The Surrounding Area
Though the motto of the Grey Whale Inn states that we provide a beautiful beach access resort with the advantage of being away from the hustle and bustle of the tourism common to Cannon Beach, that is not to say that these things are inaccessible if desired. Situated in Tolovana Park, the Grey Whale Inn is less than a minute drive from all your vacation needs and just 5 minutes from downtown
If you care for your own private stretch of sand, from the entrance to your room at the Grey Whale Inn, walk West 100 yards and you will be greeted with the splendors of the Pacific. Imagine going to bed each night with the sweet and pure perfume of the Pacific air in your lungs, and the memory of clear moon filled nights that cannot be matched anywhere else. Picture being awoken on warm summer mornings by the rising sun cresting the horizon. As for sunsets and sunrises, Cannon Beach will provide you with sights unparalleled in their rarity and majesty.
If shopping in fine craft stores and eating in fine restaurants has become a bit of a bore, explore the nature wonders of Cannon Beach and the surrounding area. West from the Grey Whale Inn is the domestic and powerful Pacific ocean. To the North there is the ever changing, ever flowing Columbia River. To the East there are the snow capped peaks of the Cascade Mountain range. To the South, there is one of the greatest spectacles of nature, the Sea Lion caves near Newport. Just open your door to see the best that nature has to offer.
If you are interested in one of the most interesting shopping mechas on the Coast, cannon beach is you town. With the theme of rustic calm coupled with artistic elegance, the downtown area is both beautiful, and a great place to go to find the perfect gift. With shops dedicated to everything from natural sciences to the local art work, almost anyone can find something to purchase. If you are interested in dining, Cannon Beach provides the greatest array of choices, ranging from local burger and fries pubs, to gourmet French Cuisine. Cannon beach can accommodate whatever you are in the mood for.
If you have no plans of your own, let the local community get you moving. During the summer months Cannon Beach home to many interesting and entertaining programs. If you are interested in being entertained there is the local sand castle building competition, or the Pacific Northwest Kite day. During the fourth of July, join us on the beach for a light show you will never forget. If you are interested in making a difference, the Great Oregon Beach Cleanup is your activity..
In case you have been driving a long way to get here and don't wish to anymore, Cannon Beach provides you with a convenient and ozone friendly source of motivation. Come take advantage of our FREE shuttle service that runs all over downtown Cannon Beach, stopping at all the major destinations. Let the driver do his job, and ride in quiet and comfort, secure in the knowledge that you are doing your part to keep the beach green.