Destination guide

Explore Cannon Beach from vacation home rentals

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

Attractions near Cannon Beach vacation rentals

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.

Activities

Activities near Cannon Beach vacation homes

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!

Weather

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.

Beaches

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 options to and around Cannon Beach

Fly into Astoria, OR (AST-Astoria Regional), the closest airport, located 18 mi (29 km) from the city center.

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Cannon Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 908 vacation rentals near Cannon Beach. From 564 Houses to 64 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cannon Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Cannon Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cannon Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cannon Beach: 1,382 vacation rentals
  • Haystack Rock: 1,542 vacation rentals
  • Ecola State Park: 1,073 vacation rentals
  • Tolovana Beach State Park: 1,355 vacation rentals
  • Coaster Theatre: 1,157 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cannon Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cannon Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 564 Houses in Cannon Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cannon Beach include:

  • Cabins: 64 rentals available
  • Cottages: 64 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 64 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cannon Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 157 vacation rentals with pool available in Cannon Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.