Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Oregon

based on 14 reviews


Added by Kyle Szegedi

Cannon Beach is a great spot for the whole family on the Oregon coast. You'll see amazing views of Haystack Rock, especially if you come at sunset!

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.

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Cannon Beach Reviews

Cannon Beach is a beautiful, expansive beach offering opportunities to see unique wildlife and birds. We visited during Puffin nesting season and enjoyed watching the birds soar above Haystack Rock.

If you are going cannon beach, you gotta stop and take a stroll down the beach. It’s a cute little town as well. It is usually pretty busy with quite a few dogs

Famous and it doesn't disappoint! Gorgeous beach. Oregon Coast is something else! Vast beach, plenty of space to wander. Easy to photograph

My brother loves the Goonies so I go here with him to hike and explore at least once every summer. The town is so fun and it’s a guaranteed great day at the beach.

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!

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.

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