Things To Do in Cannon Beach

With so many options on the table for things to do in Cannon Beach, you could have a hard time fitting them all into your itinerary while you’re here. Because this is an area blessed with natural beauty, many of the activities that will draw you are outside. First up? Hit that beach and walk, walk, walk! Explore the tidal pools or spread a blanket and read a book or nap. If you’re an experienced surfer, you can test your skills on the waves (but remember that it’s some kind of cold in that water, so this is not a place for novices). Visit the iconic Haystack Rock. Once you leave the sandy shores, head to a park for a hike or picnic. There are many marked trails that wind through forests and fields to “secret” viewpoints. If you have a four-legged family member, you can bet this will be a popular excursion. Other things to do in Cannon Beach might be to visit a museum and learn about local native and settler history or to engage in an ecologically oriented educational program. Want to know one of the most popular local activities? It’s partaking in a tasting of local beer, wine and whiskey!

Things to Do in Cannon Beach In Winter

Winter brings different sorts of things to do in Cannon Beach. One of the most famous, bringing many worldwide visitors and still enchanting locals year after year, is watching the gray whale migration as these lovely and intelligent mammals make their way to warm Mexican waters. Though you can spot them year round, the focus is in winter. The peace of watching them is equaled by the excitement of another cold-season draw – winter storm watching. Sure, Cannon Beach is more logically a summertime place, but when the wild winter storms make their way onshore, it’s something to behold. Choose an oceanfront accommodation and settle in for the show! Or, if you’re brave you can head on over to Ecola State Park and watch the waves crash on the rock below from the top of forested cliffs.

Cannon Beach Things To Do by Category

Cannon Beach Surf

Cannon Beach Thing to Do
1088 S. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 436-0475

When it comes to surfing in Cannon Beach, or almost anywhere on the North Coast, look no farther than Cannon Beach Surf. They'll set you straight with the most up to date surfing conditions, gear rentals, lessons and the surfing gear you need before you even head to the water. With an emphasis on providing their customers with one of a kind, custom-crafted products, a...read more

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Ecola State Park

Cannon Beach Thing to Do
84318 Ecola Park Road, Cannon Beach, OR
(503) 436-2844
Park Information
(800) 551-6949

From the moment you enter Ecola State Park's boundaries, you're face to face with the lush Sitka Spruce coastal rainforest. Keep driving and you'll see why the park is special to the entire Oregon Coast. This natural gem offers expansive views of the coast from Cannon Beach, around Tillamook Head and over nine miles of coastline. Enjoy the Oregon Coast the way it's meant to...read more

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