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Recreational opportunities abound in Cannon Beach and the surrounding area. With the ocean to the west, the forested mountains to the east, and the sand between your toes, you can begin to imagine the possibilities.

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Wonderful ocean view hotel at South end of Cannon Beach. Many dog friendly rooms
3339 S. Hemlock
503-436-1577   888-659-6397
Downtown, upstairs studio. Nightly/Weekly. Smoke-free. Pet-free. One block to beach.
231 N Hemlock
A grand "auld" links-style golf course. Oregon's first public. Opened in 1892
1157 N. Marion

Oceanfront. 142 rooms & suites - fireplace, balcony, kitchen, coffee & morning news
1400 S Hemlock St
503-436-1566   855-392-3279

Cannon Beach Chorus
Contact John Buehler
Cannon Beach Mobile Massage
We Bring The Spa Experience to You!
Cannon Beach Yoga Arts
Enhance your health and well being. Classes. Workshops. Downtown above White Bird.
251 N. Hemlock, 2nd Floor
Cleanline Surf
171 Sunset Blvd.
Coaster Theatre Playhouse
108 N Hemlock
Discover Paragliding
Sail above it all. Let us take you up for an eagle's view of the awesome Oregon Coast
On the beach N of Seaside
Evoo Cooking School
Classes, Catering & Culinary Gifts
at Evoo's Kitchen by the Sea. Yum!

188 S. Hemlock
Gearhart Golf Links
A grand "auld" links-style golf course. Oregon's first public. Opened in 1892
1157 N. Marion
Seaside Helicopters
Hwy 101, Seaside
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Sand sculpting is a great way to leave the thoughts of work behind. It's fun, it's free, and anybody can do it. Choose a plot of wet sand as the tide is headed out and let your imagination take over. (see photos)
fish sand castle

The Beach

Cannon Beach is a very small town with a big beautiful sandy beach. The beach is a huge playground. You could fill your visit exploring. The number one attraction on the beach is Haystack Rock. This is a must. At low tide, tide pools abound between all the rock formations that surround Haystack Rock. To add education to the formula, check the calendar at www.cannon-beach.net/hrap for information and the schedule for Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Walking on the beach is great, but so is bicycling. Three wheelers are popular and make a great family fun outing. The lower the tide, the better, (see tides) since you can get more places. At any low tide, you have several miles of beach to explore, but during lower tides, you have 7 miles of amazing exposed rocks, tidepools, wildlife and wonderment. See photos under the Haystack Rock  category at www.cannon-beach.net/photolibrary.html.

Cannon Beach Rainforest

Another of the beauties of Cannon Beach is how the forest comes right down to the beach. Exploring the rainforest just east of town is a lesson in ancient history.  See photos under the Local Rainforest category at www.cannon-beach.net/photolibrary.html. The rainforest can be appreciated no matter what the weather.


Downtown Cannon Beach is a small compact grouping of shops, galleries, restaurants, motels and the city park. Kids love to play in the park, then go for ice cream or candy and a souvenir t-shirt or sweatshirt. The park includes a playground, ball field, tennis courts, skateboard park and basketball hoops. Ice cream, candy, and souvenir shirts are available in various locations within a two minute walk of the park. See photos under the Downtown category at www.cannon-beach.net/photolibrary.html.

Horseback Riding on the beach

See Sea Ranch RV Park & Stables under Lodging at www.cannon-beach.net/lodging/lodging.html

Ecola panoramic

Oregon State Parks Web Site

Sunsets in Cannon Beach are a sight to behold. [more]
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