A Night at Cannon Beach
I’m currently in Portland, Oregon visiting Austin for the week and on Monday night we snuck away to spend the night at Cannon Beach. The northwest coast is really unique to me and different from other beaches I’ve visited around the country. It’s breezy and chilly. The sand is soft and the water is frigid. The coastline is jagged and wide. And the light is gorgeous and warm.
We had the best time exploring the little coastal town for 24 hours. We stayed at Surf Sand Resort and it was really wonderful, especially because it was the off season. The staff built us a bonfire on the beach complete with supplies for smores! That was such a thrill for me as I’ve never had a bonfire on the beach before and it was so dreamy and cozy for a cold fall night listening to waves and feeling the heat from the fire. We had some wonderful meals at The Wayfarer for a sunset dinner, The Pig n Pancake for breakfast, Public Coast Brewing for lunch, and Sea Level for coffee, and the Screw and Brew for a drink (it’s a bar in a hardware store!). Since it was the off season, we got our room upgraded, complete with a fireplace (which I spent time working in front of), a view of the famous Haystack Rock (from The Goonies!), and a big soaking tub with a TV in the bathroom (I spent a lot of time in there.) :)
I can’t recommend spending the night at Cannon Beach enough if you ever find yourself in Portland, as it’s only an hour and half drive from the city. Below are some photos from our little escape, if you’d like to see…