Sure, you might need to bundle up a bit, but don’t let that slow you down from visiting Cannon Beach during the first quarter of 2017.
Besides the unfailing appeal of the Oregon coast, with its natural wonders and special events, Tolovana Inn room rates are especially inviting this time of year. Now through March 23, if you stay two nights, you can enjoy a third night free. Rooms are limited and some restrictions may apply. Call 1-800-333-8890.
The Gray Whale Migration is now underway
Gray whales head south from their feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi seas around Alaska from mid-December through January traveling to breeding grounds in Baja California, Mexico, where warm-water lagoons become nurseries for expectant mothers. On the trip down, these giant mammals swim on a direct course, move quickly, and mostly stay about 5 miles offshore. At their peak, about 30 whales pass by each hour. Then from late March to June, the whales migrate north back to Alaska. On each trip, approximately 18,000 gray whales will pass close to the Oregon Coast.
Ecola State Park provides a great vantage point for whale sightings. In morning light with the sun at your back is best. First locate whale spouts with your naked eye; then focus more closely with binoculars.
Coming back, the whales travel much more leisurely and stay closer to shore—within a half mile is not unusual. The non-breeding males and females lead the way back with some early birds starting in late February. Mothers and young calves generally roll by starting in May.
Cannon Beach Yoga Festival, February 24-27, 2017
World Class Instruction in a World Class location. That’s the three-day Cannon Beach Yoga Festival. No matter what your level of experience, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore something new, as well as deepen your practice. Enjoy workshops, daily morning meditations, a community dance party and more. Everything you need to know, including a detailed FAQ can be found here. Cannon Beach Yoga Festival.
Savor Cannon Beach, March 9-12, 2017
It’s a wine and culinary event you won’t want to miss this. The festival includes wine tastings, wine dinners and a wine walk throughout the town from over 20 Northwest wineries. Tickets are now available and its usually a sell-out event. Tolovana Inn is proud to be a sponsor and host site for this incredible favorite foodie event!
Make 2017 the year you experience something new in Cannon Beach, staying at the ever comfortable ocean front Tolovana Inn.
(information about whale migration provided by visittheoregoncoast.)