They say there are just two seasons in Cannon Beach, Oregon: Summer and the magical season. Both are best enjoyed from an oceanfront room at the much-loved Tolovana Inn.
Cannon Beach is a charming seaside village just a 90-minute drive from Portland or the Willamette Valley. This coastal town is uniquely inviting year-round and is recognized by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful places in the world.
In this idyllic setting, long-revered Tolovana Inn offers guests beautifully appointed, oceanfront rooms and suites with cozy fireplaces, full kitchens and private balconies.
There, you can relax to the rhythm of rolling waves, breath in salty sea air and take in stunning views of expansive, sandy beaches and awesome sunsets. You can also unwind in a refreshing indoor salt-water pool or spa. Or experience the magic of a beach bonfire a short walk from your door.
Tolovana Inn is just steps to the sand and iconic Haystack Rock. More than a landmark, Haystack Rock is a National Wildlife Refuge where you can experience tidepools teaming with colorful and vibrant sea life. It is also an active seabird nesting spot, home to brown pelicans, oystercatchers, seagulls, bald eagles and a distinctive and comical colony of Tufted Puffins who return to the rock each April to mate.
Look around. In the magical season, you might see the majestic beauty of Roosevelt Elk herds, emerging from misty rainforests to feed on the lush grassy areas around town. Or you might spot migrating gray whales traveling along the coast.
Cannon Beach offers access to exceptional hiking trails through nearby old-growth forests. Well-marked and maintained forest trails are accessible at Ecola State Park to the north and Oswald State Park to the south. In either spot, some of the tallest trees on earth will tower above you. You can also access miles of uninterrupted beaches along some of the most beautiful portions of the 382-mile Oregon Coast trail.
In town, the arts are celebrated year-round and you’ll soon understand why Cannon Beach was named one of the top 100 Best Art Towns in America. Visitors can browse dozens of distinctive art galleries. You can mingle with popular artists at three annual art festivals or enjoy a live theater production in a historic building. Once the town’s roller rink, the delightful Coaster Theater is the oldest and most successful community theater on the Oregon coast.
Strolling this splendid little hamlet is inescapable. Besides alluring galleries, picturesque Cannon Beach is filled with unique boutiques and inspired-shops, tempting candy stores, inviting wine tasting rooms and notable restaurants and pubs, all located among flower-lined paths.
Either for summer or the magical season, book your stay at Tolovana Inn, then explore the most enchanting town on Oregon’s magnificent coast. Learn more at tolovanainn.com.