Fall in Cannon Beach, Oregon, is a beautiful and picturesque time of year. Cannon Beach is known for its stunning coastal landscapes, iconic Haystack Rock, and charming small-town atmosphere, and these qualities are even more enchanting during the autumn season.
Fall is also considered the shoulder season in Cannon Beach, so you can enjoy the area with fewer tourists. This makes it a peaceful and more relaxed time to visit the town and its beaches.
Here are some things to enjoy during your fall getaway to Cannon Beach:
Visit Haystack Rock
Take a walk to Haystack Rock, one of the most iconic landmarks on the Oregon coast. At low tide, you can explore the tide pools around the base of the rock and observe marine life.
Fall is also known for the start of storm-watching season along the Oregon coast. The combination of wind and waves can create dramatic scenes, and there are plenty of places to watch the storms from indoors, like beachfront lodges, cafes, and from your cozy Oregon Beach Vacations rental!
Cannon Beach is famous for its wide sandy shores, and autumn is an ideal time for beachcombing. Look for unique shells, driftwood, and other treasures washed up by the tides.
Fall is a great time for birdwatching in the area, as migratory birds pass through. You may also spot seals, sea lions, and whales along the coast.
Hiking and Nature Walk
Explore the natural beauty of the area by taking a hike in nearby Ecola State Park or Oswald West State Park. These parks offer scenic trails with stunning coastal views and opportunities to spot wildlife.
Enjoy the local cuisine, especially fresh seafood, in Cannon Beach’s restaurants and cafes. Try some clam chowder, Dungeness crab, or other seafood specialties. There are also several breweries serving up classic and seasonal craft beers.
Cannon Beach often hosts events and festivals in the fall. Check if there are any fall festivals or events happening during your visit.
September – Cannon Beach Cottage Tour
October – Savor Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach has a thriving arts scene, and you can spend time exploring the town’s art galleries and studios. Many galleries feature local and regional artists, and you can find unique artwork to admire or purchase.
Explore the town’s boutique shops and stores for unique souvenirs, clothing, and gifts. Cannon Beach has a range of charming shops to browse.
Book Your Cannon Beach Fall Getaway Today!
Oregon Beach Vacations has an amazing collection of vacation rentals to suit all sizes and budgets. Many of our homes have ocean views, hot tubs, and allow dogs, too! Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, or simply a peaceful escape, Cannon Beach is waiting to welcome you!