If you're a fan of nature, you'll love the natural beauty of Cannon Beach, Oregon. Nestled on the Pacific coast in Washington County, this small town offers abundant opportunities for exploration. There are 13 beautiful beaches to visit and miles of coastline to explore by foot or bike.
Meanwhile, enjoy water sports such as fishing off the jetty at Yaquina Bay State Park or kayaking with Sea Venture Tours Company. You can also explore the area by car or train.
This beach has an amazing landscape but the water is always too cold to bathe in.
However, if you want to dare, the best place to take a bath is down at the end of Miller Avenue where there are some restrooms and a free shower on-site with no charge whatsoever. I spent many hours sitting on those rocks looking out at Cannon Beach from just beyond that point.
One of my favourite walks is down to the ocean. At low tide, it's easy to walk out to the sand, I can see where the ocean lives.
On a clear day, it's possible to see all the way out to Cape Meares and Tillamook Head in Oregon and Clatsop Head and Cape Lookout in Oregon.
The beach is narrow but as you get closer to the water, it widens out a bit until it ends at Miller Ave. At low tide, you can walk from there all the way to Fort Frederica Beach ( which is closed ). So if you want a chance at bathing on this beach, hop off your car and start walking under 'Miller Avenue'.
This is a great place for camping and there are no campground fees here. There is some greenery here since this area's restricted from building new cottages, so there are some spots by the ocean that's covered by trees which makes it nice for walking around at night.
The area around this beach is known for its interesting rock formations.
This beach is not that crowded but there are great locations to pitch a tent or park your RV and go camping, free of charge.
It's best to arrive early in the morning so you can get a good spot. People tend to arrive here at 1 pm and it's very full by 3 pm so if you want a space, I recommend arriving earlier than that.
You can camp out on the beach or find spots on the land behind Miller Ave which is open for camping as well since this part of Cannon Beach is open for building new cottages but no one's building any sense it's restricted from building new cottages.
The best time to camp here is in the middle of summer when there's no rain. The mosquitoes can be annoying, so make sure you bring repellent with you.
Cannon Beach is one of three towns that make up this place. There's Seaside and Camp Sherman further inland, which are just like Cannon Beach but with a different name but the same beach, only on the other side of the road.
There is a small grocery store about 2 miles away that you can stop by if you need something quickly for preparing your meals. You'll find one right at the entrance to town and there's another at the bottom of Miller Ave.
There's a lot of great places to eat in Cannon Beach, Oregon, but one of my favourite places is The Tin Shed which is located right on the beach at the back of Miller Ave and it's where I go for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Although they're not open all day (only open from 8 am to 3 pm), you just have to walk down under 'Miller Avenue' at their back where there are picnic tables available at low tide.
The food is very good and they always have a good selection on the menu.
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