Year-round, the beach is the most popular attraction in the area.  And why not? Read a book, build a sandcastle, take a stroll, splash in the surf… the list of activities is as varied as the people using this great resource.  Ten miles south, in Cannon Beach, you’ll find outstanding tide pools in the Marine Garden Refuge at Haystack Rock.

Seaside Beach By M.O. Stevens (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons