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October 3, 2016

What to do in Cannon Beach, OR

After a quick weekend getaway to Oregon's coast, Ken and I came, saw and Cannon Beached in a wonderful, relaxing manner. Below are highlights from our time in Cannon Beach and recommendations for you if you have the chance to visit this lovely town. Enjoy a stroll through the neighborhoods of cedar homes and historic New England types of hotels or visit the landmarks below. Either way, if you're lucky enough to visit the coast of Oregon - you're lucky enough. 

 Haystack Rock

There is not a bad time of day to visit Haystack Rock - from sunrise to sunset, the light and reflection from high-tide makes this rock a remarkable landmark to photograph. This rock is iconic to Oregon's Coast and a must see.

Local Breweries
There are two local breweries in Cannon Beach, Pelican and Public Coast Brewing. Pelican is more of your commercialized made for everyone type Brewery and Public Coast is more of your local, authentic brewery that brings you the culture of the town with each brew.

Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park is only a few miles away from Haystack Rock. It is a beautiful drive through the dense Northwest Forrest with vibrate greens of the massive evergreens and moss. There is a $5 charge to get into the park but the views are absolutely worth it. 

Hidden Beach
Within Ecola State Park is Hidden Beach. The beach is free to park and visit. Surf was up and locals were riding the waves. From Hidden Beach you get a great view of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse off the coast and can get caught up watching the powerful waves crashing into the rocks.

Local Restaurants
It is always a nice break to not see chain restaurants flooding the streets. There are many charming restaurants and wine bars along the downtown strip.  Take your pick and enjoy the fresh caught tuna and halibut. YUM! 

Local Shops
Cannon Beach has the most beautiful little downtown with all local shops. Make sure to set time aside to casually walk through the shops and find a souvenir for yourself or a loved one. 

Ken and I only had a day and a half in Cannon Beach but were able to do everything we wanted before making our way North to Astoria.