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."

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

While many people head to Lincoln City to get their fix of the Oregon Coast, there is another place that is just as easy to enjoy, Tolovana Beach Wayside.

Region: Northern Coast