From Groombug, June 2007 Cannon Beach, Oregon, is one of lifes pleasant surprises. If you go expecting to find rugged ocean beaches, emerald green rain forests, and cozy cabins along the bluff, you wont be disappointed. What will surprise you in this decidedly Cape Cod style resort town, are the gourmet restaurants, the ultra romantic hotels and inns, and the vibrant art and culinary scene that make Cannon Beach a Northwest treasure. This is the perfect place to spend your days hiking, biking, and surfing in the great outdoors, and your nights watching the sunset, dining on delicacies, and cuddling by the fire.
Heres what to do when youre in Cannon Beach…
Relax: Check in to one of Junebugs favorite places.
The Stephanie Inn: Heres where youll find deliciously comfortable beach front rooms overlooking Haystack Rock; complete with fireplaces, soaking tubs, and large LCD screen TVs. Be sure to make reservations in the dining room for one of their incomparable four-course dinners. The first people we met during our visit here were a couple from England who asked us to take their photo. They were celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary, and 22 consecutive years of staying at the Stephanie Inn.
Arch Cape House: This Northwest style castle has gorgeously appointed rooms; several with outstanding views of the ocean. We love the Tower Room, with its Louis XIV bed and breathtaking view from the deep soaking tub. Enjoy a three-course breakfast in the dining room for a perfect start to your day.
Surfsand Resort: The newly renovated Surfsand Resort will be finished in August of 2007. We cant wait to stay at this new top-tier property that features luxurious oceanfront rooms and suites, cozy gas fireplaces and 2 person Jacuzzi tubs. The whole place looks and feels like a home away from home.
Rent a beach bike from Mikes Bike Shop these bikes designed for beach combing allow you to cover miles of shoreline, while getting a fantastic workout.
Get yourselves surfboards and wet suits from Cannon Beach Surf and head to Shortys Beach, at Oswald State Park. This is a fun place to brush up on, or show off your surfing skills.
Soak up the sun! Just settle down on the beach thats nearest to your door, or grab a picnic lunch and head to Ecola State Park. This beautiful half moon beach boasts spectacular views of the Cannon beach area, plus tide pooling during minus tides.
Have breakfast at The Pig and Pancake, featuring a crazy long list of yummy pancakes and breakfast combinations that are mm, mm good.
Grab lunch at Fultanos Pizza. This might be the best pizza on the West Coast, were not kidding!
Savor dinner at Gower St. Bistro. This romantic European charcuterie features mouth watering crab cakes, melt in your mouth steaks, an array of seasonal salads, and desserts to die for.
Get your coffee at Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters. These guys serve fair trade, organic coffee and delicious foamy espresso thats smooth like buttah. Being Seattleites, we like to stop in here a couple of times a day.
Shop at one of the many welcoming art galleries and specialty boutiques in town. Youll find handmade glassware, pottery, jewelry, and all kinds of must haves to take back home.
Lay back and enjoy a deep tissue massage, or luxurious facial at the Cannon Beach Spa.
Create your own delicacies at Evoo Cannon Beach Cooking School. The fun loving professional staff and delicious recipes at Evoo make this a special date; plus youre guaranteed to find some impressive dishes to make for your sweetie in the years to come.