Awesome beach. Very scenic. Beautiful sunsets. Great for photos. 6 mile (roundtrip) trail along the coast if you're looking for a hike.

Start your adventure by heading to Cannon Beach, Or. Either head west on Highway 26 from Portland, OR. or Highway 101 south from Aberdeen Wa. Plan to arrive at the town a few hours before sunset, the beach stretches a couple miles, and it is awesome to walk along the beach during the day. There is public parking in the town but it does fill up quickly depending on the time of year that you visit.

If you're a photographer like me try to plan where to take your shot of Haystack rock and the Needles. This beach is great for sunset shots!

After the sun has gone down make a fire on the beach, fires are allowed and you'll see a lot of people hanging out on the beach well after the sun has gone down. There are hotels and campsites in the town as well as a few miles away from the town if your looking to stay in the area.

Pack List

  • DSLR camera
  • Tripod
  • Water
  • Blanket
  • Firewood
  • Friends/Family
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic

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THE BEST!

I loved Cannon beach. I would say if you're in Oregon this is a definite must do. The town surrounding this area is really nice and there are a ton of little shops to go see. Also, the free guides at the beach help people learn about the animals and fish in the area and can help you identify creatures in the tide pools! If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly, free place to go visit, this is it. This is also dog-friendly and it can be a great place for your pup to run around and have some fun!

Stunning

This was my favourite beach touring down the coast. There is so much to see and do on this beach. The starfish in the rock pools are just beautiful.

Stunning

Amazing beach and rock formations. Go during low tide to get closer to haystack rock and see some ocean life as well!


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