Plan Your Trip
Cannon Beach is easy to visit, located in easy driving distance from Portland or Seattle. Here is some information to help with your planning:
Where is Cannon Beach?
Cannon Beach is just 90 minutes west of Portland and four hours southwest of Seattle. The town is about four miles south of the US-26 junction along Pacific Coast Highway. (US-101) For more information, see our ‘Getting Here’ page.
What is the weather like? What should I pack?
The North Oregon Coast is dominated by a cool marine climate most of the year. Summertime highs average in the upper 60s and wintertime lows drop into the high 30s, but rarely to freezing. Our rainiest months are November to January, with an average of up to 10 inches per month, although the rains most often present as a light drizzle. Casual walking shoes that can adapt to beach, trail or town are a good idea and it is always advisable to dress in layers as the weather can occasionally be unpredictable. Savvy Oregon Coast travelers are always ready for unseasonably warm, cool or wet conditions.
What kinds of restaurants are available? Should I make reservations?
In Cannon Beach, you’ll find everything from fine dining with wine pairings to relaxed, family restaurants where you’ll feel comfortable bringing the kids, as well as a handful of spots with dog-friendly patios. Your best bet is to call for a reservation whenever possible, as our little town gets very busy during the summer and during the quiet seasons, some restaurants have limited hours.
What are my lodging options? Should I make reservations?
Cannon Beach has a range of lodging options including award-winning resorts, cozy boutique hotels, vacation rentals of every size and campgrounds suitable for both RVs and tents. Many of these offer oceanfront or ocean view rooms and you’ll find amenities ranging from fitness centers and spas to wine tastings, warm cookies and doggie welcome baskets. Advance reservations are highly recommended, especially during holiday weekends, summertime and popular event weekends. To preview our lodging options, visit our Places to Stay page.
Is public transportation available?
From Portland, the NorthWest POINT offers a daily bus service between Portland and Cannon Beach. Once in Cannon Beach, Sunset Empire Transportation District offers daily local routes and additional shuttle services during the summer months.
How do I get a Visitor Guide?
Our Visitor Guide features information on everything from hiking and wildlife watching to dining and shopping, alongside our annual event calendar. You can request your copy here or read it online here.
How do I sign up for the Visitor E-Newsletter?
Our monthly Visitor E-Newsletter delivers insider information on Cannon Beach and news on upcoming events right to your inbox. You can sign up for it here.
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