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Top Choice Irish in Cannon Beach

Irish Table

Excellent restaurant hidden at the back of the Sleepy Monk coffee shop, serving a fusion of Irish and Pacific Northwest cuisine made with local and seasonal ingredients. The menu is small and simple, but the choices…
Park in Cannon Beach

Ecola State Park

Located just north of town, Ecola State Park offers seclusion, various hikes and great picnicking. Short paths at Ecola Point lead over the headland to dramatic views of Cannon Beach's sandy shore, sharply punctuate…
Landmark in Cannon Beach

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock is Cannon Beach's iconic symbol, a beautiful hulking monolith that rises 235ft and has had cameos in several movies. It's part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and home to a variety of se…
French in Cannon Beach

Newman's at 988

Expect a fine-dining experience at this small, quality restaurant on the main drag. Award-winning chef John Newman comes up with a fusion of French and Italian dishes such as marinated rack of lamb and char-grilled …
Coffee in Cannon Beach

Sleepy Monk Coffee

For organic, certified-fair-trade coffee, try this little coffee shop on the main street. Sit on an Adirondack chair in the tiny front yard and enjoy the rich brews, all tasty and roasted on the premises. Good homem…
Cultural in Cannon Beach

Sandcastle Day

Cannon Beach's largest festival, Sandcastle Day (held in June, dates depend on tides), has teams competing for originality and execution in sand sculpture.