Upcoming Events and Important Announcements

Upcoming Events and Important Announcements

59th Annual Sandcastle Contest, June 9-11, 2023

Limited bus routes return as follows: weekday routes May 15, 2023 and weekend routes May 20, 2023.


Beach Wheelchairs -

Beach wheelchairs are out of service/being replaced. (updated April 2023) For updates call Haystack Rock Awareness Program at 503-436-8060

The Oregon Coast has long been known for its public beaches. Still, Cannon Beach has taken accessibility to the next level by initiating a program making beach wheelchairs available for visitors with mobility challenges. 

This program is a cooperative effort between the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, and the City of Cannon Beach, made possible by donations from several locals interested in accessibility for all local natural areas. Additional donations have recently made it possible to order a second chair. Contributions are currently being accepted to fund future chairs and obtain self-checkout lockers and interchangeable cushioning to make the chairs an option for children. Anyone interested in donating may contact the Haystack Rock Awareness Program at (503) 436-8060 or the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce at (503) 436-2623.

A goal of the beach wheelchair program is to ensure that all kids can participate in educational opportunities presented by the Haystack Rock Awareness Program. The area around Haystack Rock where their programs are offered “is a classroom unlike any other, and yet there is a section of our population we see perpetually excluded.” The wheelchair program “will simultaneously address the needs of our aging community as well as the school students who have historically been left out of the experience of participation in field trips to Haystack Rock.”

Additional information:

Along with our partners at Bahama Boardz, we’re honored to be a part of the free beach wheelchair rental program in Cannon Beach, because the beach is for everyone.
At this time, the fleet of beach wheelchairs have unfortunately been used into a state beyond repair, we are awaiting grant funding for replacement chairs and a new, easier and improved reservation system.

We’ll let you know as soon as they return. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wheelchairs in Seaside are available through the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District (503) 738-3311 or in Manzanita at their Visitor Center (503) 812-5510.