Every year, I have to visit the Oregon Coast at least once during the summer or else it doesn’t feel complete. Last year was known as the Bummer Summer™ because Joey broke his leg and we couldn’t travel — as time slipped away, I felt more and more disappointed. I knew we had to make it happen this year. Neither Joey or Rocky had been to the Oregon Coast before and I wanted to share my favorite place there with them, Cannon Beach. We booked a room at Land’s End (a beachfront hotel that is more importantly dog friendly) and hit the road.
Ahhhh, warm sand! The thing is, Cannon Beach is only about an hour and a half from Portland. I need make it a priority to go MUCH more often.
These chairs were just sitting there, completely vacant…and looking very inviting. The weather was perfect, which if you’ve been to the Oregon Coast, you’ll know is usually pretty hit-or-miss.
There seemed to be a high ratio of amazing classic cars in this relatively tiny town. I wasn’t complaining!
To me, this is the quintissential beach scene. I love the mix colors, the inviting feel of all the little shops and the laid-back beachy attitude overall.
We ran into these horses Sunday morning. Rocky taunted them like crazy. Which, if you can imagine the scale of them versus him, was even more entertaining.
Rocky loved this classic Mercedes. He doesn’t whip his tongue out like that for just anything!
Right when we got to the beach, we didn’t even go to the hotel and change first. I just kicked off my spiked sneakers and hit the sand. It was Rocky’s first time in the Ocean and he hated it! He, like me, has a full head of hair and can’t stand getting it wet! Haha.
These felt mobiles were pretty cool. What I love about Cannon Beach is that a lot of the boutiques are tucked away and clustered together in little enclaves that invite you to walk through and explore. We went out for coffee early and spent the morning peeking into all the little shop windows. So relaxing and fun.
On our last morning, I found this beach house. It’s pretty much perfect in a creepy magical storybook sort of way, don’t you think? I am so glad I had a chance to visit Cannon Beach this summer. It’s one of those places I never, ever tire of. Kind of like Leavenworth. I’ve been visiting Cannon Beach and Leavenworth since I was a baby and they both still have that sense of magic.
Over this holiday weekend, I’m looking forward to staying home and working on some Blogcademy projects. What are your plans?