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Cannon Beach/Ecola Area - Must See?

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Cannon Beach/Ecola Area - Must See?

Hi Folks - Currently staying near Cape Meares. Leaving tomorrow (8/23/2010) for Portland. I was thinking of driving north to Cannon Beach area, then 101 to 26 to Portland. The more direct route is through Tillamook to 6 to 26 to Portland.

We have driven the 3 capes scenic route already. Also, we have explored Rialto and Ruby Beaches in WA.

Is the Cannon Beach/Ecola State Park "side-trip" worth the longer drive?

Note: Tomorrow, after checking into our hotel, we will be heading to the Columbia Gorge.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Cannon Beach/Ecola Area - Must See?

Is the Cannon Beach/Ecola State Park "side-trip" worth the longer drive?>>

i always enjoy driving hwy 101 -- great views of the ocean -- when you get to cannon beach you can see haystack rock -- one of the largest monoliths in the world

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2. Re: Cannon Beach/Ecola Area - Must See?

Yes. Enjoy walking the town, seeing what interests you, walk up to Haystack Rock, visit Ecola and Indian Beaches.

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3. Re: Cannon Beach/Ecola Area - Must See?

Yes, definitely a must-see! I am ten minutes away in Seaside and never tire of seeing the beauty of Ecola State Park. Take the drive back to Indian Beach. You can walk down to the beach, the scenery is beautiful! :)

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4. Re: Cannon Beach/Ecola Area - Must See?

I'd also suggest a short stop at Oswald West State Park, just north of Manzanita. Take a 1/3 mile walk down to Short Sands Beach and you WILL NOT be disappointed!!

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5. Re: Cannon Beach/Ecola Area - Must See?

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