If you're heading here with the whole family or plan to stay a while, consider renting a house, a cottage, or an apartment. Offerings range from studio apartments to large luxurious oceanfront houses, and prices span an equally wide range. Either go with one of the major rental sites or contact Cannon Beach Property Management, 3188 S. Hemlock St. (P.O. Box 231), Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (tel. 877/386-3402; www.cbpm.com) for more information.


At the north end of town, the Sea Ranch R.V. Park & Stables, 415 Fir St. (P.O. Box 214), Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (tel. 503/436-2815; www.cannon-beach.net/searanch), offers sites for RVs and tents. The campground is green and shady and is right across the street from the road to Ecola State Park. Rates range from $30 to $38 per night. There are also some small cabins for rent for $85 to $95 per night. You can also try Wright's for Camping, P.O. Box 213, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (tel. 503/436-2347; www.wrightsforcamping.com), which is set back in the trees on the inland side of the road at the second Cannon Beach exit off U.S. 101 and charges $26 for campsites. At either of these, you'll need to make reservations at least a month in advance for summer weekends.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.