Things To Do In Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach has a seemingly endless offering of things to do and see. Our town is a virtual paradise in which to shop, bike, hike, see a play, learn some history and, of course, relax on the beach. In your room you will find a Cannon Beach Magazine (Visitor’s Guide) that will help you find more things to do; we also encourage you to go out and explore for yourself. Cannon Beach Magazine also has tide tables and maps of the area.
Nationally recognized as a quickly maturing serious fine arts community, there are more galleries than you will most likely have time to visit! You could always book reservations for your return trip now! Part of the fun is the sense of discovery, but we will highlight several galleries that seem to illicit enthusiastic reviews from our guests. The Bronze Coast Gallery – a very serious collection of bronze sculpture – it’s worth just stopping in, if not to buy. Jeffery Hull Gallery has a fantastic assortment of original oil and watercolors of the Oregon coast. Finally, the Northwest By Northwest Gallery has some of the best variety and quantity of established local artists.
The Bronze Coast Gallery
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
White Bird Gallery
Entertainment & Points of Interest
Coaster Theatre Playhouse
The Coaster Theatre Playhouse started out as an ice skating rink back in the 1920s. Its final transformation began in 1972 when Maurie Clark gave the building new life. It is now considered one of the finest community performing arts theaters in the Northwest. Seating about 200 people, the Coaster Theatre presents an excellent variety of comedies, musicals, and dramatic plays throughout the year. For a schedule, please see our Front Desk staff.
Cannon Beach Cooking School – EVOO
Cooking School, Catering & Culinary Gifts 188 S Hemlock | 503-436-8555 | evoo.biz This is a riotous celebration of all things culinary! Cooking classes, demonstrations, small plate dinner show and retail culinary shopping.
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
Founded in 1969, the society’s mission is to protect and preserve the history of Cannon Beach. They have both oral and written memorabilia. If you want to learn more about our history, Haystack Rock, the 1964 tsunami, etc., this is the place to come.
Recreation / Out of Doors
The Beach & Haystack Rock
Our spectacular beach stretches from Silver Point at the south, to Chapman Point at the north end. In between these points you will find the infamous Haystack Rock and The Needles (right next to it). Watch for tufted puffins, sandpipers, hordes of sea gulls, and brown pelicans. The inter-tidal zone (where tide pools form when tide is out) is a fascinating spot for viewing sea life of all kinds, but please remember to be respectful of this fragile marine eco-system and take nothing away with you but pictures and wonderful memories.
Family Fun Cycles
Funcycles are also available to rent at the Funcycle shop in midtown, next to the Family Market. Getting down to the beach and hardpacked sand is a little easier from this location.
Horseback Riding Sea Ranch RV Park and Stable
Sea Ranch Stables have been operating in Cannon Beach for 75 years. They are the only ones in Cannon Beach to give guided tours and rent horses to all ages. Available from mid-May to Labor Day. Reservations are necessary and can only be made in person.
If you don’t have your own surfboard, skimboard, or boogie board, head to Cannon Beach Surf. This shop rents and sells most of this equipment.
Cleanline Surf Shop
Come in to Cleanline for wetsuit demonstrations, rentals and more. Remember, the water is very cold and a wetsuit is always a smart idea.
Again, like the art galleries, Cannon Beach shops each have their own unique style and merchandise. Souvenirs, seashells, toys, salt-water taffy, glass & pewter sculptures, clothing, and boutiques; Cannon Beach has shops for everyone. Most are located downtown; please consult your Cannon Beach Magazine (Visitor’s Guide) for store descriptions.