Welcome to Cannon Beach — a small town with big culture and loads to do. Winemaker dinners, craft beer tastings, visiting authors, art walks, sand castle tournaments, makers studios and more await the curious traveler.
The Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest began in 1964 when a tsunami washed out the Elk Creek Bridge and residents were relatively isolated until a new bridge could be built. That spring, local families gathered for a Sandcastle Contest to entertain their children and attract visitors. That Sandcastle Contest became one of the largest sandcastle contests on the west coast.
Visit the Cannon Beach website for more information regarding the contest details.