Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Astounding Sights and Sounds Between Cannon Beach and Manzanita

Published 08/09/2012


(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – It's one of those hidden spots the locals really don't like to talk about, and for a variety of good reasons. It's actually a fairly dangerous Oregon coast beach to wander about half the time, not to mention it's essentially a neighborhood with no real parking to cater to visitors. It's extremely hard to find, but for those intrepid explorers who are good at taking care to not disturb others in the area, it's a goldmine of fantastic sights and discoveries.


This thoroughly clandestine beach goes by the name of Falcon Cove, situated on the north Oregon coast between Arch Cape and Manzanita. You'll have to look for Falcon Cove Road just south of the Arch Cape Tunnel, almost as you enter the forested lands of Oswald West State Park. Head down this teeny, tiny road and you'll find an unusual beach of immense power and non-stop curiosities.


Some locals call it Magic Rocks Beach, because of the wacky rattling noises the cobblestones make when the tide wanders over them. You can see video of that here.


This is the result of the beach's truly unusual and most prominent aspect: it's almost entirely made up of layers of loose sea-polished stones, which actually make it quite difficult to walk on. They often form varied terraces, which makes for some fascinating sights but unpleasant to wander around on.

If the tide is out far enough, you can walk a soft, sandy beach to the southern end of this Oregon coast wonder, and a variety of boulders and intricate rock structures abound here. The cliff walls sometimes show fossils embedded in them.


There is a main entrance to the beach, which is much easier to enter than this rather difficult access, occupied by a shaky contraption that lets you traverse the muddy, slippery – and thus quite dangerous – little pathways.


Still, this kooky construct does make for some wonderful photographic opportunities, especially with a pool of sea water lurking just below.


This is what the same area looks like at night, with the moon reflected in the pool.

Below are more astounding sights from Falcon Cove, on the north Oregon coast. ( Find Cannon Beach and Manzanita lodging, hotels and motels information below.) More on this area at Nehalem Bay- Manzanita, Wheeler Virtual Tour, Map.

 

More About Cannon Beach Lodging.....

More About Cannon Beach Dining.....

 


 

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Twin Oregon Coast Secret Attractions 4,000 Years in the Making
They are stumps from trees roughly 4,000 years old, part of a ghost forest that was mysteriously torn apart in the 90s. Geology, Newport, Depoe Bay
Comprehensive Oregon Coast Hotel Guide - Large List
Large list of lodgings, hotels w/ photos from Oceanside, Pacific City, Yachats, Newport, Lincoln City, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita, Wheeler, Arch Cape, Depoe Bay, Seaside, Cannon Beach
Oregon and Washington Coast Hit by Massive Waves, Some Mishaps; Video
20 to 25-foot waves clawed at the entirety of the Oregon coast and much of Washington. South coast
N. Oregon Coast Events Look into Tufted Puffin, Rocky Shores
Manzanita events, Cannon Beach events, science, kids, history
Wild Breakers Hit Oregon Coast Thursday: Gallery, Video
waves up to 25 feet are possible, and a high surf advisory is in effect
Celtic Fest and Vintage Trailers Take Over Central Oregon Coast Vintage
Trailer Rally in Florence this weekend and Yachats Celtic Fest in Nov
Oregon, Washington Coast High Surf Advisories
Big waves are headed for the Oregon coast and the Washington coast, souther Oregon coast too
Cutting Edge Archaeology Subject of N. Oregon Coast Event
Each year the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum partners with the Archaeological Institute of America. Cannon Beach events

Back to Oregon Coast

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

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details