This post will mostly be photos from my last trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon. Cannon Beach is a cute little tourist ocean side town located 80 miles west of Portland. Cannon Beach was incorporated in 1957 and has a population of about 1,700 with 750,000 visitors annually.
Haystack Rock rises 235 feet above the beach and is a nesting site for many sea birds including terns and puffins. When I was there, many photographers were set up on the beach photographing the birds. Haystack Rock can be reached by foot during low tide and a lot of people like to view sea life in the tide pools around all of the smaller rocks. There are usually very large starfish, sea anemones, sea urchins and crabs.
While I was there, they had some record highs, it was in the 80s, and typically the average high for May is about 59 degrees. This brought a flood of visitors from Portland who wanted enjoy a nice day at the beach. There were many dogs on the beach having their fun too. The ocean is just mesmerizing and I love watching the waves, but when you visit Cannon Beach, there is so much more to look at. Enjoy some photos from my weekend, you can click a photo to launch the gallery and larger size.