Five places to watch storms roll in near Cannon Beach

 Tolovana Park, near Mo’s Seafood Restaurant on Hemlock, has some prime parking spots for storm watching.

Tolovana Park, near Mo’s Seafood Restaurant on Hemlock, has some prime parking spots for storm watching.

The North Oregon Coast is a stormwatcher’s paradise. In the winter months. When the National Weather Service calls for gale warnings or a winter storm is in the forecast, grab a blanket and head to your favorite spot to watch the storms roll in. Here are a few ideas:

  • The Neahkahnie Mountain Scenic Viewpoints. Drive along 101 past Short Sands to one of the viewpoints overlooking Manzanita, park your vehicle facing south, and get ready for a great show.

  • Ecola State Park. Take your pick of either Ecola or Indian Beach. Lots of available parking on stormy winter days. Put the seats back and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while watching Mother Nature at work.

  • Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site. Located less than four miles south of downtown Cannon Beach and six miles north of The Inn at Arch Cape, Arcadia has a wide parking lot which sits relatively low, allowing for terrific views of the crashing surf during winter storms.

  • Tolovana Beach State Recreation SIte. Tolovana Beach sits right next to Mo’s, the iconic seafood joint at the southern end of Cannon Beach. If you can get a front-row parking spot, you’ll have a solid view of the storms as they roll in off the Pacific.

For recommendations about things to see and do in Cannon Beach, feel free to contact us here at The Inn at Arch Cape, (503) 436-2082. Ask for Heather or Chris!

ANDERSON