Cannon Beach

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Tavia on January 28, 2001

Home of well-known and highly-recognizable Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach seems to be the one coastal point every visitor sees, as it is the first beach you hit south of Astoria. What I didn't realize is that there's a town with the same name attached to the beach with a supposed vibrant creative population. In addition to Haystack Rock, there are caves carved into the side of the sea cliffs by the ocean waves, white beaches good for walking, ample piles of driftwood for sitting, and other rocky piles that add to the whole aesthetic effect of this marvelous beach.

Nifty fact: Haystack Rock is the 3rd largest freestanding monolith in the world. At low tide you stand next to it and ponder how insignificant man can be when compared to the forces of nature.

Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach Loop (Off Interstate Highway 101)
Cannon Beach, Oregon, 97110
(503) 436-2623

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