Exploring The Village

One small village. Four unique Areas.

Locals and longtime visitors break the town out into four areas: The North End, Downtown, Midtown & The South End (AKA Tolovana). Each area has unique aspects to explore.

Here's what you need to know about each area:

The North End

Where Ecola Creek meets the Pacific Ocean, there's nothing quite like that view of Haystack Rock off in the distance as you start the winding road down into Cannon Beach off of that first exit to town. On this end of town you'll find:

  • Chapman Point - Where locals say you can find the best sand dollars! - where locals say you can find the best sand dollars!
  • Les Shirley Park - Great park & picnic area with beach access to the creek side of the beach.
  • Ecola State Park - These roads through the magical old growth forest lead up to the stunning views at the top.
  • Castaways - Amazing food and delicious drinks!
  • Public Coast Brewing Co. - "Beaches forever, beer for everyone!"
  • The Kite Shop - "Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height..."


The heart of the village. Each side of Hemlock street is lined with shops and galleries just waiting to be explored. A complete list of the downtown shops can be found here. 

We want to showcase Spruce street, running just to the east of Hemlock. It's tucked back from the bustle of the main street and it's where you'll find the following Cannon Beach essentials:


Located approximately 10 blocks from downtown you'll find midtown - home to favorites like:

Midtown also houses these distinctive local businesses:

"The South End" (Tolovana)

About 1 1/2 miles south of the center of the village, is the unincorporated community of Tolovana Park. Both The Cannon Beach Property Management office and the Tolovana Wayside State Park are located in this end of town, as well as these fine establishments:

  • Sea Level Bakery - The BEST bread and tasty coffee. Owned and operated locally by a very nice family! If you walk in and there's a line don't walk out....wait! You'll be glad you did.
  • Fresh Foods - Exceptional grocery store, stocked with a wonderful variety of local and organic products. Forgot something when you packed? Don't worry, Fresh Foods will have it!
  • Surfcrest Market & Pizza - wonderful mini market stocked with a great selection of common items we often forget we might need when on vacation! Enjoy a beverage while you wait for your fresh, hot pizza (locals tip: we love bringing pizza to a bonfire!)
  • Warren House Pub - Pub fare & cocktails. The warm and cozy vibe is accentuated by the pool table and stone fireplace. Plenty of outdoor seating lends to the casual hangout vibe of the pub.
  • Mo's Restaurant - a long time family favorite, now with outdoor patio seating!

Don't take our word for it. Come see for yourself!