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Cannon Beach, Oregon on a budget

Jun 5, 2006  Local NW resident
3.5 of 5 stars based on 9 votes

Buget travel for 2 in Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Cannon Beach
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Theater, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Fall
  • 1. Ecola Creek Lodge
    http://www.cannonbeachlodge.com/

    #1 piece of advice to travel on a budget, travel during the off season. March-May and October are off times. October is still really nice in NW Oregon, with alot less tourist activity.

    Drive PDX to Cannon Beach Oregon via HWY 26 approx 2 hours.
    Stay at Ecola Creek Lodge, it is a short walk to the beach, and town. Right near the river, and Ecola St. Park access rd. See the link for more information. $99 x 2 nights = $198 plus tax

  • 2. Osburn's Grocery -Day 1 - Lunch

    Pick up a sandwich or other deli treats and head to the beach. Cost $12.00 for 2 lunches

  • 3. Haystack Rock- Day 1
    Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

    Visit Haystack Rock and take advantage of the low tides, checking out the tidal animals. If you do visit in the Summer The Haystack Awareness Program has guides available. Cost FREE

  • 4. Galleries - Day 1

    There are tons of galleries and shops to browse, in Cannon Beach.
    Cost -Free unless you want to buy something

  • 5. Coaster Theater - Day 1 Evening
    http://www.coastertheatre.com/

    Has plays put on by local talent, year round. So check the timetable to determine what will be playing. Cost $12 on up

  • 6. Wayfarer Dinner Day -1
    http://www.wayfarer-restaurant.com/

    This restaurant isn't cheap but it is worth it. With the amazing view, and comfortable atmosphere with a full bar, you can't go wrong. So scrimp on other things, and hit this for your nice dinner out and you won't be disappointed.
    Cost - Soup De Jour $3.95 and house Salad $4.25 on up to $24.95 for Filet Mingon.
    They do offer 1/2 servings that are filling in themselves, so don't discount them out of hand simply because of the higher price sticker. See website for more information

  • 7. Lazy Susan -Day 2 Breakfast
    http://dine.com/restaurants/rid/120871/index.html

    Unique breakfast offerings, like quiche. All homemade Cost- Allow $5.00 each or more
    (503) 436-2816
    126 N Hemlock St
    If you just want something to take out, check the local bakeries, all are very good and delicious also.

  • 8. Horseback Riding - Day 2
    http://www.horserentals.com/seahorse.html

    Horseback riding rentals are available across the street from the Lodge, at Sea Ranch RV park. Cost $40 on up.

  • 9. Ecola Seafoods - Day 2 Lunch
    http://roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=1837

    Excellent Seafood, fresh, caught by the owners (Jay and Cindy Bechman). You can buy seafood fresh, or have their awsome fish and chips basket, shrimp cocktails or chowder.
    Location- Ecola Seafoods 2nd and Spruce 503-436-9130
    Cost- $5.00 on up depending on what you want

  • 10. DragonFire interactive Gallery - Day 2
    http://www.dragonfirestudio.com/

    This Gallery is interesting as you can also paint your own Ceramics, they will fire them for you and either mail them to you or you can pick them up.
    Cost -$5.00 on up depending on the piece.

  • 11. Ecola St Park / Indian Beach - Day 2

    Excellent Whale Watching from Ecola St. Park. Has public restrooms, covered picnic area with fireplace, large field (where the scary house from the Goonies was built and filmed), and many trails.
    Indian Beach, trails to Ecola St. Park, as well as over Tillamook Head. Excellent tidal animals here, good beach for kayaking also.
    Cost - Free if off season, in Summer nominal Parking fee.

  • 12. Lumberyard - Day 2 Dinner
    http://www.thelumberyardgrill.com/history.asp

    The Lumberyard Rostierre and Grill - Often has evening entertainment, so check their schedule. They have a full bar and a fun atmosphere and is non-smoking. Costs- See menu on website, $4.50 for a cup of chowder $3.95 for a side salad, most expensive is $19.95 for the prime Rib