Outdoors enthusiasts have been visiting the Oregon Coast for decades. It’s truly a 4-season destination, with plenty to see and do no matter what is happening with the weather. It’s become increasingly popular to come to the Oregon Coast for winter storm watching, but even if you’re here during a relatively calm time, there’s more to do on the Oregon Coast than meets the eye. With so many beaches to explore, a variety of great shops to browse, a vibrant arts scene, and some truly exquisite restaurants, Cannon Beach is a wonderful destination no matter the time of year. Come stay at our boutique hotel this winter, and discover the myriad of ways to stay warm and dry in Cannon Beach this winter. Read the rest of this entry »
There are few places in the world that use storm watching as a draw to lure guests to the area. Indeed, to many tourists it seems counter-intuitive to head to the beach in the middle of these cold, stormy, winter months. But, as with most things, Oregon is different. It’s unique, to say the least, but storm watching on the Oregon Coast is a magical, awe-inspiring experience that you really must have at least once in your lifetime. With abundant and easy access to the Pacific beaches, it isn’t difficult to find a spot to stare, in awe of nature’s fearsome wrath. Book a room at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, and get ready for a truly awesome adventure on Oregon’s Coast this winter. Read the rest of this entry »
December is nearly here, and may of us are busily engaged in the throes of another holiday season. We can think of no better time to escape to the dramatic shores of Oregon’s stunning coast, where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself at this hectic time of year. The quiet winter months bring with them miles of secluded beaches to enjoy, nearly empty streets, shops and restaurants to browse, and the unpredictable, stormy and awe-inspiring weather that often comes our way. These winter months also happen to offer some of the best whale watching in the Northwest. Book your room at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, and experience the magical quiet of Cannon Beach in the winter. Read the rest of this entry »
Though many of us are still in a state of denial, the holidays are rapidly approaching. Next week, families will gather around their traditional holiday tables, and so begins a month-long celebration of joy and giving. With a wide variety of shopping and holiday festivities to enjoy, there’s no better place to unwrap new holiday memories than on the stunning Oregon Coast. Whether you choose to join us for an amazing Thanksgiving feast, holiday shopping, dazzling light displays, a relaxing getaway, or other fun holiday-themed activities, you’ll find nothing but joy and merriment in Cannon Beach throughout the upcoming holiday season. To get started on your getaway, book a room at our exquisite Bed and Breakfast today. Read the rest of this entry »
Labor Day is coming up quickly, which means summer is coming to a rapid close here on Cannon Beach. Fortunately, there is still plenty of time left to come to the Oregon Coast, and to discover the dramatic rock formations and stunning vistas up and down the Coastline. Let places like Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock and the Tillamook Head captivate your hearts and minds, and spend a few perfect days with us at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat. The Arch Cape Inn, just south of the Cannon Beach area, is a true summer retreat perfect for those looking for a romantic few days by the sea. If it’s possible to get even better, we are a pet friendly lodging property, allowing for you to enjoy the splendor of the Oregon Coast with your best friend. Book your final summer getaway with us today! Read the rest of this entry »
Cannon Beach is a charming coastal town along the rugged coastline of Oregon. Though it comes as no surprise to us, Cannon Beach has been called one of National Geographic’s most beautiful places in the world. For many, a trip to the coast means colorful tide pools, beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic rock formations, and stunning vistas up and down the coastline. Places like the iconic Haystack Rock are just the beginning of things at the coast. Nevertheless, these are the places forever ingrained in our hearts as minds. Stay at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast near Cannon Beach this summer, and experience the wonder of the Oregon Coast for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
From the stunningly beautiful Haystack Rock to the dramatic caves and waterfalls at Hug Point, Cannon Beach is an inspiring place to explore throughout the year. Summer at the beach holds a special place in the hearts of many. The Oregon Coast has long been popular destinations for summer travelers looking to getaway from the hectic frenzy of modern day life. The Arch Cape Inn, just south of the Cannon Beach area, is a true summer retreat perfect for those looking for a romantic few days by the sea. Book your summer getaway with us today, and see for yourself the unparalleled beauty of the Oregon Coast this summer. Read the rest of this entry »
The beach, the beach, the beach…there is no place more relaxing, rejuvenating and romantic than an Oregon coast get-away for the special person that we call ‘Mom’.
This year we are hosting a very casual Mother’s Day Weekend, where our entire staff will be waiting to create a wonderful weekend experience, complete with a beautiful brunch presentation each morning and a Wine and Cider Appetizer Hour every afternoon.
Let us do the work, while Mom can rest and enjoy being waited on hand and foot for the entire weekend.
Can’t think of that last minute gift?
Surely, a special stay at our Castle on the Coast will make any Mom feel like the Queen she is!
The Pacific Ocean can be truly mesmerizing to watch during its winter furies. The thrashing waves, foaming whitecaps and the howling wind – it is an exciting and epic show. Storm watching at Cannon Beach is a great way to spend a blustery day in the winter.
Storm watchers gather along the Northwest coast once the air becomes chilly and nights get long, wanting to witness water’s relentless assaults on terra firma. Some prefer to watch the crashing waves from a toasty-warm ocean view B&B room or grab a spot at a coastal restaurant that offers window seating for storm watching. Others venture outdoors to get a first hand feel for this amazing weather experience.
To help make it easier for you, we are offering a Winter Storm Watching Special starting on Nov. 1. Make sure to check back to see the details!
Words of Wisdom: Storm watching is a spectator sport. Always stay a safe distance away from the ocean. Do not climb or hike on wet slippery rocks. We recommend warm beverages and a cozy room with large windows.
We have several luxury rooms at our Cannon Beach bed and breakfast with outstanding ocean views that would provide a beautiful setting for watching nature’s fury and power.
Advantages to Visiting the Oregon Coast at Winter
- Fewer people
- Lower prices for lodging
- You are likely to see a spectacular winter storm
- Less traffic on the roads
- Two for one specials
After a storm is the best time to find treasure on the beach. Beachcombing for agates, shells, petrified wood, and glass floats is lots of fun. Your chance of finding a glass float now is better than ever since coastal communities began “seeding” the beaches with them.
The dramatic cliffs and beaches of the Oregon coast are a natural inspiration for creativity. It’s not surprising that so many artists call this area home. Even if their artwork doesn’t take inspiration directly from the landscape, artists find the coastal community’s laid-back atmosphere and slower pace make it a great place to create.
Below we’ve listed some of the Cannon Beach galleries and artist groups. Most are clustered on or near Hemlock street. For a more complete list including individual artist galleries and studios, please visit Cannon-beach.net (click on “Galleries | Art”).
Bronze Coast Gallery
Focused on showcasing and educating the public about bronze cast artwork, this group of over 30 award-winning regional, national and international artists also features fine original paintings, photography and giclee prints. @ 224 N. Hemlock
Cannon Beach Art Gallery / Arts Association
The Cannon Beach Art Gallery is home to the Cannon Beach Arts Association, a community arts organization which “supports, funds, and enhances the arts and artists in the Cannon Beach community through education, events and exhibits.” The Art Gallery has monthly rotating exhibits of fine arts and crafts by local and Pacific Northwest artists. Their inviting open space also has a coffee shop for visitors’ enjoyment. @ 1064 S. Hemlock