Gift Ideas You’ll Only Find in Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach’s unique specialty shops, boutiques, and galleries are a top attraction in this charming beach town, where you’ll find no shopping malls or chain stores. During a relaxing stroll through our compact village, you might discover unique wines, fashions from regional and international designers, and sweets from a fifth-generation candy store. And with at least a dozen local galleries, each offering individual works ranging from landscape paintings and beautiful art glass to bronze sculpture and handcrafted jewelry, there is no limit to the fantastic finds in this charming beach village.
A handful of November events even offer the opportunity to plan a trip around our unique beach town shopping experiences. During our Stormy Weather Arts Festival at the beginning of the month, you can check out all the local fashions in one quick stop at the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show featuring styles from regional and international designers. Later in the month, when the rest of the country is wrestling with the stress of Black Friday, we offer our laid-back alternative: Mimosa Madness, Plaid Friday, and Small Business Saturday, where shops throughout town invite you to linger a bit, offering adult beverages, and discounts.
Here are just a few places to search for shopping treasures in Cannon Beach:
A Flock of Puffins
You’ll find a remarkable selection of regional wines at The Wine Shack, including their award-winning Puffin label. You might fall in love with popular favorites, including their flagship Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé, Cabernet, and Red Wine blend. Stop into this charming beach cottage near Hemlock and 1st Street for a tasting and leave with a few new favorites.
One-of-a-Kind Art Glass
Wander into Icefire Glassworks at the right moment, and you can watch as glowing hot molten glass is crafted into shimmering towers, platters of color, and iridescent beauty. You’ll find platters, vases, marine life-inspired pieces in various shapes and colors, fused-glass work, and handcrafted glass jewelry. Unique from the inside out, Icefire Glassworks is a labor of love from long-time Cannon Beach residents and glass artists Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland, and they create truly one-of-a-kind pieces in this cozy midtown building.
Locally Made Candies from Fifth-Generation Candy Makers
Watch candy makers work the vintage taffy puller and wrapper, then pick up a selection of treats, including their seasonal peppermint Humbugs, signature Cannon Beach Sea Salt flavored taffy, sea-salt caramels, and coconut haystacks. Located at the north end of Hemlock downtown, pink-and-white-striped Bruce’s Candy Kitchen has been a traditional stop for locals and visitors since 1963.
The Oregon Coast (in watercolor)
Step into Jeffrey Hull Gallery, and you’ll find original watercolors and limited edition prints highlighting the many moods of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Cannon Beach painter (and surfer!) Jeffrey Hull has become known for paintings portraying his understandable love affair with sea, sky, wind, and waves in a rich patina of color and light. Take home a piece from his gallery in Sandpiper Square as a unique way to remember your Oregon Coast visit.