Welcome to Cannon Beach

Climate

Cannon Beach is a coastal community that lies on the Oregon Coast next the Pacific Ocean. The average annual temperature is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Mostly rainy winters and little perciptation during the summer.

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Short Term Rentals

Cannon Beach City Council adopted an ordinance for rental properties that rent dwellings fro 30 days or less. A lottery of randomly selected winners will have an opportunity to apply for a 5 year permit.

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Tsunami Info

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has been identifying and mapping the tsunami inundation hazard along the Oregon coast since 1994. Many costal communities work on being Tsunami Prepared. Cannon Beach is mapped with evacuation routes in the event of a Tsunami.

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History

William Clark, from the Lewis & Clark Expedition, explored this region himself. "Clark's Point of View" located in Ecola State Park is said to be around the location that he saw "the grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever surveyed in front of the boundless Ocean".

In 1898, a cannon from the US Navy schooner Shark was rediscovered after the schooner hit land attempting to cross the Columbia River Bar in 1846. The cannon inspired a name change to growing community from Elk Creek to Cannon Beach. The cannon is housed in the community museum today.

Haystack Rock is on the most iconic landmark of Cannon Beach. It is protected as a marine sanctuary and can accessed in low tide. Haystack Rock has appeared in many movies including The Goonies & Twilight.