After The Beach
One thing we meant to do but didn’t was fly a kite! Guess we’ll just have to go back!
After our day at the beach. we went into town. If you get a chance to drive around some of the neighborhoods, you won’t be disappointed. Such charming homes and landscaping tucked away from the beach.
The town itself features wonderful shops for all ages.
Once Upon a Breeze is the oldest kite shop on the Oregon Coast and it is magical, with kites at every price point starting at about $8.
You can also find fabulous art galleries in Cannon Beach. There just was not enough time in this day!
One of my favorite stops was at Sesame & Lilies, which offers a perfect blend of stunning interior decor and antiques. I could have spent hours here and fully intend to next time we visit.
Across from the kite shop is a great little city park for the kids! In addition to swings and slides and climbing apparatus, the park also boasts a soccer field, basketball court, skate park, and green belt path/trail, as well as a big stage! Guess what feature was the biggest hit!? —the stage.
The Search For Dinner
After some good playtime, we went in search of dinner.
I was craving more local seafood, so I hit up Ecola’s Restaurant & Market.
I enjoyed an open face crab sandwich cheddar melt, and it was divine!
My sandwich melt was approx. $15 however, this is a market as well as a restaurant, so you can buy an entire fully cooked crab here with all the fixings (cornbread, melted butter, and various other side dishes) for about $40. They also sell all the tools for enjoying your delicious local crab which would be really fun.
Mr. Wheat and the kids were more in the mood for pizza, and they dined at Fultano’s Pizza, which offered average to good tasting pizza that may have been a bit overpriced. We paid about $24 for a large pepperoni pizza, and they were unwilling to swap out certain toppings on various other pizza options because “there was no way to specify this in their computer (cash register)” – I was given a lesson, that onions cost less than bacon so it didn’t make sense to swap those two items out, and after I agreed that this makes perfect sense and offered to pay the difference for the “premium topping”, I was flat out told “no” for the aforementioned reason. This was actually kind of amusing to me, so we went with a big ole plain pepperoni pizza instead, and the computer/cash register seemed to accept this selection with ease.
As our stay in Cannon Beach came to an end we are admittedly now smitten with this little town.
Things we would have done a little differently:
We would have stopped in one of the cities near Portland and stocked up on food and beverages before heading out to the coast. You will pay almost double for common items in this little touristy town. Bread, milk, smores supplies, snacks, bottled water, sunscreen, toiletries, etc. Stock up before you head out.
We would have increased the time of our stay by at least one more day.
Last but not least, we would have flown some kites!
***Disclosure & Honorable Mentions***
Thank you to the Inn at Cannon Beach for hosting us and for their generous hospitality. While we received a discount for our stay, I can assure you all opinions are my own. ***
Our trip continues down the coast, so stay tuned! Here’s a little sneak peek…