Monday, October 26, 2009

A Visit to Cannon Beach, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful in the world, and that includes Cannon Beach, easy access from Portland along a scenic 1 - 1 1/2 drive. We spent Saturday there enjoying the sun and warm weather, which was a nice break in the rain that began last week and continues throughout this week as well.

Cannon Beach is a very popular destination - there are many art galleries, craft shops, restaurants (more on where we ate in our next post), clothes stores, and more. If you have a dog, it is a very dog-friendly town, with water bowls and many merchants welcoming dogs in either their store or their patio.

Cannon Beach is also beautiful - incredible flowers bloom along the sidewalks, and it has easy access to the beach - just a short beach walk to the famous Haystack Rock - the third largest coastal monolith in the world, and home to incredible tide pools (when the tide is out) and shorebirds. If you're in the mood, continue walking for miles along the beautiful Oregon Coast......

Cannon Beach is a definite "must do" when on the north Oregon Coast ~ have fun!

1 comment:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Welcome to my childhood home away from home! I (Jerry) grew up in Portland, and friends let us use their rustic cabin just off the beach (1/4 mile)for vacations. In fact, Suzy and I went to that same cabin for our honeymoon! By that time, they had added indoor plumbing, but the old outhouse still stood proudly, right beside the creek! I just read yesterday that Cannon Beach's Haystack Rock is actually the third largest sea stack on the OREGON COAST, not in the world. Someone had corrected a statement in the AAA Via magazine. What a coincidence! It's still a magnificent monolith and a real treasure.

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