Coastal Hikes, Gallery Walks and Perfect Picnics Near Cannon Beach
The Stephanie Inn makes an ideal basecamp for thrill seekers and curious souls. Cliff hikes and secret beaches are at our doorstep, or pop into historic Cannon Beach and its picturesque cedar clapboard homes, antiques and eateries. Aptly called the Oregon Coast’s prettiest town, Cannon Beach is a well-preserved artist’s haven full of back streets lined with pocket gardens and galleries. See lots of ideas below, or ask the front desk for a recommendation.
Food & Drink
Dine at the Stephanie Inn or head into town. Either way, we have you covered.
North Coast Food Trail
The Stephanie Inn Dining Room sources from many of the exceptional makers and farmers along the North Coast Food Trail. Take an afternoon to taste your way along the trail–from fresh baked bread, to salt harvested in Netarts Bay, to craft cheese and sweet confections–and be sure to let Chef Aaron know what you discovered.
Tillamook Cheese Factory4165 N HWY 101, TILLAMOOK, OR 97141
Visit the world-famous Tillamook Cheese Factory and see where that delicious cheddar comes from. Features a self-guided tour and windows onto the cheese-making operations, Tillamook ice cream and a fun gift shop. About one hour from the Stephanie Inn along scenic coastline, bays and farmland.
The Bistro263 N HEMLOCK STREET, CANNON BEACH / THEBISTROCANNONBEACH.COM
Featuring live music every night, and boasting a menu that also captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest’s bounty, The Bistro is one of many local and guest favorites to celebrate or indulge with loved ones and newly found friends.
Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge(503) 436-0285 / 264 THIRD STREET, CANNON BEACH
With its great views of Haystack Rock, the Wayfarer celebrates coastal dining the way it was meant to be: with craft cocktails, an extensive wine list, Pacific Northwest seafood and steaks and classic desserts like the famous Haystack Heaven. The Wayfarer Lounge features a cozy fireplace and romantic sunset views. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
Public Coast Brewing Co.(503) 436-0285 / 264 THIRD STREET, CANNON BEACH
Our sister brewery, Public Coast Brewing Co. in downtown Cannon Beach, serves fresh, local ingredients to bring you the juiciest, grass-fed Oregon beef burgers, fresh-catch fish and chips, house-made root beer, and typically a dozen brews, brewed on-site, on tap. Wonderful outdoor patio; inside features wide booths and large community tables, and a bar with views into the brewhouse for a sneak peek at the beer-making process.
Stephanie Inn Dining Room
Paddling, Hiking, Fishing & More
Oregon’s North Coast is home to every kind of solo or guided adventure you can imagine, from paddling tours, to epic hikes, to fishing for Chinook salmon or Steelhead at the height of the season. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to recommend their favorite outings, or book you a local guide. Please note, if you are interested in fishing with a guide, please call us well in advance of your stay. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.
The arts in Cannon Beach
Named a top 100 Art Town in America, Cannon Beach is home to over a dozen galleries, plus arts festivals like Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Spring Unveiling Arts Festival, and Earth and Ocean Arts Festival.
Take a self-guided tour of the Art of the Stephanie, our in-house collection of original artworks commissioned to celebrate the wonder of the Oregon Coast.
Take a self-guided Cannon Beach gallery walking tour
Take in local shows at the Coaster Theatre Playhouse
See the cannon that gave Cannon Beach its name, view a fascinating timeline of Cannon Beach’s history, take in maritime tales at the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and explore the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, where the legendary explorers wintered over.
Pictured at left: Artist Jim Hannen’s glass float light sculpture in the Stephanie Inn Dining Room
Complimentary yoga for guests
Cannon Beach Yoga Arts offers daily group yoga classes for all levels with nurturing and knowledgeable instructors. Guests of the Stephanie Inn receive a complimentary one-hour class pass, once per day for up to two people each day. Longer classes are available for an additional fee. Reservations are strongly recommended as class size is limited. Please book a class at the front desk.
Golfing near Cannon Beach
Four courses are open to visitors on the North Coast. Please inquire at the front desk so we can book you reservation. Nearby courses include include Gearhart Golf Links, Highlands Golf Course (Gearhart), Manzanita Golf Course and Seaside Golf Course.