Cannon Beach Getaways
Hidden, Quiet Places For Reading,
Prayer, and Time Alone
of out-of-the-way places in Cannon Beach
revealed by local residents.
The beach north of Ecola Creek is usually much less
Beach Nature Trail - This is not a unknown, hidden getaway,
but it is a pleasant way to walk from the north end of town to Haystack
Hill State Park. This trail incorporates paved walkways, gravel
trails, and walking on quiet residential streets. Signage along
the way provides information about plants, animals and birds you
End - Watch The Sunset From Your Car - A wonderful spot where
you can stay cozy in your car while you read a book, and wait for
the sun to set.
End - Sand Dunes - Find a comfortable spot in the grass and
dunes. You'll be protected from the wind and enjoy the warmth of
Madison City Park - An out-of-the-way, small city park in the
quiet presidential area of residential streets. Enjoy time alone,
or have a family picinic.
Hill State Park - A little-known state park completely within
the Cannon Beach city limits. It is undeveloped, but there is a
hiking trail and a viewing platform that provides an excellent view
of Haystack Rock.
Of course, there are times when you may not wish to avoid the crowds.
There are reasons why people gather at certain places. If you want
a spectacular sunset photo, then one location you may want to be
at is on the beach near Haystack rock. End even if it is crowded,
you can still get an outstanding photo.