Travel Notice:

Travel Notice:

The City of Cannon Beach has rescinded the evacuation of visitors order. The short term lodging closure will be rescinded on Tuesday, May 26th.
The State's Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order is still in effect, Clatsop County is in Phase I of the Reopening plan from May 15th through June 4th, minimize non-essential travel.

See our Coronavirus Update Page for the latest details.


56th Annual Sandcastle Contest 2020- Postponed

  • Address: 207 N Spruce St, PO Box 64, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
  • Phone: (503) 436-2623


  • Presented By: Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Dates: September 26, 2020
  • Location: On the Beach in Cannon Beach
  • Time: Saturday Sandcastle Contest Build, Sunday Singing Sands 5K Run/Walk

The center of the sandcastle building is on the beach at the west end of Monroe St.

Registration coming soon!

Possbile Postponement Date Coming Soon!

2020 Schedule of events




10 AM-5 PM | Packets n' Pail Pickup at the Cannon Beach Visitor Information Center


12 PM | Team registration closes




TBA | American Legion Pancake Feed


TBA | Sandcastle Contest begins


TBA | Final Judging and Awards Presentation


TBA | Cars must be off the beach


7:00 PM | Live Music on the beach at 2nd Street from the Bruce Thomas Smith Band


8:00 PM | Bonfire on the Beach with S'mores on the beach at 2nd Street




9 AM | Singing Sands 5k Fun Run & Walk on the beach at 2nd Street. Pre-registration recommended. Check in and final registration at 8am.


The event is the oldest sandcastle contest in the Northwest and the most popular annual event in Cannon Beach. 

If you would like to purchase a limited first edition "50 Years of Sandcastles in the Making" book, please contact our office at 503-436-2623