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Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach

#2 of 413 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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  • This was our favorite beach along the northern Oregon coast. Cute, clean town with a nice beach to walk on and lots of nice shops and places to eat downtown. And of course Haystack rock.  more »
  • We drove out for an overnight during our vacation to Portland. A short drive and another world. A pristine and amazing coastline and great walking! Haystack rock is the star but the beach is...  more »
  • We had a nice 3 night mid-week stay and enjoyed walking through town, sightseeing, and getting espresso drinks. There were very few visitors = peaceful. Unfortunately almost none of the places to...  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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