Some people might say that Cannon Beach is too tourist-y, but we find it perfect. You can walk on the beach and at low tide, walk out to the monolith Haystack Rock.
Cannon Beach has wonderful shops and galleries for pocketbooks of all sizes. Our favorite gallery is North By Northwest, which features the astounding color photographs of Christopher Burkett. He does art photography and you have to see it to believe it. The toy shop has things we've never seen anywhere else. And of course there are restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops and candy shops galore. Ecola State Park is at the northern edge of town, so Cannon Beach has something for everyone.