We pulled off of Hwy 101 to the exit towards Cannon Beach. If you haven't been there Cannon Beach is located west of Highway 101 and is approximately three blocks between the highway and the Pacific Ocean. I feel like this is my safe Heaven, my retreat a place to go and experience some rest and truly relax. We decided to stay here for most of our week long trip.
I have been going to Cannon beach for many years it is a perfect place to run away to. Most of the time it is a trip that my Mom and I take together for a girls weekend. This time I was able to enjoy it with my "Hub's" Cannon beach was named after a small, iron cannon that came ashore from a shipwrecked U.S. Navy schooner, "The Shark."
While we were in Cannon beach we went to their lovely farmers market. Open every Tuesday opening June through the end of September. Some of the upcoming events in Cannon beach are as Follows...
Dog Show on the Beach - Saturday Oct 16th at Surfsand Resort. A community event open to all dog lovers and guaranteed to make you smile. From the surf rider event to the barking contest, it's a fun day on the beach that benefits the Clatsop County Animal Shelter. 9a registration. Show runs 10am-4pm. 30 fun events. Hot Dog Roast. Ice Cream Social. call 436-2274 for details.
Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Nov 5 - Nov 7, 2010) is Cannon Beach's fall celebration of the arts. Cannon Beach, home to many galleries and artists, comes alive with creativity. The galleries, shops, restaurants and motels all get in on the act - featuring musicians, artists, performances, and exhibits throughout the weekend.
Friday nights Quick Draw event is an art lovers dream. 15 artists have one hour to create a piece ready to be sold in the auction that follows. Food, drink and original art created before your eyes by well known local and regional artists is a Quick (and irresistable) Draw. Quick Draw tickets sold only in advance. To purchase call 503-436-2623. Galleries and shops pour it on all day Saturday capped off with refreshments beginning in the late afternoon. At 8pm on Saturday at the Coaster Theatre, headliner Linda Hornbuckle fills the air with her beautiful sound. Tickets are still available.
Haystack Holidays - Thanksgiving thru New Years. Experience the Holidays, Cannon Beach Style. If you are from a metropolitan area, you know how frustrating it can be going out during the holiday season - always too many people and not enough parking. Avoid the hurried, harried city pace and come to Cannon Beach to enjoy relaxed, quality shopping, seasonal events, live theater, and fine restaurants surrounded by the beauty and charm of Cannon Beach, the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range. Events include Lamplighting, Library Tea and Cider, Wreath Making, Family Fun Camp
live at the renowned Coaster Theatre - "My Fair Lady!" starting November 12 thru December 19, A great thing to do while you are on a girls shopping weekend in Cannon Beach so that you can relax and unwind during the most hectic time of year.
Some of the great places to shop in Cannon beach are Josephine's a great place to find that unique gift to give a friend or yourself. It is a great place to get one of a kind Jewelry. Geppetto's Toy Shoppe you can find the perfect toy for you or someone young at heart! They have a great selection of wonderful unique toys. Now my favorite as well as the "Fur Babies" is the fun Puppy Love by the sea a perfect place to go and spoil your little four legged friend, or you can get that perfect gift for that dog lover for you know. I am going to do a post just on Puppy love later next month when I highlight the top 5 dog shops to try out and check out. A great place to get a things for any weather to for you to wear to the beach in the summer or a perfect place to find that rainy day wear with a cute set of boots and a lovely little rain coat for your little one. No matter what the need is check out RainNshine This is just a little selection of the places you are going to be able to shop at when you come down for your very own get away.
We ate at some wonderful places on our Cannon beach trip, having so many great eating options to choose from fine dining establishments to cozy cafes like the , great family dining we ate wonderful crapes and crab eggs ben at the The Pig in a Pancake. Pizza parlors like Pizza a' Fetta where we ate the best Crab pizza pie I have ever had in my entire life. Bakery's my favorite is cannon beach bakery where we bought a few loafs of the haystack bread that they are world famous for.
We had a very nice grown up meal, trying to do one nice evening to get dressed up and enjoy something special. where I ate Draper Farms Chicken Marsala Pasta with spinach, tomato & marsala sauce it was to die for, "Hub's" ate the Lobster Ravioli hazelnuts & marsala cream sauce. I think I ate more of them then he did. It was a great dinner and we enjoyed some very wonderful house red wine and shared their White Chocolate Mousse Parfait raspberries & chambord it was a great ending to a great night. Deciding to try Newmans 988 we were so happy that we did, we will go back now everytime we go to Cannon beach for a tradition.
If you are over 21 there are many brewpubs for you to choose. Our favorite place to get great brews and the best fish and chips that you can get on the Oregon coast, is Bills Tavern and brew pub. It is a great choice to eat there and the outside seating is very popular in the summer time. A Martin Hospitality propirty If you want the best cornbread and a great place to have some great beer and still have a place to bring the kids then you need to The Lumberyard Grill
No matter what you are looking for in Cannon beach to do they have something for everyone. No matter what time of the year. With a short distance and public access to the beach and Hay stack rock this is where you will feel closest to the California beach feeling of the Oregon coast. Take the time to enjoy and learn about the Cannon beach History at the The Cannon Beach Historical society.
I plan to make lots of trips down to Cannon Beach and I truly hope you will join me when I do. I'm in the works with some of the lovely towns people,The Cannon Beach Chamber and many of the hotels to put together a Kingstongirl girls weekend!!! Stay tuned there are going to be many events to come. Leave me a comment below if you would like to be part of such an event.