A person with a bicycle on the beach at sunset. Bicycle, person, and Haystack Rock all in silhouette.

Play on the beach during Cannon Beach Sandcastle's 60th Anniversary weekend June 15-17 and join us in celebrating our country's independence at our Fourth of July Parade!


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The Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

The Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest has been an ongoing tradition in Cannon Beach since 1964, when an earthquake in Alaska triggered a tsunami that hit the Oregon Coast. Locals organized a community activity while waiting for the north-end bridge to be fixed.

Sandcastle building day in 2025 will be June 21st.


60th Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest

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