We absolutely love the hustle and bustle of the summer months. We love watching families experience our beautiful coastline for the first – or fiftieth! – time. We love the noise, the excitement, and the chaos. But, though we love the summer months, there is just something truly magical about the following season. We’ve affectionately dubbed this the Quiet Season on the Oregon Coast, and there’s no better way to see and experience the dramatic coastal beauty of Cannon Beach than during this gentle time. If you’re in the process of planning a trip to our part of the country, be sure to download our Vacation Guide! It contains everything you need to know to make the most of your time in Cannon Beach. Inside the Guide, you’ll find our top recommendations for everything from delicious places to eat, fantastic places to shop and delightful activities to discover. The best part about joining us for the Quiet Season on the Oregon Coast is you can enjoy many of these things without the pressing crowds of the summer months!
The Quiet Season on the Oregon Coast is the Perfect Way to Welcome the Changing Seasons
From May through September, the Oregon Coast is a favored destination for many couples, family reunions and parents exploring with their kids. It’s a wonderful way to spend the summer time off! But from October through April, the pace of visitors to Cannon Beach shifts dramatically. The Quiet Season on the Oregon Coast is an escape from the chaos and a refuge of peace. Find yourself drawn to the secluded beaches with crashing waves, catch sight of the wildlife and take time to breathe deeply and enjoy the rejuvenation. If you’re going to be joining us for the Quiet Season this year, we highly recommend experiencing some of our favorite activities during your getaway!
Marvel at the Amazing Wildlife You Can Find
Eagles soar, and migratory and permanent birds take to the skies in the many marine sanctuaries around Cannon Beach. During the months of mid-December through mid-January, in the longest migration of any mammal on Earth, an estimated 18,000 Gray Whales can be seen migrating just offshore at Cannon Beach. Watch the herds of majestic Roosevelt Elk coming out of the wooded hills, grazing in meadows and walking through town. The decreased crowds and quiet atmosphere are the perfect time to see some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet!
Soak in the Beauty of the Majestic Oregon Coastline
The Quiet Season brings along with it some of our rainiest seasons. Nowhere else can you feel the immense power of the wind, rain, and the rhythmic crashing of waves. Snuggle up in your luxurious suite and watch the beauty of the storms. The Quiet Season also the perfect time for beachcombing! Discover the colorful wildlife of local tidal pools at places like Haystack Rock, without the busy crowds, and find unknown treasures along the beach, brought there by high tides and strong winds. The secluded beaches are magnetic, pulling you out for long, reflective walks. Bring along your camera! The beautiful sunsets, dramatic cloud formations, captivating light-illuminating coastal landscapes, fog weaving through the trees and blanketing the beaches paint unbelievably beautiful scenes just waiting to be captured.
Experience the True Spirit of Cannon Beach
The best time of the year for seeing the true Cannon Beach is the Quiet Season! During the rainy days, cozy up in front of the fire with your loved one or a good book. Meander through the Cannon Beach shops without the massive crowds. Dine at the most delectable restaurants without the waits and enjoy some seasonal savings at our boutique hotel as well as at many of our tourist shops.
The Best Place to Stay During Quiet Season is at Arch Cape Inn
Experience the beauty of the Oregon Coast Quiet Season and stay at our beautiful inn! Your rejuvenating getaway begins in your luxurious suite, filled with the best of amenities. Begin each day with a delicious, three-course, gourmet breakfast. We can’t wait to see you during your serene trip to our breathtaking coast! Don’t wait for another second! Start planning your visit today.