8 great places to watch the sunset near cannon beach

A sunset near Silver Point, south of Cannon Beach, Oregon

A sunset near Silver Point, south of Cannon Beach, Oregon

Looking for a beautiful spot to enjoy one of the Oregon Coast’s dramatic sunsets? Here are eight great places near Cannon Beach to watch a sunset:

— Whale Park, north end of Cannon Beach — An easy spot to get a nice look at the summer sunset, Whale Park is at the far north end of Cannon Beach where Hemlock turns into Third Street. Park in a public street parking spot or lot. Follow Hemlock (the main street in Cannon Beach) south until it curves east. Whale Park is up the steps at the intersection of Third and Hemlock.

— Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site, south of Cannon Beach — From Cannon Beach, drive south on Hwy 101 for five minutes. Arcadia Beach will be on your right (west).

— Silver Point, south of Tolovana State Park — Park at Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site. Walk south on the beach for about one mile.

Watching the sunset in Arch Cape, Oregon

Watching the sunset in Arch Cape, Oregon

— Neahkahnie Viewpoint, Hwy 101 in Oswald West State Park — From Cannon Beach, drive south on Hwy 101 for 15 minutes, into Oswald West State Park. The viewpoint is just past mile marker 40.

— Ocean Avenue, Cannon Beach — Park in the public lot in midtown Cannon Beach on Hemlock between Gower and Coolidge. Walk north on Hemlock to Harrison and turn left (west) toward the beach. Turn right (north) where Harrison ends at the beach.

— Leech Lane, Arch Cape — From Cannon Beach, drive south on Hwy 101 for about 10 minutes. Turn right (west) on Leech Lane, the last street before the Arch Cape Tunnel. Park along the side of the street and walk west toward the ocean.

— Chapman Point, north side of Ecola Creek, Cannon Beach — From downtown Cannon Beach, take Fir Street north to Fifth Street. Turn left. Follow Fifth Street to Larch. Park in the public spots near the park at Fifth and Larch. Walk west on Fifth to the beach, then walk north along the beach for about a quarter of a mile.

From Room 5’s private deck at The Inn at Arch Cape — An ideal spot to watch the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. Contact us to book Room 5: (503) 436-2082.

ANDERSON