The Oregon Coast is one of the greatest destinations in the country and has plenty to offer for everyone. From beautiful sandy beaches, countless hiking trails, historical museums, restaurants, and more, the Oregon Coast is the ideal spot for any trip.

Arch Cape Inn is nestled at the base of an ancient volcanic mountain range where massive basalt formations plunge into the sea. The Arch Cape Inn sits amidst one of the world’s few temperature rainforests, steps from the Pacific Ocean beaches. Our inn is right on US Scenic By-Way as well as on the Oregon Coast Trail, which provides our guests with an ideal location to go out and explore all the natural wonders and things to do on the Oregon Coast. We are also only a 4-7-mile radius from Cannon Beach and Manzanita. We guarantee you’ll always find something to do here on the Oregon Coast.

Below is a list of a few of our favorite attractions and things to do in the area. For more ideas and comprehensive suggestions, make sure to download our Free Travel Guide to the Oregon Coast.


Outdoor Activities

State Parks and Hiking Trails

Guide to Oregon State Parks Near Arch Cape



Cape Falcon Kayak
PO Box 582, Manzanita OR 97130
Phone: (503)-320-2168



  • Manzanita
    10 miles away – 9-holes, Beautiful Ocean Views
  • Gearhart Golf
    15 miles away – 18 holes, Beautiful, Classic Links
  • Seaside Public Golf
    12 miles away – 9-holes, Sometimes you can take your dog with you.
    A good idea to check the Tide Table before scheduling a tee time.



Oregon Surf Adventures


Crabbing Adventures and Boat Rentals

Jetty Fishery


Horseback Riding

Northwest Equine Outfitters


Museums and Historic Sights

Columbia River Maritime Museum
In our opinion, the best Maritime museum on the West Coast, but runs neck and neck with the Royal BC Museum in Victoria (sorry, San Francisco). The 6 minute movie is worth a 1 year history course.

Fort Stevens State Park
Astoria is home to the South Jetty and the Wreck of the Peter Iredale.

Lewis and Clark and Related Attractions

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park Sites

Fort Clatsop
Fort to Sea Trail
Clark’s Dismal Nitch
Station Camp
Salt Works
Netul Landing
Memorial to Thomas Jefferson


Washington State Park Sites

Cape Disappointment State Park
(including the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Bookstore)


Oregon State Park Sites

Fort Stevens State Park
Sunset Beach State Recreation Area
Ecola State Park

Things to do near Arch Cape Inn

Farmer’s Markets

Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market

June-September Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Astoria Farmer’s Market

10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays, May through October

Manzanita Farmers’ Market

Fridays, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Mid June – Mid September



things to do

Cannon Beach Coaster Theater  

The Coaster Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, artistic and civic vitality of Cannon Beach by continuing the tradition of producing quality community theatre and memorable experiences for residents and visitors of all ages.



Art Galleries – Cannon Beach Galleries Group