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
Northwest By Northwest Gallery
Ice Fire Glassworks
Jeffrey Hull Gallery
ENTERTAINMENT & POINTS OF INTEREST
The Coaster Theatre Playhouse
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
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
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.
Dragon Fire Interactive Studio & Gallery
This is an art studio that breaks the boundary between the artist and an onlooker.
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 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
Sea Ranch Stables
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.
Please see our suggestion list in the lobby along with our “101 Things To Do” list.
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.
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.