Explore Cannon Beach, Oregon

Activities and Attractions near the Inn at Haystack Rock

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Come play where the forest meets the ocean. In and around Cannon Beach, Oregon, you will find a myriad of activities, restaurants, shopping, day – trips, recreation and much more. Below we have provide three maps of Cannon Beach and guides to explore Cannon Beach and help you plan your visit to the Oregon Coast.  To get started, click on the map or category you’re interested in.

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Hug Point Recreation Site (View Website)

Ocean carved caves, a cascading waterfall, a man-made road around the point; these are just a few highlights of the Hug Point beaches. This area is known to be a very romantic beach to visit. Just 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.

Location:  South of Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach History Museum (View Website)

Bring the whole family to enjoy the Native American Longhouse Replica, the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse model, THE ORIGINAL Cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, and much more! Permanent exhibit covers Cannon Beach history from the geologic formation of Haystack Rock up to present day, additional temporary exhibits, seasonal quilt shows, and a variety of special events help bring history to life for thousands of visitors each year.

Location: Midtown Cannon Beach, on Sunset next to the Fire Station

Haystack Awareness Program & Tide Pools (View Website)

The Haystack Rock national reserve, is perhaps Cannon Beach’s most famous attraction. Just south of downtown, this mammoth basalt formation towers 235 feet above the shore. When the tide rescinds, it exposes a wonderland of tidal pools and sea-life. Tide tables are available in our offices for pick-up. View the link below, for more information about the Haystack Rock Awareness Program.

Location: Cannon Beach – On the beach in front town

Ecola State Park – Hiking & Sightseeing (View Website)

Access is on the north end of Cannon Beach. A windy, two lane road cuts through Sitka and Hemlock for roughly 2 miles, before opening up at the top. This park boasts some of the most breathtaking views on the Oregon Coast. A year-round fee of $3.00 applies for day use.

Location: Cannon Beach – North end of Town

Bike & Beach Bike Trails (View Website)

Mike’s Bike Shop is a long-time provider of bike rentals, beach bikes and accessories. Beach bikes are a great family-fun option!

Location:  Downtown Cannon Beach, across from the city park

Sea Ranch Stable Horse Back Riding (View Website)

Sea Ranch Stables provides a variety camping and RV options, and most importantly Horse – Back Riding tours for families.

Location: North Cannon Beach

Restaurants

Casual Dining

Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market – 208 N Spruce St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-9130

Fultano’s Pizza – 200 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-9717

Lazy Susan Cafe – 126 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2816

Morris’ Fireside  Restaurant – 207 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2917

Mo’s Restaurant  – 195 Warren W Way Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1111

Pig ‘N Pancake – 223 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2851

Pizza A’ Fetta – 231 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-0333

Seasons Cafe – 255 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1159

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – 271 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1539

EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School – 188 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-8555

Cheri’s Cafe & Cannon Beach Cookie – 239 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1129

Local Grill & Scoop – 156 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-9551

Osburns Ice Creamery – 240 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2578

Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House – 1235 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-4086

Castaway’s Restaurant  & Tikki Bar – 316 N Fir St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-8777

Cannon Beach Cafe – 1116 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1392

Coffee Shops/Bakeries

Bella Espresso – 231 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2595

The Bald Eagle – 1064 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-0522

The Sleepy Monk – 1235 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2796

Insomnia Coffee – 139 W 2nd St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-4164

Sea Level Bakery + Coffee – 3116 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-4254

Chocolate Cafe – 232 N Spruce St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-8772

Crepe Neptune – 175 E 2nd St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-9200

Cannon Beach Bakery – 240 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-0399

Restaurants/Lounges/Pubs

Bill’s Tavern & Brewhouse – 188 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2202

Warren House Pub – 3301 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1130

Driftwood Inn Restaurant – 179 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2439

Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill – 264 Third St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-0285

Irish Table – 1235 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-0708

Fine Dining

Bistro Restaurant & Bar – 263 N Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2661

Newmans At 988 – 988 S Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1151

Wayfarer Restaurant – 1190 Pacific Dr., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-1108

Stephanie Inn – 2740 S. Pacific St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-2221

JP’s At Cannon Beach – 240 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach

  • 503-436-0908
Local Beaches

Haystack Rock & Tidal Pools

The Haystack Rock national reserve, is perhaps Cannon Beach’s most famous attraction. Just south of downtown, this mammoth basalt formation towers 235 feet above the shore. When the tide rescinds, it exposes a wonderland of tidal pools and sea-life. Tide tables are available in our offices for pick-up.

Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon

Hug Point Recreation Site

Ocean carved caves, a cascading waterfall, a man-made road around the point; these are just a few highlights of the Hug Point beaches. This area is known to be a very romantic beach to visit. Just 5 miles south of Cannon Beach.

Location: South of Cannon Beach

Indian Beach

Located on the far north end of Cannon Beach, you will wind your way through thick forest and past Ecola State Park, to reach this beautiful cove beach. It is a popular place for surfers and kayakers. Well worth the 3 – 4 miles drive from the base of the park.

Location: North Cannon Beach

Crescent Beach

For the more adventurous, this beach lies off the beaten path. It is accessible at low tide, by walking around the point at North Beach, just below the Breaker’s Point condominiums, or tests your endurance by accessing a trail from the Ecola State Park Road. You must walk up the road to access the trail; no parking is available on the road itself.

Location: North Cannon Beach

Tolovana Wayside Beach Access

Just 1 mile south of Cannon Beach downtown area. Park in a large parking lot, and north to Haystack Rock, or south to Silver Point.

Location: South of Cannon Beach – Tolovana Park

Arcadia Beach Recreation Area

About 3 miles south of Cannon Beach, take a right off Highway 101. This lovely expanse of beach is a nice, quiet location on a busy day.

Location: South of Cannon Beach.

State & Local Parks

World Famous Ecola State Park

Access is on the north end of Cannon Beach. A windy, two lane road cuts through Sitka and Hemlock for roughly 2 miles, before opening up at the top. This park boasts some of the most breathtaking views on the Oregon Coast. A year-round fee of $3.00 applies for day use.

Location: North Cannon Beach

Oswald West State Park

Located 10 miles south of Cannon Beach off Highway 101. Visitors must park in one of two parking lots, and walk through the forest for 3/4 of a mile to reach the beach called Short Sands. This is also a popular destination for surfers.

Location: North Cannon Beach

Hiking & Biking Trails

Ecola Park and Indian Beach Trail

A nice two mile hike from the parking lot of Ecola State Park provides open views of the ocean, off-shore rocks, a myriad of birds and occasional sea lions. Allow up to an hour each way. Ecola State Park is equipped with barbecue and restroom facilities. Indian Beach is the start of the Tillamook Head Trail.

Location: Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park – Tillamook Head Trail

Six miles each way beginning at either Indian Beach or Seaside. Highest point along the trail is 1200 feet. Allow three hours one way. Usually open all year. The Tillamook Head Trail traverses a cape jutting out into the sea between Seaside and Cannon Beach near Ecola State Park. A short day trip starts at Indian beach and is two miles. A trail side overnight camp is available.

Location: Ecola State Park

Arch Cape Trail

Travel south three miles from Cannon Beach to Arch Cape. On the north side of the tunnel go east. At this point, you enter Oswald West State Park and a five mile stretch to Cape Falcon treats the hiker to the lush coastal rain forest.

Location: Arch Cape

Whale Watching

People come from all over the United States to learn about the gray whales that migrate past our coast each year.  If you’re interested in a whale watching boat tour then click here to learn more!

Surfing

Cannon Beach Surf (View Website)

Specializing in all of your Oregon Coast surf needs: Sales – Boards, apparel, wetsuits, Lessons, Rental Packages, local information and surf tips. Contact them for information for beginners as well as advanced surfers.

Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon – Midtown next to the Surfsand Resort

Cleanline Surf (View Website)

Providing a variety of services including: Sales, Apparel, Rentals Packages, Lessons and much more. Locations in both Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon.

Location: Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon

Northwest Women’s Surf Camps (View Website)

Celebrating their eighth year in 2012, Northwest Women’s Surf Camps program continues to expand and grow the unique surfing event opportunities for women, men, couples, teens and kids!

Location: Seaside & Cannon Beach

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