Land'S End At Cannon Beach
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... Oregon would be.
The days are not long here, with sunup at 8 AM and Sundown at around 4:30 PM. We ran out of light before we ran out of things we wanted to see. We wound up having dinner at a small seaside cafe called the Sand Dollar Restaurant and Lounge, one of the few restaurants we had found open. We figured that it would be marginal as it was open on Christmas evening.....and lucky for us, we couldn't have been more wrong! The food ...
... the most stunning hydrangeas I have ever seen. The beach is long and wide with Haystack Rock rising 235 feet above the sand just offshore. It is home to many species of birds and marine life in the tide pools. I enjoyed taking my daily walk along the shore and, as the tide receded, found a variety of colorful and interesting creatures. Just north of the Cannon Beach is Ecola State Park which offered dramatic views of the coastline and Haystack Rock. I hiked ...
... couldn’t possibly be snow.
As we climbed up the mountain though, snow started to appear on the ground. It was just the odd bit so we figured some was stubborn and hadn’t totally melted. However, when we reached the top there was a good foot of snow everywhere, including the car park. We arrived sideways into a parking space in the thankfully pretty car park, and decided to eat our picnic in the car, seeing as the temperature ...
... it is. We stopped about halfway down the beach to eat lunch and then continued on. We were very lucky that the tide was going out when we were there. The Pacific water is very cold and we never got more than calf-deep. But since the tide was going out, we were able to get all the way up to the rock, as far as we were allowed to go. I was hoping to see some puffins, but a ranger told me that they had migrated and ...
... for a campground we had researched not far from there on the Chahalis River. It was a FCFS (First come, First served) state park – which can be a gem because when you get there and get a spot, no one can take it from you. Finding a spot on Friday is tricky this time of year but we scored, snagging a spot in Rainbow Falls State Park, complete with water and electric.
Rainbow Falls, built in the 1930’s by the blessed Conservation ...