of the old roadway that once hugged the cliff side when...[read more]
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse
Constructed in 1880 and decommissioned in 1957, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, also known as Terrible Tilly, still battles the waves from atop her rugged rock formation just off the Seaside and Cannon Beach coastline. The best views of the lighthouse can...[read more]
Oswald West State Park
Oswald West State Park
2,484 acres of park offer stunning roadside viewpoints from the edge of Neahkahnie Mountain and several miles of hiking trails. A short trail leads to Short Sand Beach and hiking trails extend to the end of Cape Falcon and climb...[read more]
Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site
Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site
Located at the south end of Cannon Beach, Tolovana Park State Recreation Site offers beach access with great views of Haystack Rock, a playground, picnic areas, restrooms and a large parking lot.
Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
Featuring picnic areas, beach access and views of rock formations and tidepools, Arcadia Beach is located just two miles south of Cannon Beach.
Other Attractions:
Cannon Beach
& Arch Cape