Camping Cannon Beach Ultimate Guide
Cannon Beach is an absolute must-see for those who find themselves on the upper Oregon Coast. Standing at 235 ft, Haystack Rock is the third-tallest intertidal structure in the world and the main attraction to this tourist hot spot. Not to mention a frequent bucket list view for any Doubloon carrying Goonie, as Haystack Rock made its debut in the 1985 motion picture.
But Cannon Beach and the surrounding area have more to offer than its celebrity rock and is worth staying a night or two to soak in all the adventures. Here is a list of stay options when visiting Cannon Beach, from cabins to camping.
Cannon Beach RV Resort
For RVers looking for local, full hookup camping, Cannon Beach RV Resort is one of the three campgrounds established in the area. So, if you are looking to be directly in the action, this is a place to keep in mind.
With 99 FHU sites, this RV resort has it all. Convenience store, game room, indoor and outdoor pool, what more could you want? How about complimentary WIFI, paved sites, Cable TV, and year-round camping. Cannon Beach RV Resort also offers the necessities like laundry facilities, full-service restrooms, fire pits, and picnic tables.
They have accommodations for big rigs and trailers, however, they do not allow for tent or car camping.
Cannon Beach RV Resort accepts both Good Sam and Military discounts. Its park rates vary from season to season, starting from $49 in the winter to $64 during the peak summer season. They also offer weekly rates ranging from $300-$400.
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Wrights for Camping
Cannon Beach is a popular tourist destination for any type of traveler, but Wrights for Camping specializes in those who prefer their nylon digs. Of the three campgrounds in Cannon Beach, this one is made for tent campers.
WFC also has limited RV availability within its 22 sites, although no hookups are available and vehicles are limited to 22ft.
There are restrooms, showers, laundry, picnic tables, firepits, and even firewood for sale at check-in.
Rates are according to site occupancy and range from $45 for two to up to $57 for six. Rates also vary slightly by month with operations closed from October to May for Cannon Beach Elf migrations.
Sites at Wrights for Camping Cannon Beach are absolutely stunning. Under the tall coastal trees, you will enjoy the scenery of the surrounding canopy.
For more information and pictures of this beautiful tent camping spot, check out their website here: http://www.wrightsforcamping.com/
Sea Ranch and RV
Sea Ranch and RV is the one campground in Cannon Beach, Oregon that offers not only tent and RV camping, but cabin camping as well. This is a great option if you are needing group accommodations and with some of the smaller cabins allowing for pets, you can bring your furry family along too.
With a great location north of Cannon Beach camping at Sea Ranch and RV means you’re not far from the shops, restaurants, cafés, and beaches. With rustic, forested, lush green sites, it’s also a great place to just stay close and enjoy nature.
Each site, including cabins, has both a firepit and picnic table. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are also available for public use.
Sites are both back in and pull-through with rates starting at about $58 a night. The sites are paved and the scenery is great. Located off the highway with lush green lawns, it’s a great place to be close enough to the action and far enough away to enjoy nature.
RV sites are equipped for up to 40 ft.
Cabins are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, bathroom, 3 sleeping arrangements, and a covered porch.
Book your next stay here: https://searanchcannonbeach.com/
Circle Creek RV Resort
Circle Creek RV Resort has 44 full hookup sites with the option for dry camping. Cannon Beach is located just 6 miles south as CCRV is located closer to Seaside, Oregon’s bustling little community. With shops, restaurants, and beaches, it’s a great place to stay if you are wanting to be closer to these familiar amenities.
But if you want to stick close to the camper, Circle Creek RV Resort offers a movie theater with a selection of Blu-Ray movies for any family night in.
Circle Creek offers military, Good Sam, and first responders discounts.
They also have a small store located on-site with basic needs, snacks, adult beverages, and firewood.
Visit https://www.circlecreekrv.com/ to know more!
Thousand Trails Seaside
Also located in Seaside, Oregon and even closer to the action, Thousand Trails is a highly recognizable name in the world of membership camping. Cannon Beach is just 20 minutes south with plenty of shops and lunch opportunities along the way.
If you’re not already a Thousand Trails member, here is a great article on the perks and prices of being a TT member: https://livecampwork.com/thousand-trails-memberships-ultimate-guide/
Seaside Thousand Trails has a whomping 261 sites and plenty to do with pickleball, tennis, volleyball, and basketball. It also has a clubhouse, hot tub, and indoor/outdoor pools. Fire pits are allowed and provided at some sites.
Restroom and laundry facilities are also on location.
Despite being located so close to the amenities of Seaside, Thousand Trails is tucked in nature, surrounded by trees, and even features a water tributary.
Check out their website here for a list of additional amenities: https://thousandtrails.com/oregon/seaside-rv-resort/
Lewis and Clark Golf and Camping
Cannon Beach is fun and all but how about staying at a golf course for the night? Look no further than Lewis and Clark Golf course and Campground. If you don’t mind the 40-minute drive to Cannon Beach then this Astoria park is a great option for any golf-loving RVer.
Lewis and Clark campground has great accommodations fitting RVs up to 90 ft. and welcoming large groups and families. They also offer camping cottages for those looking for a more sticks and bricks approach.
They have 30, 50, and 100-amp services and laundry on site. Not to mention, golf!
According to the website they offer a unique and challenging course that’s affordable to everyone. They boast chemical-free, beautifully manicured lawns. Because of this, you can expect great views from your campsites.
Cannon Beach is a distance south, but Lewis and Clark campground makes a great home base when exploring the area. And again, golf!
Learn more here: https://www.astoriaoregonrvpark.com/rv_park.php
Kelly Brighton’s Marina and Camping
Cannon Beach is just 22 miles north of this crabbing lover’s dream. With a boat ramp and marina Kelly Brighton’s Campground is perfect for those looking to really dive into the ocean adventure. With both reservable and first come first serve sites, it’s worth checking out if you’re in the area.
They offer both dry camping and partial hookups with great views of the water and sites fit for up to six people. Picnic tables and firepits are also available at each site.
Dry camping rates are $42 and partial hookups are $49.
Now let’s talk crabbing! This is a great experience for those really looking to get involved in the water culture of the Pacific Northwest. With boat rentals starting at $120 and dock rentals only $17. Licenses are also sold for both in-state and out-of-state guests.
Make Kelly Brighton’s a part of your Cannon Beach adventure here: https://kellysbrightonmarina.com/camping-2/
Nehalem Bay State Park
Another camping option located south of Cannon Beach is Nehalem Bay State Park. This beautiful state park is perfect for tent camping and those looking for a more primitive beach experience. Escape the allure of the bustling shore town crowd and tuck into the coastal forest.
With a stunning 307 sites this campground is an excellent option when visiting the Cannon Beach area especially if you are traveling in a group or looking for last-minute accommodations.
For the equestrian traveler, there are also 17 horse sites.
Besides visiting Cannon Beach, camping in Nehalem Bay State Park has so much to offer from hiking, biking, and beachcombing, to crabbing, clamming, and horseback riding. This campground truly is a gem of coastal camping.
Cannon Beach is just a 20-minute drive north, so amenities like shops and restaurants are just a short drive away from this offshore paradise.
Because the campground is tent friendly, restrooms and showers are on site. And for the RVers, a dump station as Nehalem Bay is water/electric only.
Explore https://stateparks.oregon.gov/ for more beachside camping.
Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals
Want to bypass the RV experience altogether and enjoy Cannon Beach in style? Then consider renting one of the oceanfront condos and guest houses with Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals. These rentals are in the heart of it all. Shops, restaurants, museums, beaches, and art galleries are all within a short distance.
Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals is a collection of homes and houses all across the Cannon Beach area. Many of their rentals are pet friendly with rates starting as low as $89 a night with some accommodations equipped for up to 12 people.
But if you’re looking to really step up your luxury experience, some stays are up to $650.
Go here for a list of available vacation homes: https://www.visitcb.com/
Hidden Villa Cottage Rentals
Hidden Villa Cottage is a bundle of bungalows with the simplicity and comfort of home. These cottages include kitchens, bedrooms, and beach access. And with the option to rent multiple sites at a time, it’s a perfect place for a wedding party or family vacation.
Pets are also family here with some cabins allowing up to four furry friends.
Prices range from as low as $50 to up to $2,000 for multiple complex rentals.
Close to food and findings, Hidden Villa Cottages are a great little vacation spot for those still wanting to be in the heart of town. And did I mention the beach access?
They also advertise having accessibility options so please keep this in mind when booking.
Whether you’re seeking to get away on a romantic vacation or come together for a family adventure, these cozy cottage accommodations are worth considering!
Cannon Beach is a gem to the Northern coastal waters of Oregon and there are plenty of places along that journey that are here to make things more special. From golfing and glamping to crabbing and tent camping, Cannon Beach is a community worth exploring.
So, grab your Goonies, your grandparents, or your gal pals and enjoy the magic of the Pacific Coast!