Cannon Beach, Oregon
Attractions

Attractions in Cannon Beach are never ending in this coastal town. Discover the one of a kind art in one of the many art galleries, learn about the history of Cannon Beach and the surrounding area by visiting the museum or taking the walking tour, see the nearby Tillamook Lighthouse, explore one of the many state parks and recreational sites and of course play on the beach where you can explore the famous Haystack Rock. Explore this page to find what to see while visiting this seaside town.

Art and Art Galleries

Archimedes Gallery. 139 W. 2nd Street, Suite 5, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. E-mail

Bronze Coast Gallery. 224 N. Hemlock, Suite 2, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-1055; Fax: 801-838-3817. E-mail

Cannon Beach Gallery. 1064 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-0744. E-mail

Cannon Beach Gallery Group. PO Box 1402, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. E-mail

Haystack Rock, third-highest seastack on the planet at a height of 235 feet, enjoys wilderness status as part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and thus is off-limits to climbing. Go Northwest! photo by Danny Eden.

DragonFire Studio and Gallery. 123 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-1533; Fax: 503-436-1532. E-mail

Gary's Cannon Beach Photos. 280 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2464.

George Vetter FotoArt. 231 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-739-1415.

Greaver Gallery. 739 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-1185. E-mail

Hannen Stained Glass. 840 N. Spruce, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2761.

Haystack Gallery. 183 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2547. E-mail

Heritage Gallery Fine Art & Framing. 224 N. Hemlock, Suite 1, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-0844; Toll-free: 1-877-999-0844.

House of the Potter. 232 N. Spruce, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436 2504; Fax: 503-436-9169. E-mail

Icefire Glassworks. 116 E. Gower Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2359.

Jeffrey Hull Gallery. 172 N. Hemlock, Suite 24, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2600; Toll-free: 1-888-436-2606.

Modern Villa Gallery. 224 N. Hemlock, Suite 6, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-2428. E-mail

Northwest by Northwest Gallery. 232 N. Spruce, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-0741; Toll-free: 1-800-494-0741; Fax: 503-436-1452. E-mail

Oregon Gallery. 223 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-0817.

Primary Elements Gallery. 172 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-0220.

Steidel's Art. 116 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-1757; Toll-free: 1-800-435-1757.

White Bird allery. 251 N. Hemlock, PO Box 502, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone/Fax: 503-436-2681. E- mail

Farmers Market

Cannon Beach Farmers Market. Phone: 503-440-6013. E-mail

Historic Sites

Lewis & Clark Trail

Haystack Rock *See photo at top of page
Cannon Beach's famous attraction. This mammoth basalt formation rises 235 feet above the shore and is the third largest monolith in the world. When the tide rescinds an amazing view of the sea life and tidal pools are exposed.

Haystack Rock *See photo at top of page
Located on the Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach, Hay Stack Rock is only 1.5 hours' drive from the city of Portland, OR. Hay Stack rock is a seashore monolith rock formation, also known as a sea stack. Accessible by foot at low tide, Hay Stack rock is an intertidal Hay Stack rock looms off shore, standing at 235 feet, or 72 meters tall at low tide. Hay Stack Rock is the third largest intertidal structure in the world.

When the tide rescinds an amazing view of the sea life and tidal pools are exposed. Filled with sea life, these pools are teeming with life since the organisms within these pools spend a great deal of their lives underwater. Tide pools at Hay Stack Rock include sea anemones, star fish, crabs, sea slugs, limpets, chitons, as well as, ocean vegetation.

Take care as you explore the shore, Hay Stack Rock is protected under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a seabird nesting colony. It is also protected under the Oregon department of fish and wildlife as a marine garden. Just like any seaside site, you should take caution while visiting since the ocean is unpredictable. Watch out for the waves and changing tides so you don't get stuck or stranded. Take note that no climbing is permitted on Hay Stack Rock since it is home to many protected animals.

Cannon Beach History Walking Tour. Cannon Beach History Center & Museum: 1387 S. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-9301.

Lighthouse

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. Located 1.3 miles off the coast of Ecola State Park. GPS: 45.93724; -124.01905.

Museums and Exhibits

Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. 1387 S. Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-9301.

Performing Arts

String of Pearls Band. E-mail
A swing, jazz and dance band that plays for public or private occasions.

Coaster Theater. 108 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. Phone: 503-436-1242.

Scenic Drives

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
This wondrous 363 mile/580 km byway follows the entire Oregon coast via Highway 101 allowing one to take in the stunning scenery of the Pacific Ocean. Discover the points of interest such as aquariums and museums. For additional enjoyment, be sure to stop by the charming coastal towns along the way. Allow 10-12 hours for driving time.

Three Capes Scenic Loop
35-mile byway off Highway 101 between Tillamook and Pacific City starting at Cape Kiwanda and continuing along Cape Meares and Cape Lookout.

State Parks

Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.846666; -123.961111.

Located 1 mile south of Cannon Beach off the highway, Arcadia State Recreation Site is a wonderful place to spend the day at the beach. Here you can surf, watch tide pools or have a picnic. This beach stretches between 2 headlands, Humbug Point to the north and Lion Rock to the south. Low tide allows you to to pass both headlands.

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint. Phone: 503-842-3182; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.469878; -123.968901.

Part of the Three Capes Scenic Route, this scenic viewpoint features an 1890's Cape Meares lighthouse that you can tour, hiking and walking trails through old growth spruce trees including the "Octopus Tree". Viewing migrating whales is possible in the winter and spring.

Del Ray Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-861-3170 ext. 21; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 46.04444444,-123.923611.

Located 2 miles north of Gearhart off Highway 101, Del Rey is a wonderful place to enjoy the ocean, beach and beautiful sunsets.

Ecola State Park. Phone: 503-436-2844; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.923055,-123.96777.

Ecola Park is located between Seaside and Cannon Beach stretching the coastline for 9 miles. This day use park offers amazing sightseeing opportunities, an abandoned lighthouse, a network of trails that includes a segment of the Oregon Coast Trail and the Clatsop Loop Trail, a historical interpretive trail.

Fort Stevens State Park. Phone: 503-861-3170 ext. 21; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 46.18422; -123.95682.

Fort Stevens is chalked full of history. Beginning in the Civil War until the end of World War II, the fort was in service for 84 years. This unique park features a historic shipwreck and of course the historical fort. In the summer an underground tour runs through a rare gun battery that also served as a command center during World War II. Explore a variety of habitats by hiking.

Hug Point State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.825325; -123.961106.

Located 5 miles south of Cannon Beach, Hug Point offers forested picnic areas and a short walk to the beach. Discover a seasonal waterfall, caves carved into sandstone cliffs and tide pools by walking a short distance to the north. Be careful not to get stranded at high tide while exploring the point.

Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-368-5943; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.6430555, -123.940277.

Located off Highway 101 north of Rockaway, Manhattan Beach is a relaxing place for picnic and provides access to the beach.

Nehalem Bay State Park. Phone: 503-368-5154; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.70948; -123.936526.

Nehalem Bay Park is situated between the bay and the ocean on a 4 mile long sand spot. Walk over the sand dunes for your beach activities such as beach combing where you may find shells and agates. Take in the stunning view of the bay via the bike path. This is a pet friendly facility.

Oswald West State Park. Phone: 503-368-3575; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.775274; -123.945556.

Oswald has a secluded sandy beach and miles of hiking trails including 13 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail. Cape Falcon and Neah-kah-nie Mountain are two headlands offering more hikes.

Saddle Mountain State Natural Area. Phone: 503-368-5943; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.90623; -123.745565.

Located 8 miles northeast of Necanicum Junction off Highway 26, Saddle Mountain is a great place where you can discover wildflowers, stunning scenery, a panoramic view from the summit of Saddle Mountain, and the viewpoint on Humbug Mountain.

Sunset Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-861-3170 ext. 21; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 46.0991; -123.9391.

Sunset Beach has a famous history and offers access to the ocean with a wide range of views from Cape Disappointment to the north and Ecola State Park to the south. There is an ADA accessible boardwalk leading to the beach.

Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Phone: 503-436-2844; Toll-free: 1-800-551-6949. GPS: 45.873611; -123.96111.

Located 1 mile south of Cannon Beach off Highway 101, Tolovana Beach offers a beautiful beach for all your favorite activities as well as views of Haystack Rock.

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