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Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach

#2 of 412 in Outdoors in Oregon
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
The shoreline at Cannon Beach is one of Oregon’s most treasured landmarks, distinguished by its pristine sandy beaches and the monolithic Haystack Rock. This picturesque beach is abundant with wildlife and is perfect for exploring tide pools and spotting birds, including tufted puffins and cormorants. Avoid the summer crowds at Ecola Creek by opting for the stretches towards Silver Point instead. The town itself is full of independent shops, art galleries, and theaters, thanks to strict regulations limiting large chain stores and restaurants. Put Cannon Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cannon Beach day trip planning website.
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  • Great beach to sit and watch the waves. If you stay at one of the hotels on the beach they furnish chairs to you can sit and watch the waves and look at Haystack rock  more »
  • Great shops but heavily overpriced. Town is "full of itself' but worth a visit. Good kite flying area and a coffee stop  more »
  • We've been to many cities around the world and Cannon Beach has now joined Hermosa Beach in Costa Rica as our favorite relaxed vacation spots. This is a wonderful city/beach.  more »
  • The beach was nice and clean, but the parking is way undersized.
  • Great area.
  • Quite touristy and crowded here, but it is a cool place to stop by and visit for sure!
  • Great beach and tidal pools
  • Family friendly - tried to ride the waves but not ideal for surfing. Really fun spot but busy. I only saw stairs to get down to the beach from 2nd St.

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