Around Cannon Beach

Once you have conquered everything there is to do in Cannon Beach, there is a plethora of things to do in the near vicinity. Whether it’s hiking Ecola State Park or playing golf in Gearhart; we are within minutes of many worthwhile adventures. In this section of the Guest Guide, you will find brief descriptions of some of these places and activities, from Tillamook to Astoria.

Points of Interest

Columbia River Maritime Museum

1792 Marine Drive, Astoria | (503) 325-2323 |

Interactive exhibits combine history with high technology for a truly participative experience. Learn how to pilot a tugboat, participate in a Coast Guard rescue, and fish for salmon. One admission includes a tour of the lightship Columbia – the last seagoing lighthouse serving the west coast.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Open Daily, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Fort Clatsop National Memorial

92343 Ft. Clatsop, Astoria |(503) 861-2471

This is the historical site where the Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered-over in 1805-06. The 125- acre park has a replica of their actual fort, and living history demonstrations during the summer.

Fort Stevens State Park

N Ft. Stevens Hwy, Hammond | (503) 861-1671

This state park is famous for its military history and a major shipwreck of which there are still remnants. There is plenty of camping, wildlife, biking, and hiking at this popular tourist spot.

Seaside Aquarium

200 N Prom, Seaside | (503) 738-6211 |

This renowned aquarium has an underwater exhibit where visitors come face-to-face with sea life. Guests are also allowed to feed the harbor seals and watch many different live sea animal shows. They pride themselves on their enormous Octopus and Wolf Eel.

Tillamook Cheese Visitor’s Center

4175 Hwy 101 North, Tillamook | (503) 815-1300

This famous cheese-making factory is located 45 minutes south of Cannon Beach. The visitor’s center offers a self-guided tour with video presentations on the making of Tillamook cheese and ice cream. It’s much cooler than it sounds. You get a bird’s eye view of the cheese making process and samples throughout the factory. They have gourmet food shops, gift shops, and an ice cream parlor.


Movie Theaters

Astoria Gateway Cinemas

1875 Marine Drive, Astoria | (503) 338-6593 |

Columbian Theaters

1102 Marine Drive, Astoria | (503) 325-3516 |

Seaside Cinemas

1026 12th Ave, Seaside | (503) 717-0318 |

Bowling & Billiards

Elks Bowling Alley

453 11th, Astoria | (503) 325-2941

Warren House Pub

3301 S. Hemlock St, Cannon Beach | (503) 436-1130

Lower Columbia Bowl Inc.

826 Marine Drive, Astoria | (503) 325-3321

Gearhart Bowl & Fultano’s Pizza

3518 Highway 101 N, Gearhart | (503) 738-5333

Recreation / Outdoors

Ecola State Park

This state park is widely known as the spot that William Clark stopped in 1805 to view the carcass of a 105-foot whale. There is no camping here, but hiking, wildlife watching, and surfing are very popular activities at Ecola.

Hug Point – South of Cannon Beach, 10 minutes on HWY 101
Hug point is a popular spot to hug someone…actually it is an amazing array of natural tidal caves and waterfalls. At low tide you can hike to the original beachside stagecoach trail.

Oswald West State Park – South of Cannon Beach, 15 Minutes on HWY 101
Hiking trails winding through old growth forests. The park includes 13 miles of The Oregon Coast Trail.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse (Known as Terrible Tilly)

Located 1.2 miles towards the sea and just south of Seaside, this non-functional lighthouse has a lot of history behind it. It is currently used as a columbarium, (a storage place for ashes of the deceased). There is no public access, but you can get a great view from the Oregon Coast Trail between Ecola State Park and Seaside.


Below are the four closest golf courses to Cannon Beach. Only Gearhart is an 18-hole course.

Gearhart Golf Links

1157 N Marion, Gearhart (18 Holes) | (503) 738-3538

Highlands Golf Course

Del Rey Beach-Off Hwy 101, Gearhart (9 Holes) | (503) 738-5248

Manzanita Golf Course

908 Lakeview Dr., Manzanita (9 Holes) | (503) 368-5744

Seaside Golf Course

451 Ave. U, Seaside (9 Holes) | (503) 738-5261


There are a lot of shops and stores in Seaside – 8 miles North of us on Hwy 101.

Seaside Factory Outlet Center

1111 N Roosevelt – Off Hwy 101 | (503) 717-1603 Features designer labels and brands, such as Nike, Eddie Bauer, Pendleton, Carters, Rack Room Shoes, Famous Footwear, Bath and Bodyworks, and more!