For our overnight on the coast Cannon Beach was a good spot since it put us within walking distance of several restaurants. We had a free Hotels.com night to use, and one of the few places that had availability was Inn at Haystack Rock – that was a warning that we ignored to our chagrin. Our room was between the check-in area and a multi-room unit and given the incredible thinness of the walls you could easily hear the conversations in both… thankfully it was only one night.
Food + Drink
Pelican Brewing Company — Stopped in for a late lunch between state park visits. Captain of the Coast barrel aged strong ale and tri tip sandwich for Leandra and a smoked chicken wrap and a Peaches saison for me. Both were devoured quite quickly!
Pizza A’ Fetta – After a day of hiking we were both interested in a low key dinner, and Pizza A’Fetta fit the bill with pizza and salad.
Public Coast Brewing – Not ready to go back to our noisy room after dinner we hit up Public Coast for a beer before they closed down. Leandra had the Coconut Brown Ale and I had the Peaches Sour. We also watched the Browns win their first game in 1.5 years.
Pig n’ Pancake — Classic big beach breakfast before heading out of town. About a 30 minute wait but the food was tasty.
Cannon Beach has a huge expanse of occasionally-squeaky sand, and we were happy to have a beautiful sunset.
Haystack Rock is the iconic rock of the Oregon coast, and lots of people were out enjoying the view both at night and the next morning.
We enjoyed our quick trip to the coast, and we couldn’t have had better weather. Hopefully we’ll get similar weather on a future trip too!