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, take in some theatre, learn some history and, of course, relax on the beach. In your room is a Cannon Beach Magazine (Visitor’s Guide) that will help you find more things to do, but we 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. We’ve highlighted several galleries that seem to elicit enthusiastic reviews from our guests.

The Bronze Coast Gallery

224 N Hemlock – Downtown | (503) 436-1055 |

Northwest By Northwest Gallery

232 N Spruce – Downtown | (503) 436-0741 |

Ice Fire Glassworks

116 E Gower St and Hemlock – Midtown | (503) 436-2359 |

Jeffrey Hull Gallery

172 N Hemlock #24 Sandpiper Square – Downtown | (503) 436-2600 |


The Coaster Theatre Playhouse

108 N Hemlock – Downtown | (503) 436-1242 |

The Coaster Theatre Playhouse started out as a roller 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. There are free concerts in the City Park (downtown) during July and August, and professional productions throughout the year. For a schedule and tickets, please see our Front Desk staff. We offer discounted tickets to our guests.

Cannon Beach Cooking School – EVOO

188 S Hemlock – Downtown | (503) 436-8555 |

This is a riotous celebration of all things culinary! Cooking classes, demonstrations, small plate dinners and retail culinary shopping. Cooking taken to an art form!

Cannon Beach Historical Society

1387 S Spruce – Midtown | (503) 436-9301 |

Founded in 1969, the society’s mission is to protect and preserve the history of Cannon Beach. They have both oral and written memorabilia for your edification. If you want to learn more about our history, Haystack Rock, the 1964 tsunami, this is the place to visit.

123 S Hemlock – Downtown | (503) 436-1533 |

This is an art studio that breaks the boundary between the artist and an onlooker.


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 the 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.


Family Fun Cycles

1164 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR, 97110 | (503) 436-2247 FUNcycle rentals for the beach.

Horseback Riding

Sea Ranch Stables

415 Fir – Downtown | (503) 436-2815

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.

Hiking Trails

Please see our suggestion list in the lobby along with our “101 Things To Do” list.

Water Sports

If you don’t have your own surfboard, kayak, canoe, sailboard, or boogie board, head to Cannon Beach Surf. This shop rents and sells most all this stuff. You might also try Cleanline Surf for other options. Remember, the water is very cold.

Bahama Boards

1088 S Hemlock St. | 503-436-4317 |

Cleanline Surf

171 Sunset Blvd – Midtown | (503) 436-9726 |


Again, like the art galleries, Cannon Beach shops have their own, often local, spin on what they sell. 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 some store descriptions.