Three easy walks in Cannon Beach and Arch Cape

Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon

For those who prefer walking on roads and paths to beaches, there are a number of leisurely walks around Cannon Beach and Arch Cape. Here are a few notable ones:

— South Laurel to Ocean Avenue, Cannon Beach: Great views of the beach and Haystack Rock. Park in the public parking lot behind the Cannon Beach Public Library and Mariner Market. Walk west on First Street, crossing Hemlock. Go left (south) on South Laurel Street. Stroll along South Laurel for about 500 feet and then continue onto Ocean Avenue. Walk south down Ocean for 8-10 minutes until you get to West Harrison.

— Spruce Street, Cannon Beach: Shady stroll through quiet residential area. Park in the public parking lot behind the Cannon Beach Public Library and Mariner Market. Walk south on Spruce for about a half mile (12-15 minutes). You’ll end your walk in midtown Cannon Beach near Sleepy Monk Coffee Shop, Pelican Brewing and The Wayfarer restaurant.

— Pacific Road, Arch Cape: Pretty walk through the heart of Arch Cape. From The Inn at Arch Cape, walk west down Ocean Lane. Go right on Pacific. Walk a half-mile down Pacific to Larch Street (12-15 minutes one way).

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