>Cannon Beach’s Natural Beauty

>Cannon Beach is a picturesque village by the sea and one of America’s top small art towns. Cannon Beach is home of Haystack Rock and is surrounded by natural grandeur, offering an indulgent splurge and abundant outdoor recreation.

Rising 235 feet above the shoreline, Haystack Rock is a natural treasure and one of Oregon’s most recognizable landmarks.  This dramatic seashore monolith offers habitat for nesting seabirds including tufted puffins and at its base colorful tidepools are filled with fascinating creatures.

Oregon Coast towards Haystack Rock – Mg Rhoades©

Each spring, colorful tufted puffins, that have spent the last eight months floating and diving on open seas, return to Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock to lay eggs and raise their chicks. On April 1, the first of the puffins began arriving on Haystack Rock said Nala Cardillo, coordinator of the Haystack Rock Awareness Program. The April 1 arrival is certainly appropriate for the birds sometimes referred to as sea clowns because of their white face, thick orange bill and yellow eyebrow tufts.. The puffins will be observable through spring and early summer.

A local resident, the Tufted Puffin

If the area’s natural beauty isn’t enough…why not head into town to witness some glassblowing or how about getting a spa treatment or visit the local museum, surf shop or Farmer’s Market? 

Icefire Glassworks, Cannon Beach Oregon

Learn more about Cannon Beach at  Coast Explorer Magazine

Life’s A Beach – Enjoy!


About marierhoades

Beach bum, wife, mother, lover of dogs & cats. Editor of Sally Lee by the Sea, http://nauticalcottageblog.com, a beach cottage design & lifestyle website.
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4 Responses to >Cannon Beach’s Natural Beauty

  1. >Cannon Beach sounds like a grand place to visit…amazing scenery & lots to do if you are in the mood! Great photo!Cheers

  2. >It would be quite a time to observe the puffins. I like their colors.

  3. Maya says:

    >Cannon beach is so awesome!!! Too bad I didn't have my digital camera yet when we visited.

  4. Rose West says:

    >Sounds like a beautiful place… the Northwest coast is definitely a place I want to visit someday.

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