Nearby path from Inn at Arch Cape to the beach.


Area Activities - Arch Cape / Cannon Beach

Arch Cape is “old Oregon Coast” with its wide rugged beach and rustic ocean front homes. Cannon Beach is one of the most unique small towns on the West Coast. As a result of very enlightened land-use planning and zoning, most of the commercial trapping of modern life have been avoided. There are no traffic lights, neon, gaudy business signs, fast food franchises or unrestricted development. The downtown retail area is compact and user-friendly. There are gardens, sitting places, parks, and a free public shuttle if you don’t want to walk or drive. Cannon Beach is 4 miles North of The Inn at Arch Cape.

• Shopping - boutiques, crafts, unusual gifts
• Dining – very fine---cafes, bistros & fab cooking school
• Night Life - brew pub, intimate cocktail lounges
• Galleries - paintings, sculptures, bronzes, glass, jewelry
• Studios - glass blowing, printmaking, art
• Kite Flying - great winds & the oldest shop on the coast
• Sea Kayaking - only for the adventurous
• Surfing - world class waves & and a great surf shop
• Horseback riding - stables with rides on the beach
• Parks - surrounded by Ecola, Oswald West, and Saddle Mountain
• Whale Watching - from high bluffs Spring & Fall
• Beach Combing - miles of sandy beaches & treasures like perfect sand dollars
• Biking - on the beach, in town & a great bike shop
• Coaster Theater - plays, performances, dance
• Live music - local musicians in clubs, cafes and lounges
• Fourth of July - classic parade, barbecues, fireworks
• Sand Castle - artworks in the sand, early June
• Stormy Weather Arts Festival - 3 days in November
• Concerts in the Park - free, eclectic, Summer Sundays
• Christmas - lamp lighting, costume, town play
• Haystack Classes - adult Summer programs in the arts
• Fishing - streams, lakes & ocean are all nearby
• Hiking - old growth forests to dramatic beaches
• Bird Watching - at beaches, bays, forests, countryside
• Haystack Rock - huge monolith, nesting sea birds, tide pools
• Winter Storm Watching - fury of nature at its wildest
• Cannon Beach Historical Society Museum - old Cannon Beach
• Sports – public tennis courts and daring skate board park

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