SUMMER FUN ON THE NORTHERN OREGON COAST
Summer Fun in Cannon Beach and Seaside. You can simply come to the coast and play at the beach this Summer, but here are some ideas to mix things up a little and to enjoy exploring.
4th of July Fun
Seaside Parade: Starts at 10am. Enjoy a small town parade winding through downtown Seaside. Come to town early to avoid crowds.
Cannon Beach Parade: This small town parade starts at 11am. Groups decorate their bicycles, cars, wagons and more in patriotic decor.
4th of July Fireworks: Fireworks in Seaside start at dusk, around 10 pm, it's been 2 years since the show has happened, come and check them out this year. Fireworks are illegal in Cannon Beach.
What else should you do this summer?
Look for sand dollars! Check the tide tables for low tide.
Go clamming, kiddos can get their limit of clams too.
Visit Hug Point beach outside of Cannon Beach. Parking fills up early. There are neat caves, a beautiful little waterfall and a section where cars and wagons used to go around the beach and on to the rock during low tide before the highway was built.
Go to High Life Adventure's Aerial Park, located just south of town in Seaside.
Captain Kids Amazement Park, off the highway, just outside of Seaside.
Ride the Tilt a Whirl in Seaside.
Get fun photos taken at Seaside Inverted Experience.
Visit the Seaside Aquarium and feed the seals. Did you know that the water in the tanks is actually ocean water pumped in from the Pacific Ocean?
Drive a little south to the Tillamook Creamery for yummy ice cream and explore the factory/museum/gift shop/cafe.
Ride the Seaside Carousel.
Eat gelato at Sea Star Gelato in Seaside. Delicious flavors here!
Eat Taffy from Bruce's Candy Shop.
Roast s'mores at one of our hotel's fire pits
Walk/run/cycle the promenade. There are some nice, new signs detailing the history of the town, look for these on your next walk.
Watch surfers at the Cove in Seaside.
Go on a hike or nature walk. Here are some ideas in Cannon Beach, and some in Seaside.
What else would you do?
Need a place to stay? We've got you covered!
The Gilbert Inn, is a historical, boutique inn 1 block from the beach in Seaside and close to everything in town. All rooms have their own private bathrooms and a complimentary breakfast is served here. Enjoy staying somewhere that is not your typical cookie-cutter hotel. Enjoy the beautiful grounds for a picnic or take advantage of the firepit area.
Inn at the Prom is directly in front of the Gilbert Inn and is an oceanfront hotel. All rooms have fireplaces, kitchens and jacuzzi tubs here. Several rooms are oceanfront and have private patios. Others are one bedroom, so you can separate your living area from your sleeping area. Enjoy the firepit or lounge on the lawn right next to the promenade and beach.
Inn at Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach is made up of cottage-like rooms. There are several room layouts, some great for couples, and some for families. All rooms have kitchens and fireplaces and several have deep, jacuzzi tubs. Enjoy the outdoor spaces here with courtyard fountains and firepits. All hotels are pet friendly.