Experience an Oregon Winter with a Cannon Beach Escape

Winter at the beach

Winter doesn’t have to mean gray skies and endless snow. In Cannon Beach, winter is a unique and magical time to visit this Oregon town and Tolovana Inn. Summer crowds have long since gone home, but there is still plenty to do and see in our beach town. Whether you’re planning a trip for the family or an escape for two, now is the perfect time to start creating your adventure-filled itinerary.

What to Do When Visiting Cannon Beach in the Winter

Winter is often referred to as the magic season in Oregon. Temperatures reach highs in the low 50s, with lows rarely falling below the mid-30s. While these conditions mean you’ll still want to layer up, it’s not so cold that you can’t get out and explore.

Some of the area’s top activities are best enjoyed in winter, and there are also plenty of seasonally festive events to check out.

Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is often filled with memorable gatherings, and your visit to Cannon Beach doesn’t have to be any different. If you’re visiting over Thanksgiving, get out and do some shopping on Plaid Friday. The shops found throughout town have it all, from boutiques to gift shops, so you won’t have any trouble crossing things off your list.

There are several more events that make up Haystack Holidays, including wreath-making classes, holiday concerts, and more. The event website will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Storm Watching

One of the most popular activities for those visiting Cannon Beach in the winter is storm watching. Chances are you can watch a storm roll in from the comfort of our Oregon Coast hotel. However, another popular spot is Ecola State Park. If you decide to head outdoors, stay safe by watching out for sneaker waves and staying off rocks and jetties.

After the storm passes, head out to the sandy shoreline to go beachcombing. The wind and waves are known to unearth a treasure trove of shells and other hidden surprises.

Whale Watching

Cannon Beach is home to two fantastic whale watching seasons, and one of them is in the winter. Winter migration generally reaches peak from mid-December to mid-January. During this time, Oregon State Parks coordinate programs at several spots along the coast, including Ecola State Park, to help you spot these stunning animals.

Reserve Your Winter Visit to the Pacific Northwest

If you’re still looking for your winter vacation destination, look no further than Cannon Beach, Oregon. This popular oceanfront town is a favorite amongst travelers any time of year, and there’s no better place to call home than Tolovana Inn.

Found just south of downtown, our resort features spacious oceanfront rooms and suites that are perfect for any group. Enjoy the comforts of home, like a full kitchen and cozy fireplace, by staying in one of our studios and suites. For more information about our accommodations and amenities or special offers, call 503-436-2211.

  

Start Your Mornings with the Best Breakfast in Cannon Beach

 Best Cannon Beach BreakfastsWhether you’re visiting Tolovana Inn for a family vacation or a romantic getaway, there is no shortage of things to do and see during your stay. Have fun exploring the adventures that await you from sunrise to sunset, like golf courses, bike trails, and state parks. With so much to do and see, a good breakfast is key, and there are plenty of delicious spots throughout Cannon Beach that check that box.

7 of the Best Cannon Beach Restaurants Serving Up Breakfast

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go option or a sit-down meal, there is a restaurant in Cannon Beach that fits your breakfast needs.

Lazy Susan Cafe

The Lazy Susan Cafe is known for its tasty breakfast menu. Browse their range of omelets, like the Shrimp Scatter, poached eggs, and breakfast bowls. This is a cash-only restaurant.

Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge

Enjoy local, seasonal ingredients at Wayfarer. Their breakfast menu features a range of classics like eggs benedict and local favorites like eggs and razors.

Pig ‘N Pancake

Pig N’ Pancake has been serving the Oregon coast since 1961. The Cannon Beach location opened in 1967 and has been a favorite of visitors and locals. In addition to omelets and other breakfast dishes, enjoy a range of delicious pancake options, from classic buttermilk pancakes to Swedish pancakes.

Sea Level Bakery + Coffee

If you’re looking for something to grab quickly on your way to your morning hike, stop by Sea Level Bakery + Coffee. Treat yourself to one of their scratch-baked goodies, like a sticky bun or biscuit and jam.

Local Grill & Scoop

For almost three decades, Local Grill & Scoop has been creating tasty dishes that bring visitors back time and time again. You’ll find everything from pancakes to eggs on their breakfast menu.

Crepe Neptune 

Found inside the Cannon Beach Mall, Crepe Neptune is only open Friday through Sunday. Select from a range of sweet and savory crepes to find something that satisfies your craving.

Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters

Not only is Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters known for its exceptional coffee, but this Cannon Beach spot serves up fresh pastries baked daily.

Explore the Oregon Coast with a Cannon Beach Escape

It’s not difficult to find adventures to enjoy during your stay at Tolovana Inn. Not only is our Cannon Beach hotel near some of the best breakfast spots in town, but it’s also near top area activities and attractions. With so much to do and see, you’ll enjoy having a relaxing place to call home during your getaway. Our hotel features a range of cozy accommodations that offer both oceanfront and ocean views. To learn more about our hotel, its amenities, or current special offers, call 503-436-2211.

Find Unique Holiday Gifts This Year at Cannon Beach Shops

Find unique gifts in Cannon Beach

Find unique holidays gifts at the distinctive boutiques and shops in Cannon Beach.

People often say that it’s better to give than to receive, and that’s especially true during the holiday season. Exchanging gifts is a fun way to show those you care about that you were thinking of them, and seeing their reactions as they unwrap something you spent time picking out is always enjoyable. Instead of relying on gifts shipping on time this holiday season, book a stay at Tolovana Inn and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at Cannon Beach shops. 

A Guide to Amazing Holiday Shopping in Cannon Beach

When exploring the stores found throughout Cannon Beach, you’ll soon realize there are no retail chain outlets. Because of this, you know your gifts are as unique and individual as the people you are shopping for. From boutiques to gift shops, you’ll be to get something for everyone on your list.

  • If you’re looking for the latest styles, visit Jenny B. Boutique. You’ll find everything from accessories, to pants and tops, to cozy sweaters and jackets. Another excellent option for women’s fashion is Dena’s Shop on the Corner, which features casual luxury and timeless pieces. 
  • For the outdoor lovers on your list, check out C & R Mercantile or Cannon Beach Surf & Mercantile for a range of outdoor clothing and gear.
  • When it comes to filling the stockings, include a sweet homemade treat. Bruce’s Candy Kitchen is known for its delicious saltwater taffy and brittles. Cannon Beach Chocolate Cafe will satisfy the chocolate lovers on your list with its range of top-quality truffles. 
  • A great gift idea from your children to family members like grandparents is something with a personal touch, and A Child’s Play can help with that. This studio offers a variety of project kits like painting a canvas or pot, making a wind chime, and more.
  • You can’t go holiday shopping in Cannon Beach and not stop by Yultide’s Christmas Shop. Find unique ornaments, figurines, decor, and more. They even have fantastic gift ideas as well.

With so many shops to explore, you’ll want to leave an entire day on your itinerary open. Celebrate Plaid Friday, Cannon Beach’s spin on Black Friday, by wearing plaid to show your support for local business.

Shop Small with a Cannon Beach Getaway

A stay at Tolovana Inn is not only a great way to enjoy a bit of R&R, but it’s also a fantastic time to do a bit of holiday shopping. Our Oregon coast resort puts you close to all of the unique and unforgettable shops found throughout Cannon Beach while giving you a comfortable room to call home. After a day filled with wandering in and out of shops, relax by your fireplace or in the sauna. Call 503-436-2211 to learn more about our accommodations and booking your shopping getaway. Be sure to ask about our current special offers or packages.

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