Cannon Beach Journals

Cannon Beach is awe-inspiring!

A March 2004 trip to Cannon Beach by jodellebobelle

Cannon Beach Photo, Cannon Beach, Oregon More Photos
Quote: Cannon Beach has stolen my heart. To stand on that beach and gaze at the awe-inspring Haystack Rock set against the ocean waves is to know that God truly is the best artist ever to create such a masterpiece.

Cannon Beach is awe-inspiring!

Overview

Cannon Beach Photo, Cannon Beach, Oregon
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Highlights!? You want highlights, huh? THE highlight is Haystack Rock. It is absolutely the quintessential thing to see when you visit Cannon Beach. I talk more about that in my Haystack review, but definitely check that out. Cannon Beach is a picture-perfect setting of what America should be. There is a little school sitting right on the beach, and the children basically have recess on the beach. Why couldn't I have been raised there? While walking along the beach, you discover a free souvenir: sand dollars. Beautiful little sand dollars almost everywhere you step are yours for the taking. The best thing to do there: sit down in the sand on Cannon Beach, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and...Read More

JP's at Cannon Beach

Restaurant | "JP's on Cannon Beach"

JP's at Cannon Beach Photo, Cannon Beach, Oregon
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Rustic lodge decor gives this nice family restaurant a warm, cozy feel, not to mention the enormous fireplace in the middle of it. We sat right next to the fireplace and just had a wonderful time. The food was delish, and the service was wonderful, too. About a block away from the beach, it’s the perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner. I am going back again this March, and I plan on eating there again. And I recommend it for you, too!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 23, 2005

JP's at Cannon Beach
1116 S Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
(503) 436-0908

Camp 18 Gift Shop & Restaurant

Restaurant | "Camp 18"

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If you head toward the coast from Portland on Highway 26, you'll pass by Camp 18, a must-see place to stop, shop, eat and see all the nostalgic logging machinery. So don't pass by - make sure you stop and eat here. The food is great, and the atmosphere is sure to be appreciated. It is fashioned into a great log cabin with huge log beams, antler chandeliers, and a warm fireplace in the center. There is even a loft for romantic dining for two (with reservations). There are plenty of photo opportunities for the family. I still remember coming to this place with my cousins when I was like 8, and that was a LONG time ago, so this is definitely a place that will heighten the greatness of being...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

Camp 18 Gift Shop & Restaurant
42362 Highway 26
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97138
(503) 755-2476

Bill's Tavern

Restaurant | "Bill's Tavern & Brewhouse"

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While the restaurant itself has a neat atmosphere, the service was quite annoying. When you first walk in, you can choose whether you need the "family section" with the young-uns or whether you want the pub environment. The decor is fun and the food is fantastic, but our waiter came a total of two times: once to take our drink order and a half-hour later to take our food order. An hour later we got our food, from a different staff member, and needless to say, a tip was not left. But if you like great food and fun atmosphere more than good service, then you'll like this place.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 16, 2006

Bill's Tavern
188 N Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110
(503) 436-2202

Haystack Rock

Attraction

Haystack Rock Photo, Cannon Beach, Oregon
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Haystack Rock should be one of the wonders of the world if you ask me. When you first see this wonder from afar, you will be amazed and your camera will be a snappin'! As you come up on the giant beast of nature, goose bumps will form as you sense the masterpiece you are looking at. The best thing about it is how it is alive! Starfish, sea urchins, and all kinds of other sea life live amongst the giant wonder. A natural biology class awaits your discovery here at Haystack Rock. I actually got to touch starfish and watch the sea urchins close into themselves as I grazed my toe over them. As the tide goes out, venture out onto the rock. But come back in before the tide comes in! It is definitely one ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 23, 2005

Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Visiting Portland? Then put Cannon Beach on your list of things to do. Cannon Beach is only a 2-hour drive away and worth every minute of the drive. And the drive is scenic, as you drive through logging areas and beautiful forestry. Rent a car, or heck, rent a donkey; I don't care, but make sure you see Cannon Beach. My opinion is that your life isn't complete until you see Cannon Beach.