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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Things To Do in Cannon Beach

Experience the wonder of the Oregon Coast  in Cannon Beach

You’ll be captivated by the beauty of Cannon Beach, its remarkable displays of nature, and the unique character of this charming village by the sea, known as one of the Northwest’s top art towns and most incredible escapes.

Beautiful beaches graced by dramatic rock formations and stunning coastline viewpoints are just the beginning of what makes Cannon Beach the ultimate Oregon Coast experience. Just steps from luxurious lodgings overlooking these scenic wonders, you’ll discover colorful sea stars decorating rocks along the shoreline, herds of elk grazing in coastal meadows, and puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.

You may survey the scene from easily accessible panoramic viewpoints, set off on a scenic hike, sink your feet in the sandy expanse, and breathe. Welcome to the magic of Cannon Beach!

Discover Our Thriving Art Scene

Cannon Beach is known for two things: art and nature. With over a dozen galleries, you’ll be amazed at the incredible artwork you can find. Cannon Beach features a vast selection of art; you’ll find everything from watercolor, bronze sculpture, modern and pop art, and glass-blown treasures. But the art isn’t just inside; our public art walking tour will surely fulfill that desire to explore and seek out unique experiences.

Dine in Style

Cannon Beach is home to some fantastic restaurants and breweries! Food and drink are necessary, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Perhaps you’d like to tackle the North Coast Food Trail, where over 60 participating locations from Astoria to Neskowin offer the coast’s best cuisine. Beer enthusiasts will love the North Coast Craft Beer Trail. Get your passport at one of the 14 participating locations, get it stamped when you enjoy a brew at a pub like Public Coast Brewing here in Cannon Beach, and when you’ve completed the trail submit your passport to the Cannon Beach Information Center to receive a Beer Trail mug!

Go Whale Watching

If you come to Cannon Beach in the off-season, there’s a good chance you’ll spot gray whales in migration. They’re hard to miss when approximately 18,000 of them make their way up and down over 12,000 miles of coastline! Whale spring migration peaks from mid-March to mid-April, and winter migration peaks from mid-December to mid-January. Some optimal viewpoints include Ecola State Park or a cozy ocean-front hotel room.

No matter how you spend your time, Cannon Beach has something to offer everyone. You won’t be disappointed. After all....there is magic here.