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Travelers to Cannon Beach are drawn in by the beauty and quaintness of this small Oregonian town. It is most notably marked by the distinctive Haystack Rock and Needles – a gorgeous 235-foot sea stack jetting out of the sand at low tide. Vacation rentals here range from cozy cottages and wood cabins to oceanfront homes and breezy beach rentals. Ideal for a family trip or romantic getaway, Cannon Beach combines untamed beauty of the Pacific Northwest with the attractions and amenities of a top-notch beach town.
Book a vacation rental downtown near shops, restaurants, galleries and the beach, or stay off the beaten path with a homey lodge amongst the forested mountains. You’ll quickly realize the elegance of Cannon Beach is unlike anywhere else in the world.
There’s something for everyone here in Cannon Beach, from water sports and outdoor recreation to wildlife exploration and sightseeing. The town is small enough that no vacation rental is too far from the family-friendly activities. Beach rentals are steps away from surf camps, sand-sculpting classes, paragliding and even helicopter rides! Rent a bicycle or three-wheeler from Mike’s Bike Shop for easy navigation and transportation around town. Go horseback riding on the beach with Sea Ranch Stables for a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience. Spend the day bird-watching on the hills or boarding a romantic whale-watching cruise during sunset.
The picturesque Haystack Rock isn’t just a pretty sight, either. At low tide you can walk out to the natural structure and see an array of aquatic species living in the tide pools, like starfish, anemone and crabs.
There’s also a city park in Cannon Beach perfect for the kids. It consists of a playground, baseball field, tennis court, basketball hoops and skateboard park. With available vacation rentals just blocks away, you can take a break from the beach with some heart-pumping competitive activities.
Vacation rentals downtown place you in the heart of Cannon Beach’s cultural hub. But rest assured this is no tourist trap - strict regulations are in place limiting the infiltration of large chain stores and restaurants, allowing Cannon Beach to keep its small town charm.
The strip is a grouping of shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums and boutiques all offering something special. There’s fine dining mixed with cozy cafes, delis, pizzerias and seafood galleys. You won’t want to miss the Cannon Beach Farmers Market every Tuesday between June and September, with fresh organic produce and other tasty options. Ice cream and candy shops keep the kids happy, while local breweries quench your thirst.
Beach rentals and vacation homes in Cannon Beach are surrounded by exciting arts and entertainment. There’s a renowned sandcastle-building contest in June, and festivals such as “Spring Unveiling” and the “Stormy Weather Arts Festival”, both showcasing local creative works. Vacation rentals here may seem like something out of a movie – and that’s because they are! Cannon Beach’s scenic beauty has been featured in famous films such as The Goonies, Point Break and Twilight. Heck, Haystack Rock is one of the featured default desktop images included with all Windows computers!
History also abounds near your vacation rental. Learn about this spectacular town at places like the Cannon Beach History Center, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Garibaldi Museum, and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park.
Lovers rejoice at the romance of Cannon Beach, too. Catch a play or musical at the Coaster Theater. Enjoy some spa pampering after a relaxing day on the beach, and then dine for two at a fancy seafood eatery.
Experience the magic of Cannon Beach on your next family adventure. TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals has the best deals and availability on all rental properties in the area.