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“Best vacation spot on the Oregon Coast”
Review of Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The quiant little town is away from the bussle of the busy life of the city life. There are many amazing art gallaries and award winning restraunts. Some of the cleanest beaches on the coast. The people here truly take pride in their town.

Thank bstrads
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The views of haystack rock are awesome. The beaches are some of the nicest and cleanest anywhere. Hard to find a better spot than here for "sunset" photos.

Thank rb44chinook
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

...you will love Cannon Beach! The 'downtown' area is nice, but it's way too planned to give a feel good experience. The shops mostly sell expensive unnecessary items and most are not good places to take kids. Ice cream and candy stores are the best. there is also a fun kite shop on the north end of town. The beach is amazing and beautiful though, and the area is a great place for viewing classic beach houses. Haystack rock is a classic. Oh, and keep in mind that many yuppy CB residents can't help but have 3 or 4 dogs to pull around them and get in everybody's way. Watch where you step!

Thank Ioannisutah
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

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.

Thank Arty T
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

On the morning of June 10, 2012, the temperature was in the 50s on Cannon Beach, a bit too chilly for a swim but a great day for a walk on the beach. A beast called Haystack Rock rises 235 feet out of the sea adjacent to the beach and is accessible by foot at low tide. Many tide pools are left behind to explore at low tide and marine life clings to the exposed rock. The rocks near the beach were covered with starfish, sea anemone, crabs, sea slugs, limpets and other sea life. Haystack Rock itself is a nesting site for many sea birds. The beach had a vast expanse of beautiful beach sand. The presence of nearby rocks didn’t interfere with, nor did it detract from, the beach experience. I really enjoyed having rocks to explore. The distance between Portland where I was staying and Cannon Beach is about 80 miles and it was well worth the trip.

I continued driving south on US-101 to Tillamook (famous for its cheese) on Oregon’s northern coast. The day was mostly sunny, the traffic light and the beaches uncrowded. It was early June so peak season hadn't yet arrived. I feel lucky having seen this beautiful coast before the summer invasion. Nearly 600 miles of ocean shore was set aside for public use thanks to the foresight of Oregonians and Oswald West, a former governor (1911-1915).

Thank rusticpress
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