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The Weather in Cannon Beach
Above are the weather conditions for Cannon Beach. In the next 6 months, August will have higher average temperatures. However, temperatures can go lower than 37° in Cannon Beach in January. According to the climate diagram, March is the rainiest month of the year in Cannon Beach.
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Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains along the Oregon coast, Cannon Beach offers visitors outdoor activities, excellent dining options, art galleries, shopping and more. Abandon your vehicle, because Cannon Beach is easy and enjoyable to explore on foot.
Take your pick from a selection of Cannon Beach vacation rentals, several situated along the oceanfront.
Flying in to Cannon Beach
Located 10 miles to the north, the Seaside Municipal Airport is the closest airport to Cannon Beach. Meanwhile, the closest international airport to Cannon Beach is Portland International Airport (PDX / KPDX), located 92 miles from the center of Cannon Beach. From here, the quickest way to get to your vacation rental in Cannon Beach is by taxi.
Art and culture in the lap of nature
As one of America’s 100 Best Art Towns, Cannon Beach has much to offer. Shop around for original artworks by locals, artisan-crafted jewelry and home furnishings. The city is walkable by foot and most of the galleries and shops are in walking distance of each other. Kids will love the talented glassblowers who transform glowing molten glass into exciting artworks at Icefire Glassworks.
Lewis & Clark Expedition History is recommended for those who fancy walking in the footsteps of America’s iconic explorers such as Captain William Clark. Catch a local community theater performance at the Coaster Theater Playhouse, which offers a vibrant cultural calendar. Columbia River Maritime Museum is one of the finest maritime museums in America, while the Lost Art of Nursing is a museum dedicated to the art created to celebrate the nursing profession.
A good time to visit Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach can be visited all year round, however if you prefer warmer temperatures, July, August and September are the best months to visit. This is when there are more daylight hours and better weather, however keep in mind that vacation rentals in Cannon Beach will be in high demand during this time. Passing showers are common in Oregon, so be sure to arrive in Cannon Beach prepared.
Sights to see in Cannon Beach
Few places have dramatic shoreline rock formations such as the ones on Haystack Rock. The sandy beach overlooking this sea stack is the perfect setting for a family picnic, a romantic sunset walk or a cosy bonfire to bring the night to a close. Downtown Cannon Beach sports a relaxed vibe with its lovely courtyards, art galleries, public art, boutique shops and restaurants. Delve into the town's history at the Cannon Beach History Center which houses rare artworks, photographs and hands-on displays.
Excursion destinations in the area
Plan day trips to natural areas such as the close by Ecola State Park which has superb viewing points and recreation areas. Cannon Beach stretches for four miles, and to the south is the beach access to Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site, which is known for its tidal pools and rock formations. Meanwhile, the historic roadway at Hug Point is a remnant of the time the beach served as the principal thoroughfare before the Coast Highway was built.
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the 2,500 acre Oswald West State Park with its hiking trails, a passage to the Short Sand Beach cove and astonishingly high ocean viewpoints from the edge of Neahkahnie Mountain. Fort Stevens State Park entices with its camping sites, walking trails, freshwater lake swimming and wildlife sighting opportunities, as well as a shipwreck and military area thrown in for good measure. While in the region, visit the Seaside Aquarium, which is one of the oldest on the West Coast. End the day by returning to your comfy vacation rental in Cannon Beach.
Regular events and festivals in Cannon Beach
After New Years festivities have died down, March kicks off with the Cannon Beach Wine and Culinary Festival
and Spring Whale Watch. Book lovers should try to attend 'Get Lit at the Beach,' a three-day event held in April that features talks, signings, parties, and meetings with best-selling authors. Bring home books to read on the beach or at your Cannon Beach vacation home.
May features the Spring Unveiling Arts Festival and Stormy Weather Arts Festival which artists will love. The Annual Sand Castle Contest takes place in June, while the July 4th Parades are a class apart. November has plenty of action such as the Women's Only Weekend and Haystack Vacations, which is a series of vacation events that last until December. Watch out for Mimosa Madness (an alternative of Black Friday), the downtown Lamp Lighting Ceremony, Chorus Christmas Concerts, and Cannon Beach in Lights where downtown is adorned in festive twinkling lights.
Cannon Beach is definitely a town worth discovering with the family, so book your Cannon Beach vacation home to explore this special area of the Oregon coast.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Cannon Beach, Oregon
Oswald West State Park
Visit a microcosm of natural terrain, from the waters of Cape Falcon to Neahkahnie Mountain. The park is the perfect spot for a daytime getaway with easy access from Cannon Beach town.
Tillamook Rock Lighthouse
This lighthouse stands on a tiny island and is visible from the mainland. It’s a hauntingly beautiful site, often shrouded in mist and making for excellent photo opportunities.
Watch master craftspeople at work; making bowls, vases and other glassware. There’s also shop where you can buy truly unique pieces to take home.
Ecola State Park
A great spot for hiking trails that lead through forests and end in excellent views overlooking the ocean. A number of Hollywood films have been shot here.
This striking land form is great for geology and wildlife enthusiasts, or those looking for a beautiful setting for a walk. Haystack Rock is accessible by foot at low tide.
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