Guide to Cannon Beach Activities
There is so much to see and do in Cannon Beach, which is why we put together this Guide to Cannon Beach Activities.
The Surfsand is located in the heart of Cannon Beach, on Oregon’s north coast. With jaw-dropping views of Haystack Rock and the expanse of the Pacific, you’ll have access to some of the most spectacular scenery and adventures anywhere. From hiking along trails overlooking the ocean or exploring secret coves, to surfing, paddling, cycling or riding, you can truly choose your own adventure. Cannon Beach, often called the Oregon Coast’s most beautiful town, is perfect for families of all ages, with everything from galleries and secret gardens to boutique shopping, bookstores, a wonderful theater company, breweries, and some of the best salt water taffy on the coast. Please check with the front desk or call us in advance to help you plan your North Coast experience.
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Don’t miss Cannon Beach’s newest brewery, Public Coast Brewing Company, proudly celebrating three great Oregon traditions: our 363 miles of publicly owned coastline, delicious craft beers brewed on site, and tasty Northwest food. Owned and operated by Ryan and Stephanie Snyder, owners of the Surfsand Resort, Public Coast Brewing uses local NW ingredients to bring you the juiciest burgers, fresh-catch fish and chips, house-made root beer, delicious stout shakes, and the best onion rings on the Coast. Lots of indoor seating, an outdoor patio, wrap-around bar and big windows onto the beer-making process.
Be sure to stop by on Friday afternoon when Brewer Will unveils a weekly seasonally inspired flavor keg at 5pm. Brewery hours vary by season.
With its stunning ocean view and charming “old school” nautical vibe, the Wayfarer celebrates coastal dining the way it was meant to be: with craft cocktails, an extensive wine list, Pacific Northwest seafood and steaks and classic desserts like our famous Haystack PieThe Wayfarer Lounge features a well-curated whiskey bar, cozy fireplace and romantic sunset views. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations recommended (call the front desk). Located right next to the Surfsand Resort.
Intimate, relaxed, sumptuous…dinner at the award-winning Stephanie Inn is a must for visitors to Cannon Beach. Dining at the Stephanie isn’t simply a meal, it’s an experience. Inspired by local ingredients at the peak of their season, Chef Aaron Bedard creates a culinary exploration of the bounty of the Pacific Northwest region. Reservations required (call the front desk); children 12 and older may dine at the Stephanie Inn Dining Room.
Cannon Beach’s very own Willy Wonka-esque treats shop. A favorite for kids (and grown ups).
Meet Mike Selberg, local maker of award-winning spirits, fermented entirely from scratch, on site. Whether you are new to spirits or a long time connoisseur, stop by for a tasting in downtown Cannon Beach.
Features hands-on cooking classes using the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, interactive demonstrations, dining shows and a culinary gift shop.
Visit the world-famous Tillamook Cheese Factory in the land of cheese, trees and ocean breezes. Features a self-guided tour and windows onto the cheese-making operations, Tillamook ice cream and specialty products store. About one hour from the Stephanie Inn along scenic coastline, bays and farmland.
Haystack Rock Tidepools – explore on your own or visit with one of the special guides from the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (ask for the schedule at front desk)
Biking – Complimentary Beach Cruiser Bicycles and helmets are available for kids and adults at the front desk
Ecola State Park – Spectacular park, on the cliffs above the north end of Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach Tennis Court
One block east of Hemlock Street in downtown Cannon Beach. Go east on 2nd, just past Spruce.
Cannon Beach Surf
High quality surf gear and boards, lessons, rentals and more.
Cannon Beach & Seaside
Clatsop Paddle Company – The beautiful North Coast and Lower Columbia are a flatwater paradise! Stand Up Paddle Boards and kayak rentals, lessons and guided tours
The oldest and most extensive guide service on the Oregon Coast, offering equipment, lessons and tours of Oregon’s most scenic inland waterways.
Oregon Coast Birding Trail
Grouse, puffins, peregrine falcons: the North Coast has it all. Maps and more are available on the website.
Sea Ranch Stables
Beach rides, trail rides, night rides and more. Available Memorial Day through Labor Day. (503) 436-2815
Daily classes by experienced instructors in a warm and welcoming environment. Drop ins welcome.
Astoria Golf and Country Club
Warrenton (30 minutes north) (503) 861-2211
Gearhart Golf LinksGearhart (20 minutes north) (503) 738-3538
Highlands Golf Course
Gearhart, (503) 738-5248
Manzanita Golf Course
Manzanita (20 minutes south) (503) 368-5744
Seaside Golf Course<
Seaside (15 minutes north) (503) 738-5261
A charming museum highlighting Cannon Beach’s storied past with photography and exhibits. Walking distance from the Surfsand Resort.
Columbia River Maritime Museum (Astoria, Oregon)