Guide to Cannon Beach Activities

Cannon Beach, often called the Oregon Coast’s most beautiful town, is perfect for families of all ages, with everything from galleries and boutique shopping to bookstores, a wonderful theater company, breweries, and some of the best saltwater taffy on the coast.


The Surfsand, a proud partner of Travel Oregon Forever, is located in the heart of Cannon Beach, on Oregon’s North Coast. With jaw-dropping views of Haystack Rock and the Pacific ocean, you’ll have access to some of the most spectacular scenery and adventures anywhere. Hike along trails overlooking the ocean or surf, paddle cycle or ride a horse–you truly can choose your own adventure. Please check with the front desk or call us in advance to help you plan your North Coast experience.


Order a Cannon Beach Guide here.

Cannon Beach Recreation Guide


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.

Cleanline Surf
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

Kayak Tillamook
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.

Oregon State Parks

Cresent Beach Hike

Cape Falcon Hike

Arch Cape to Short Sand Beach Hike

Sea Ranch Stables
Beach rides, trail rides, night rides and more. Available Memorial Day through Labor Day. (503) 436-2815

Yoga Cannon Beach

Yoga on the beach in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Cannon Beach Yoga Arts offers group yoga classes for all levels every day and is dedicated to supporting your unique expression of the art and science of yoga with knowledgeable, safe, articulate and fun instruction.

Guests of Surfsand Resort may receive a complimentary one – hour class pass – once per day up to two people. Longer classes are available for an additional fee.
Inquire at the front desk to make a reservation.

Exclusions: Class size is limited, advance registration is strongly recommended.

Oregon Coast Golf Courses

Golfing in Oregon.

Astoria Golf and Country Club
Warrenton (30 minutes north) (503) 861-2211

The Surfsand Resort is pleased to offer guests of the Resort golfing privileges at the Astoria Golf and Country Club, a private club located 30 minutes north in Warrenton, Or. Advance coordination through the Surfsand Resort is required.

Rates: Driving Range and Greens Fees are not included in the room rate. They are paid directly to Astoria Golf and Country Club.

9 hole rate $45, 9 hole rate with cart $53.50, 18 hole rate $85, 18 hole rate with cart – $115, Driving Range Fee $10 all day.

Exclusions: Limited availability for the Country Club. All tee times must be booked through the Resort front desk in advance. The front desk agent will provide you with a tee time card that must be presented upon arrival to the Country Club. All tee times are based on availability and are at the discretion of the Pro Shop.

Gearhart Golf Links

Gearhart (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

Oregon Coast Arts, Culture & Galleries

Painting on the beach in Oregon.

Cannon Beach Gallery Group

Cannon Beach Historical Society

A charming museum highlighting Cannon Beach’s storied past with photography and exhibits. Walking distance from the Surfsand Resort.

Center Diamond Quilting Shop

Coaster Theatre Playhouse

Columbia River Maritime Museum (Astoria, Oregon)

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

North Coast Land Conservancy

Cannon Beach Food  &  Drink Outings


Public Coast beer and seafood.

Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge

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 as well as classic desserts like our famous Haystack Heaven. The Wayfarer Lounge features a well-curated whiskey bar, cozy fireplace, and romantic sunset views. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Dinner reservations recommended (call the front desk). Located right next to the Surfsand Resort.

(503) 436-1108

190 Pacific Dr., Cannon Beach, OR 97110



Public Coast Brewing Company

Don’t miss Cannon Beach’s hyperlocal 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, Public Coast Brewing uses local Northwest 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.
Brewery hours vary by season.

(503) 436-0285

264 Third Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110


Stephanie Inn Dining Room

Dinner at the award-winning Stephanie Inn 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. Dinner reservations are required (call the front desk); children 12 and older may dine at the Stephanie Inn Dining Room.

(877) 977-2444

2740 S. Pacific, Cannon Beach, OR 97110


Bruce’s Candy Kitchen

Cannon Beach’s very own Willy Wonka-esque treats shop. A favorite for both kids and grown ups.

256 N Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110


EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School

Features hands-on cooking classes using the bounty of the Pacific Northwest, interactive demonstrations, dining shows, and a culinary gift shop.

188 S Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110


Tillamook Cheese Factory

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.

Other Adventures on the Oregon Coast


Oregon Coast surfing.


Seaside Carousel Mall

Seaside Cinemas

Seaside Factory Outlet Mall

For more information on local activities, check with the front desk or visit the Cannon Beach Chamber.

Leisure Activities


The Surfsand Resort

148 West Gower – P.O. Box 1486
Cannon Beach, Oregon  97110
Phone:(503) 436-2274
Fax: (503) 436-9116

Reservations: (855) 632-6744 or (503) 436-2274
Book your reservation online

Google Map

I-5 to Portland;
I-405 (or U.S. 217) to U.S. 26 West;
U.S. 26 seventy-five miles to Junction of U.S. 26 and U.S. 101;
U.S. 101 South three miles (to Cannon Beach) and take 2nd Cannon Beach exit;
West on Sunset Blvd to Hemlock;
North on Hemlock to Gower.

Google Map

I-205 South to Portland;
I-84 West to I-5 South (to Salem);
I-405 West to Beaverton;
Exit 1D (U.S. 26) West (to Beaverton/Ocean Beaches);
U.S. 26 seventy-five miles to Junction of U.S. 26 and U.S. 101;
U.S. 101 South three miles (to Cannon Beach) and take 2nd Cannon Beach exit;
West on Sunset Blvd to Hemlock;
North on Hemlock to Gower.

Google Map

I-5 South;
Exit 36 (Kelso/Longview);
Highway 432 West to Highway 433 and South to U.S. 30;
Cross Lewis & Clark Bridge over the Columbia River;
U.S. 30 West to Astoria;
U.S. 101 South (to Seaside/Cannon Beach) and take 2nd Cannon Beach exit;
West on Sunset Blvd to Hemlock;
North on Hemlock to Gower.

Google Map