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.