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 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.
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Cannon Beach Food & Drink Outings
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. Indoor seating, an outdoor patio, wrap-around bar and big windows into the beer-making process.
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 Heaven. The 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.
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.
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
Yoga Cannon Beach
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.
Oregon Coast Golf Courses
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 (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
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)
Other Adventures on the Oregon Coast
For more information on local activities, check with the front desk or visit the Cannon Beach Chamber.