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

  • 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.

  • Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce

    PO Box 64
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    503-436-2623

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

  • 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.

  • Surfsand Resort

    148 W Gower
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (877) 770-0814

    The Oceanfront Surfsand Resort is nestled at the foot of Haystack Rock and has sweeping ocean views to the north and south. These views include not only Haystack Rock but also Tillamook Head Lighthouse. Located just 70 miles due west of Portland, this room oceanfront resort welcomes you with a host of amenities including gas fireplaces, soaking tubs, complimentary WIFI, a beautiful year-round, indoor swimming pool and hot tub, on-site massage rooms and a fitness center and saunas.

Featured Events

  • May Dinner Shows at EVOO Cannon Beach

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

    May dinner shows and events:

    May 3 -Dinner Show, 2019 Spring Unveiling Art Festival
    May 4 – Artisan Bread Making
    May 11 – Dinner Show, 2019 North Coast Culinary Festival
    May 12 – EVOO Brunch, inspired by James Beard
    May 16 – Bistro Show
    May 17 – Dinner Show
    May 18 – Dinner Show
    May 24 – Dinner Show
    May 25 – Dinner Show
    May 26 – Dinner Show
    May 30 – Dinner Show

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  • June Dinner Shows at EVOO Cannon Beach

    EVOO Cannon Beach
    188 S. Hemlock St.
    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (503)436-8555   |   (877)436-3866
    June 1 - 29, 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.

    June dinner shows and events:

    June 1 – Dinner Show
    June 6 – Dinner Show
    June 7 – Dinner Show
    June 8 – Dinner Show, Sandcastle Weekend, private show and menu
    June 9 – Dinner Show (early show, 5 p.m.)
    June 14 – Pop-Up Pizza at Lunch or Dinner
    June 15 – Pop-Up Pizza at Lunch or Dinner
    June 16 – Pop-Up Pizza at Lunch or Dinner
    June 18 – Visiting Restaurant Pop-Up, Ned Ludd, Rob Baki
    June 20 – Dinner Show
    June 21 – Dinner Show
    June 22 – Lunch Show
    June 22 – Dinner Show
    June 27 – Dinner Show
    June 28 – Dinner Show
    June 29 – Dinner Show

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  • Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

    Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
    (503)436-2623
    June 7 - 9, 2019

    Dozens of teams of professional sand sculpture artists, amateur groups and families will construct remarkable creations in the sand during the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest. This Oregon Heritage Tradition event is the oldest competition of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and the most popular event in this coastal town. Although the contest on Saturday is the highlight, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy throughout the weekend including a beach bonfire with live music on Saturday and 5K fun run on Sunday.

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