Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

Kid Friendly in Manzanita

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Spend a day along Oregon’s gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses on this tour from Portland. Walk on the beach in the quaint town of Manzanita, explore Short Sands Beach, enjoy spectacular views from Neahkahnie Point,  and explore Cannon Beach, where you’ll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: America's Hub World Tours, Portland, OregonWe pick up at select downtown Portland hotels. Stop At: Camp 18 Museum, Seaside, OregonThose who want to learn more about logging history in the northwest, or who simply are curious about vintage logging machinery, will find plenty of material at Camp 18. Outdoor displays include multiple steam donkeys such as a Dolbeer single spool, a very early first-generation model, to a high-tech late-model Willamette compound geared yarder that was the height of technology for its day. Other displays on site include a large bandsaw from a sawmill, a self-propelled Ohio steam crane, Caterpillar-style tracked vehicles that worked in the woods, a railroad skeleton log car and other heavy equipment plus a wide variety of large and small hardware. We will make a quick stop here on our way to the spectacular Oregon Coast so that you can explore the historic equipment, use the restroom, and buy some coffee if you want. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Neahkahnie Mountain, OregonThis peak is an inspiring place, where the Tillamook tribe believed their most powerful god resided. In fact, the name Neahkahnie comes from their words Ne ("place of") and Ekahnie ("supreme deity").  Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Short Sands Beach, Manzanita, OregonStretching along four miles of coastline in dense, temperate rainforest, Oswald West State Park has a beautifully secluded sandy beach and miles of trails leading to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.  This vast, scenic treasure is without a doubt one of the most spectacular parks in Oregon. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, OregonNo visit to Cannon Beach would be complete ­without visiting Ecola State Park, perched dramatically on the edge of Tillamook Head. Ecola Park Road winds through old growth rainforest before emerging at one of the Oregon Coast’s most famous views, overlooking numerous rock formations and the capes and headlands miles to the south. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, OregonManzanita is a beautiful oceanside city with seven miles of sandy beach and the third most photographed scenery in Oregon. While here you can enjoy a spectacular walk by the ocean or explore their lovely downtown.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach, OregonThis picturesque small-town village by the sea is easily walkable and you will be able to explore meandering pathways, enjoy public art and courtyards spilling over with flowers. Known as one of the Northwest’s top art towns, Cannon Beach is filled with art galleries, specialty shops, cafes and fine dining restaurants. While in Cannon Beach you will have time for lunch at one of their amazing restaurants.  Cannon Beach is also famous for its amazing beaches. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon Haystack Rock is one of Oregon’s most recognizable landmarks, home to colorful tidepools and diverse bird life. It rises 235 feet from the edge of the shoreline. At low tide, you can walk right up to it and find colorful sea stars and other fascinating tidepool creatures in its intertidal area. Puffins can be observed on Haystack Rock from early spring to mid-summer, offering the most accessible viewing of Tufted Puffins in the Northwest.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Ecola State Park

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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