Destination guide

Cannon Beach—say "hey" to the famed Haystack Rock

Cannon Beach's reputation as one of the coziest, most charming towns on the Oregon coast is as solid as Haystack Rock, which stands 235 feet tall at low tide, and is as popular with locals and visitors as it is with the gulls and tufted puffins that call it home. At a Cannon Beach vacation rental, you'll wake up to ocean views and the sound of waves crashing on miles of sandy shores, and the self-catering facilities let you whip up a picnic lunch before heading out to the beach or hiking trails.

Things to do

Meet "Terrible Tilly" at Ecola State Park

At the northern end of Cannon Beach, you'll find Ecola State Park, whose claim to fame is that it was a filming location for "The Goonies". That's not the only reason this 1,023-acre park ranks among Oregon's top attractions—it has nature trails, picnic grounds, and whale-watching spots, and the views of Haystack Rock are sublime. Bring binoculars and you might spot "Terrible Tilly", an 1881 lighthouse that sits on an inaccessible rock rising from the ocean. Back in town, swing by the Primary Elements Gallery and peruse the photographs, sculptures, and wood and glass art on display.


Experience the great outdoors at Cannon Beach

With a heart-pumping menu that includes hiking, surfing, and cycling, Cannon Beach will surely get outdoorsy types fired up. Kite-flying, horseback riding, and beachcombing are some great activities for families. You can even pack some lunches and head to a picnic ground, or cool off indoors at a seaside mall. Alternatively, just meander along the quiet streets and pop into the art galleries and quaint boutiques you're sure to come across. At the end of the day, put your feet up in your Cannon Beach vacation rental—you've certainly earned it!


Climate for your stay in Cannon Beach vacation homes

Thanks to a lot of rainy and windy days, Cannon Beach is a great stop for storm-chasers. That said, this coastal town's Mediterranean climate means temperatures are generally moderate, and even at the height of summer—specifically August, when the temperature can hit 60 degrees—ocean breezes will keep you from getting too hot. January is the coolest month, with an average temp of 44 degrees, which December has the most wet days. Cannon Beach vacation rentals tend to be more affordable in winter, but if you're visiting then, pack some layers and waterproof gear.

Natural features

Don't get "tide" up at Hug Point State Recreation Site

About 5 miles south of Cannon Beach lies scenic Hug Point State Recreation Site. Walk around and you'll find caves in the sandstone cliffs, tide pools at low tide, and a seasonal waterfall. North of the parking lot, when the tide is low, you can still find the original road where pioneers traveled by stagecoach—the ruts left by wagon wheels will give it away. You can explore Hug Point's beach and headlands, but be mindful of the tide and sand conditions, or else you might get stranded by the incoming tide.


Best beaches near Cannon Beach vacation rentals

Cannon Beach offers gorgeous beaches with pristine waters for sun and swimming. Vacation homes are close to places like Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, a public area with a sandy beach, playground, and picnic spots, and Indian Beach, a sandy beach with nature trails and surf spots. You'll also like Hug Point State Recreation Site, a bucolic state park with forested picnic areas and a sandy cove beach.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cannon Beach

Fly into Astoria, OR (AST-Astoria Regional), the closest airport, located 18.5 mi (29.7 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Cannon Beach Station.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes near Cannon Beach

Couples can enjoy an array of romantic locations in Cannon Beach. Vacation homes can be found near places like Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, an offshore historic lighthouse with sweeping views, and Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site, an oceanfront park with a sandy beach and picnic areas. You'll also like DragonFire Gallery, an art gallery with unique works from local artists.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Cannon Beach?

Whether you're seeking a cozy retreat for you and your honey or someplace spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Cannon Beach. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • "Loft Of Riley - Luxury On The Beach" is a popular choice. Around 6 miles from Cannon Beach, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including a kitchen island and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Another enticing choice is "Private Beach Getaway, Casa Blanca In Manzanita", which is around 13 miles from Cannon Beach. Featuring 4 bedrooms, an oven and nearby ecotour services, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Cannon Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Cannon Beach?

For a memorable vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Cannon Beach. A word of caution though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized pads will be tough to resist!

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Bayfront Tiny Home - Tillamook Bay". This retreat in Oregon Coast packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as free WiFi and a dining table.
  • "Tiny Home Getaway On Puget Island" in Cathlamet is another great option. Cookware, dishware and utensils and heating will help make your getaway even more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Cannon Beach?

Take a rain check on those household chores, because weekends were made for fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and near Cannon Beach and make the most of all the incredible things to do nearby:

  • Spend your whirlwind break at "Amazing View + Unequaled Comfort = The Perfect Retreat", which is around 10 miles to the north of Cannon Beach. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you occupied here. Do some hiking and biking and golf or simply enjoy the sights of Sunset Beach State Recreation Site and Tapiola Park.
  • Alternatively, take some time out at "Oceanfront - The Oregon Ocean Home". About 14 miles south of Cannon Beach, activities around here include golf and kayaking. Rather visit some sights? Make a detour to Tunnel Beach and Hug Point State Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Cannon Beach?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days getting acquainted with your surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near Cannon Beach are guaranteed to please:

  • After a day filled with outdoor exploration, put your feet up and relax at "On The Beach. Yes, On The Beach. It's All About The View And Being On The Beach". Cable/satellite TV services and a beach view are among the handy amenities on offer here.
  • Another fantastic option is "Oceanfront, Dog - Friendly Getaway With Full Kitchen And Golf". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is packed with useful amenities like heating, a microwave oven and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Cannon Beach?

Whether you're in search of a cottage just for you or a house with enough room for the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Cannon Beach. These properties are an ideal base for a flying visit:

  • Within easy reach of central Cannon Beach, "Amazing View + Unequaled Comfort = The Perfect Retreat" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your cozy digs, get out and explore all the cool stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of relaxing nights at "Oceanfront - The Oregon Ocean Home". This conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Cannon Beach?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you'd like to spend a couple of evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Cannon Beach that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Loft Of Riley - Luxury On The Beach". Around 6 miles from Cannon Beach, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Private Beach Getaway, Casa Blanca In Manzanita", around 13 miles from Cannon Beach. Winery tours and beauty services will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Cannon Beach?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Cannon Beach where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • Offering privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' seal of approval at "Oceanfront - The Oregon Ocean Home". Up to 16 people can stay at this escape which has 6 bedrooms, mountain views and a nearby waterfront. This group favorite is around 14 miles to the south of Cannon Beach.
  • Nothing takes priority over being together with loved ones, and "Large Ocean View Home With Guest Quarters Close To The Beach Four Large Decks" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 30 miles to the south of Cannon Beach, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and an ocean view are among the various amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Cannon Beach?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Dust off your flamingo floatie and browse these houses in or near Cannon Beach that feature this added bonus:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable break at "Outrageous Oceanfront Wifi Hot Tub Amazing Beach Anemone House". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as free toiletries and on-site watersports.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a change of scenery at "Beachfront Luxury House Built Right On The Sand With Private Low Bank Access". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of a kitchen and a dishwasher.

Curious what the weather's like in Cannon Beach? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 65 ºF. If you're searching for more inspiration on where to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Cannon Beach vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Cannon Beach?

You love your family, but that doesn't mean you should all have to squeeze together like sardines on vacation. Take no chances and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Cannon Beach where you can stretch out and relax:

  • With room enough for 10 guests over 4 bedrooms, "Loft Of Riley - The Beach Is Your Backyard" is always popular with large families. It comes with a DVD player and childrens activities and is located around 6 miles to the south of Cannon Beach.
  • Another comfortable family escape is "Private Beach Getaway, Casa Blanca In Manzanita". Around 13 miles to the south of Cannon Beach, it features 4 bedrooms, space for up to 8 guests, outdoor furniture and a toaster.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Cannon Beach?

Take a break with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Cannon Beach and get set to build some fantastic memories together. Check out these options:

  • "Oceanfront Modern Cabin" - This sought-after escape offers a TV and a barbecue grill and is located about 12 miles south of the center of Cannon Beach.
  • "Oceanfront Cabin With Private Hot Tub" - This property is also perfect for families and is around 11 miles south of Cannon Beach. Offering cable/satellite TV services, nearby whale-watching activities and more, it'll get everyone's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Cannon Beach vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.