Anytime is Perfect for a Romantic Cannon Beach Getaway

Known for its landmark Haystack Rock and miles of unbroken shoreline just made for strolling, Cannon Beach, Oregon, is an oceanfront village that has long called to artists and romantics. With unparalleled coastal scenery and all the amenities for a perfect escape from the ordinary, travelers seeking a romantic retreat return to Cannon Beach again and again. It’s no wonder it has been recognized as one of the top romantic getaway destinations in the country.

A romantic retreat to Cannon Beach is not just for Valentine’s Day. This charming destination hosts couples celebrating their partnerships year-round. That’s because there is something magical about the offseason – fewer crowds, the possibility of witnessing an epic Pacific storm and the likelihood of cuddling in front of a crackling fire. Or maybe it’s the quaint ambiance of the village with its shingled storefronts and cottages or the unhurried pace that is the norm.

The oceanfront at Cannon Beach is dotted with lodging ready to welcome guests, from intimate B&Bs to boutique inns and vacation rentals. The culinary scene ranges from casual pub fare to fine dining that’s perfect for a romantic evening out.

The village is home to art galleries showing the works of local artists, independent shops with eclectic selections of hand-crafted goods and gifts, book stores for browsing the works of local writers, and a stellar wine shops to find that perfect bottle to uncork for a toast.

For nature lovers, Cannon Beach offers a front row seat. At Ecola State Park, right beside the town, the show consists of jaw-dropping views, cliffside trails and an opportunity to spot wildlife, like the herds of Roosevelt Elk that wander the coastal hills. And, of course, towering to 235 feet, there’s Haystack Rock – a signature Oregon Coast landmark that’s home to nesting seabirds and surrounded by tide pools abundant with sea life.

The Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce has all the information you need to plan a perfect romantic getaway any time of year.

 

 

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