If you want to watch the sunset, but not get sand in your shoes...
and not even get out of your car, there is a place for you. This
is also an excellent spot for whale watching.
spot gets a lot of traffic from surfers. When the surf is good,
it can be difficult to find a parking spot. But, for non-surfing
visitors to Cannon Beach, this one is definately a unique get-away
with great views, plus easy access to the north beach.
As you go up Oak street there are designated parking spots.
The one shown here (looking south) provides three spots, all of
which provide a view ofthe ocean and sunset.
You may also park on the side of the road on Oak street, near
the Oak street -- 7th Street intersection. The view from your
car will be blocked by trees and homes, but there is a bench here
with an outstanding view.
A path, from the Oak street -- 7th street intersection, provides
access to the beach.
To get here, head west on 5th street. Turn right on N.
Hemlock street, you'll be heading north. Turn left on West 6th
street, and you'll be going west. Turn right on N. Laurel street,
once again going north. Turn left on West 7th street. Go west
two blocks and you'll come to the intersexction of 7th and Oak.
Turn right on Oak and go uphill until you find a parking spot.
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