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Things to do in Cannon Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“This 235' sea stack is a short drive from Seaside. This iconic rock has tide pools at the base of it and sea birds living on it. Take a walk down the beach and check it out. I like to park next to Mo's restaurant where there is a public parking lot and restrooms and walk down to the rock. Some days there are volunteers available with binoculars to help spot birds and to look for sea life at low tide.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Coffee shop serving organic brews & pastries in a quaint bungalow with adirondack chairs out front.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Quaint, cozy fine dining restaurant & bar serving Cajun-Creole fare, plus French & Caribbean dishes.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Kid-friendly brewpub known for its microbrews, fish 'n' chips & saloonlike vibe.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Absolutely DELICIOUS! Crystal is the chef and her husband, Sean, along with his brood of brothers, offer the best service in town. This is a lovely way to celebrate a special something, even if that special something is simply that you're at the beach.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Roomy, airy craft brewpub offering brewery tours, rotating taps, gourmet pub fare & patio seating.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a newer grocery store in South Cannon Beach that has a wider selection than Mariner Market.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Locality
“An easy day drip that I do often—absolutely worth it for the coast line views. From the S'more, you'll spend about 90 minutes in the car each way. Plan to picnic on the beach and stop by the local candy shop before making your way back to town. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“About 100 yards from Whispering Dunes and they have everything you might need. Great beer and wine selection.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Seafood. Enjoy the best chowder and razor clams while sitting in a cozy, ocean front restaurant.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local chain serving seafood, burgers & pasta, plus cocktails, in a casual setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Laid-back, long-lived steakhouse & seafood spot with a casual menu, full bar & outdoor deck.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Haystack Rock is a unique 235 feet monolith that attracts wildlife and tourists alike and is part of the Oregon Coast’s geological history, formed millions of year ago by lava flows that created many of the dramatic capes and headlands along the coast. The Rock is home to nesting seabirds in the summer and marine invertebrates all year. Tidepool seekers are beckoned by its wonders every day. It was featured in The Goonies. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Theatre
“Each year the Coaster Theatre produces 5 plays and 2 musicals. The building began as a skating rink in the 1920's. Come check out a local play here.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best breakfast in town in my opinion. Small little cottage about 200 yards from Whispering Dunes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Their space is fun, they have amazing lattes and their baked goods are phenomenal. A great stop either before or after walking to Haystack Rock from Tolovana Park.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Quaint, cozy fine dining restaurant & bar serving Cajun-Creole fare, plus French & Caribbean dishes.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Kid-friendly brewpub known for its microbrews, fish 'n' chips & saloonlike vibe.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Absolutely DELICIOUS! Crystal is the chef and her husband, Sean, along with his brood of brothers, offer the best service in town. This is a lovely way to celebrate a special something, even if that special something is simply that you're at the beach.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
“Roomy, airy craft brewpub offering brewery tours, rotating taps, gourmet pub fare & patio seating.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Seafood. Enjoy the best chowder and razor clams while sitting in a cozy, ocean front restaurant.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local chain serving seafood, burgers & pasta, plus cocktails, in a casual setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Laid-back, long-lived steakhouse & seafood spot with a casual menu, full bar & outdoor deck.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best breakfast in town in my opinion. Small little cottage about 200 yards from Whispering Dunes.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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