Cannon Beach is where the forest and the ocean come together. Along the coast, you’ll find multiple state parks near Cannon Beach that give you a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and some hidden gems of the beach, including waterfalls, wildlife, tide pools and more. Spend a day exploring one or more of the beautiful state parks near Cannon Beach – the same parks are just minutes away from your stay at Tolovana Inn.
The Top State Parks Near Cannon Beach, Oregon
We created a list of the best state parks near Cannon Beach. Each state park is unique and differs from one another. Bring a picnic lunch, a comfortable pair of tennis shoes, and your family, to see all that Oregon has to offer through the state parks near Cannon Beach.
Oswald West State Park stretches along four miles of coastline, where you’ll find a dense rainforest and a beautifully secluded sandy beach. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll love this vast and scenic park that’s perfect for a hike on a beautiful spring or summer day.
When you are exploring Hug Point State Park, be aware of the tide when you’re walking along the beach of the Hug Point State Recreation Site. It’s possible while walking around to become stranded by the incoming tide when you’re on the point. A short walk located between Austin Point and Hug Point reveals a seasonal waterfall, caves carved into sandstone cliffs, and tide pools accessible during low tide.
Ecola offers trails with cliff-slide viewpoints of secluded coves, forested promontories and an abandoned lighthouse. There are several different trails you can take to walk through the park, some longer than others. Some of the trails are considered historical interpretive routes. Stop for a picnic on any of the trails, and keep an eye open for the park’s wildlife, like deer, elk, and eagles!
Staying with Tolovana Inn will be memorable for your whole family. Our true oceanfront resort is located just south of downtown Cannon Beach, near the state parks. When you’ve finished exploring, head back to our oceanfront lodging to relax before heading out into town for dinner or to familiarize yourself with Tolovana Park. In our studios and suites, you’ll find a full kitchen, living room, private balcony, and a cozy fireplace. Book easily online to reserve your room with us today!