Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Running from the Rain at Seaside and Cannon Beach: When N. Oregon Coast Turns

Published 02/08/22 at 5:23 PM PST
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Running from the Rain at Seaside and Cannon Beach: When N. Oregon Coast Turns

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; major specials now that winter is here
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
major specials for winter
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Winter's enticing specials now
In Lincoln City:
Major winter specials now
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
major specials this season
In Newport:
Look for many specials
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials and tempting prices now
In Yachats, Florence
Big deals available; lodgings not listed anywhere else
Southern Oregon Coast Hotels / Lodgings
Reedsport to Brookings, places to stay; winter deals

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - Up on the north Oregon coast, both Cannon Beach and Seaside - separated by only Tillamook Head and six miles - provide an incredible array of opportunities for playing around the beach in all kinds of weather. The sand is only steps away from all the restaurants, shops, entertainment, lodgings and other modern amenities of civilization you could ever wish for. (Above: Seaside in a storm, photo courtesy Angi D. Wildt Gallery)

Whatever the weather is up to, the indoor amenities and some kind of cover are all a quick shot from the sands at both north Oregon coast hotspots. There are moments you need to hightail it from the tideline to the interiors, should the weather turn or the waves suddenly pick up.

In Cannon Beach, the emphasis is on cedar-shingled buildings of a rather upscale charm, with a wide range of unique shops from funky to must-have, while the whole place is an art mecca for the entire north Oregon coast. The beach is a long stretch of soft sand, which dead-ends on the north side at a basalt headland that hides a secret beach.

Its center point is, of course, the magnificent, well known shape of Haystack Rock, a remnant of a rather intriguing lava flow some 15 million years old or so.

At just about every beach access, there's a shop or eatery lurking right around the corner, or at least within a decently quick walking distance. Hotels in Cannon Beach - Where to eat - Cannon Beach Maps and Virtual Tours

Seaside has a different character and charm, one that's typically been more about old-fashioned Americana, but it's greatly grown its multiple sides over the years. Now, culinary feats are as much in play as feats of endurance on fun rides. It's one of the heavy hitters on the North Coast Food Trail, which now stretches from Astoria down through the bottom of Tillamook County.

Cruise Broadway - its "Million Dollar Walk" - to find dozens and dozens of opportunities for play, dining and fun shops that run the gamut from fashion to funky mementos. All these attractions are a very short run from the wilds of the beaches.

Ruckus storms at the Cove, photo courtesy Seaside Aquarium

On the beach, the sand gets more like dunes the farther north you go. Going south, it becomes rocky until it dead-ends at "the cove," a favorite for surfers. At these less populated north and southern ends, civilization is a bit more of a drive away and not a quick walk. But the north and south ends of Seaside provide their own interesting interior attractions, including eateries and brew pubs not found at the center of town.

Probably the primary means of indoor fun and repose in this north Oregon coast town is the Seaside Aquarium, which has been around for nearly 100 years. Here, the marine exhibits are numerous - and you get to feed the seals as you wait out the latest storm. They're an adorable bunch, with each a different personality and a different way of begging for fishy morsels. On the Prom, 503-378-6211.

Hotels in Seaside - Where to eat - Seaside Maps and Virtual Tours

 


MORE PHOTOS BELOW





More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....


Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Great Coastal Gale of '07 Tore Into Oregon Coast 15 Years Ago - Video
The storm changed parts of the region forever. History, Bandon, Coos Bay, Newport, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Astoria
How Storms - Even Solar Storms - May Affect Whales on Oregon / Washington Coast
Why do they disappear? Does it disturb them at all? Marine sciences
Attending Seaside Aquarium This Month Helps Feed the Hungry on Oregon Coast -...
Patrons pay admission to the aquarium with two cans of food per person. Seaside events
Warm Sunsets to Raucous Oregon Coast Storms: Upclose at Cannon Beach's Schoon...
One of the major highlights is that beachfront lawn. Cannon Beach hotels, lodging reviews
Washington Coast Holidays Include Crab Pot Tree, Santa with Pirates, Music, Food
Holiday happs from Ilwaco up through Westport. Washington coast events
Famed Holiday Show Tradition Back on Oregon Coast, at Newport Performing Arts...
The Christmas Show! is finally back, Dec. 16 and 17. Newport events
Cyber Monday for Oregon Coast Too: Giving the Beach for Christmas
Give a night or two at the coast, or books, hoodies, T's. weather
Orcas Spotted Again on N. Oregon Coast - First Time This Pod Recorded Here
A pod of four were photographed on November 23. Marine sciences

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted