Hotel at a Glance: Tolovana Inn
At nearly 250 feet tall, the jagged Haystack Rock cuts a striking figure on the Pacific Ocean beach just outside Tolovana Inn. The view is especially brilliant at sunset, when the surrounding waters reflect the sky’s warm pink and orange tones. The hotel’s location is enviable not only for its beach access, but also for a nearby shuttle stop that can whisk guests to downtown Cannon Beach.
- Indoor saltwater pool filtered with natural salt
- Roast s’mores right on the beach.
- Get pampered: Select massages and other services are available via Cannon Beach Spa.
Cannon Beach, Oregon: Coastal Hamlet with Artistic Vibe
The most notable feature of the skyline in Cannon Beach is an enormous rock. That would be Haystack Rock, a 235-foot monolith rising from the sea along the Oregon coast. Tucked between forested hills and the Pacific Ocean, Cannon Beach is a beauty with dramatic sunsets, wide-open expanses of sand, and gentle waves. Head to nearby Ecola State Park for the full view, complete with migrating gray whales in the distance. You can also hike trails once traversed by members of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
In town, there’s a palpable artistic vibe. Public art installations are scattered throughout, and the streets are lined with galleries and cedar-shingled boutiques. You can see live theater, watch a glassblower craft colorful baubles, or browse the booths at one of the annual art festivals.