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.
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.
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.
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.