About Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA
Cannon Beach, located in Oregon, USA, has a 14km wide, soft and sandy beach with its scenic beauty.
Cannon Beach was named after a lone cannon that was found nestled in the sand back in 1846. It is a popular spot for catamaran sailors, kitesurfers
and wind surfers who take advantage of the shallow water and good winds.
The water is cold all year round, a wetsuit or drysuit in winter is recommended. This is a super spot for beginners to advanced riders; the beach is long and wide and the water is shallow, with waves picking up, to approximately 3m, depending on the wind strength and tides. Be careful of the rocks and other beach users.
The best kiting months are from May to September on a SW or NW direction with an average of 8 – 20 knots.
Traveling to Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA
The nearest city to Cannon Beach is Portland. There is parking available on the side of the street at Cannon Beach.
Facilities At Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA
Cannon Beach has a very relaxed atmosphere and panoramic scenic views of the 71m high Haystack Rock. It is a bird sanctuary, big enough for 2000 seabirds to nest there annually.
There are ablutions, toilets and parking available at the beach.
This quaint town has a wide variety of accommodation places and restaurants to choose from. It has some of the best shopping and galleries on the coast.
Stay at the Ecola Inn; www.ecolainn.com
and dine at The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge; www.wayfarer-restaurant.com
Cannon Beach has various activities available, such as kitesurfing
, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, land kiting on a low tide, hiking or shopping. For hikers, there are many trails to the water through the Ecola State Park. Ecola
Point has a viewpoint and picnic area, where you can see the whole panorama of Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and the Coast Range.
Due to kitesurfing
and windsurfing being popular along the Oregon Coast, you will find various shops for gear and lessons. Cannon Beach is not too far from Hood River, which has a renowned kite surfing school.
Another option would be the Cleanline Surf Shop; www.cleanlinesurf.com