Cities: Cannon Beach

In September 1846 the U.S. survey schooner Shark sank at the mouth of the Columbia River. Part of the wreckage, with three small cannons attached, floated southward and washed up within a month of the disaster near present-day Arch Cape. Finally, in 1922, local residents successfully petitioned for the post office to be called "Cannon Beach."

Like any good entrepreneur,  DK Smith had an idea around 40 years ago, one that people weren’t sure was going to work.


Attraction: Shopping, Sightseeing
Region: Northern Coast

Cannon Beach has been a destination town since its inception, but during more modern times, it is being known more and more for its fine food and art.

Attraction: Art Galleries, Sightseeing
Region: Northern Coast