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Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

Cannon Beach [1] is a city on the Northern Oregon Coast, 80 miles west of Portland, 25 miles south of Astoria, and 9 miles south of Seaside. Only four miles in length, hugging the Pacific Ocean, Cannon Beach (population ~ 1,700) is a popular resort area, hosting more than 750,000 visitors annually.

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By Car[edit]

You can travel to Cannon Beach by Highways 101, 26 and 30. Each highway to Cannon Beach provides a dramatic landscape and many opportunities for admiring a unique location. Cannon Beach is an hour and a half from the Portland International Airport (PDX). From the airport you can travel Highway 26 or 30. It is advised that you rent a car at PDX or bring your own vehicle to Cannon Beach; there is a shuttle for traveling in Cannon Beach and a bus which will take you to surrounding towns.

By Bus[edit]

Family Market in Cannon Beach - NorthWest POINT bus stop

The NorthWest POINT [2] provides service between Portland and Astoria. It stops at Cannon Beach (Teresa's Family Market bus shelter) before traveling north to Astoria. Fare is $17 one way; there are two trips each way each day (December 2013).

Get around[edit]

  • Sunset Empire Transit District runs a Cannon Beach Shuttle[3], a.k.a. Route 21, Blue Star Fish, Cannon Beach-Seaside. This shuttle runs a loop that connects Cannon Beach and Seaside every hour. Fare $1 (December 2013).

Both Cannon Beach and Seaside are quite compact and walkable, with many pedestrian facilities. This makes it a great destination even for those without a car.

There are no car rentals in Cannon Beach or Seaside. The nearest is Astoria.

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Sense of scale of Haystack Rock
  • Haystack Rock/Tolovana Beach State Recreation Area, U.S. 101, 1 mile S of Cannon Beach, +1 800-551-6949, [4]. Haystack Rock is considered the 3rd largest monolith in the world standing at 235 feet tall. During low tides star fish and other native wildlife can be viewed at the base of the rock. It is one of the most photographed rock formations on the Oregon Coast. The area is a wildlife refuge, home to many birds. Free.  edit
  • Ecola State Park to enjoy some of the most stunning Oregon Coast views anywhere. Multitude of hiking trails of all levels enable you to partake in nature activities. Ecola State Park is located at the north end of Cannon Beach. Once a destination visited by explorers of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, this park provides a sanctuary for an abundance of wildlife and a incredible sight for photographs.

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While in Cannon Beach rent beach bikes, surf boards and boogie boards; and fly kites, look at the tidal pools or stroll down four miles of beautiful sandy beaches. When you are through exploring the natural offerings of this charming town browse through the varied shops which range from art galleries and candy shops to fine jewelry and pet supplies.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

In Cannon Beach you will find pizza, burgers and beers; or fine wines, salmon and new york steaks; whatever your desire its sure to be in Cannon Beach.

  • Sleepy Monk (The Irish Table), 1235 South Hemlock Street, [5]. By day this is one of the best coffee shops on the coast. By night it transform to a quaint Irish restaurant. Enjoyable at any time of day.  edit


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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Schooners Cove Inn, 188 N Larch St, 503-436-2300, [6]. Experience the Oregon Coast in this setting nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the community of Cannon Beach.  edit
  • The Wayside Inn, 3339 S Hemlock St, 503-436-1577, [7]. Beautiful ocean views, gas fireplaces, decks, and indoor pool and spa. Just a short walk from the hotel you’ll find miles of sandy beach to roam and majestic Haystack Rock.  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Cannon Beach
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