Cannon Beach Was Rated One Of The Best In The World

Haystack Rock (Photo by Danielle Denham / thePDXphotographer)

Gorgeous Cannon Beach has always been one of my favorite places to visit in Oregon. Not only was one of my favorite childhood classic movies The Goonies filmed here, but to no surprise, it was also listed in 2013 as one of the 21 Best Beaches In The World by National Geographic.

Probably one of the most photographed places on the Oregon Coast is the iconic Haystack Rock, and this eye candy alone is enough reason to make the trip here.

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Haystack Rock (Photo by Danielle Denham / thePDXphotographer)
Cannon Beach Oregon
Cannon beach (Photo by Danielle Denham / thePDXphotographer)

This 235-foot sea stack has taken the prize for one of the tallest intertidal sea stacks in the world. When the tide is low enough, you can walk right up to the base. Between October and May, the pace of coastal tourism decreases dramatically, and it’s one of the best times to visit for wildlife lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, and for anyone just looking to get away for the weekend to enjoy some small town charm.

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There are plenty of festivals at Cannon Beach — the sandcastle building contest, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, and the glorious Fourth Of July parade are just a few.

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Small town charm in Cannon Beach

The small town of Cannon Beach has strict regulations in place, limiting the infiltration of large chain stores or restaurants, allowing it to retain its small town charm.

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Awesome shops

Looking to do some shopping while visiting the coast? Make sure and check out Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion while you’re visiting Cannon Beach! Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion has shops not only on the coast but in Eugene and Portland as well.

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Their charming and modern boutique, which has been open since February of 2018 in Cannon Beach, has been doing tremendously well. And not just apparel, this shop has something for everyone, with all types of items for men and women. You will find everything from boots to hats, jewelry, bags, accessories and more.

From jeans dappled with colorful embroidery and sundresses in bright florals to rain boots and beach slip-ons in every imaginable shade, Rachelle M. has color bursting from every shelf, all of which are cleverly constructed from repurposed materials. The shop proudly offers high quality gear from That Oregon Life, Ilse Jacobsen, and The Great PNW, tentree, Jenny Kraus, and MonaB.

Rachelle M. Rustic House of Fashion, 148 N. Hemlock, Suite A, Cannon Beach, Oregon (503) 436-4267


One of The Most Grand Hotels In The Country

This beautiful oceanfront hotel in Cannon Beach is known as the Stephanie Inn, and recently was named the 5th best hotel in the United States by Trip Advisor. From the minute walk into the lobby, you will see this gorgeous hotel is absolutely jaw-dropping.

Hit the link here to read more about the Stephanie Inn.

Indian Beach

Just north of the town of Cannon Beach, Indian Beach, Ecola Park is worth a visit too.

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When you’re done enjoying the delicious food and browsing the local art galleries and boutiques in town, you’ll definitely want to check out all the amazing places to explore in the area. There’s so much beauty here in the lush green hills that the experience on the trails is sure to give you and your friends or loved ones an unforgettable experience.

You’ll surely not want to miss this secluded paradise near Cannon Beach. Hit the link here to learn more. Let us know in the comments about your trip to the Oregon Coast!

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