We had an awesome 2 wk.trip mid July to end. Kids are 15 and 17. Weather never got in the way, and was just beautiful most of time. I'm not sure how to go about this report but here it goes-
First 3 nights Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach- Loved 1st floor room for easy in and out access to the beach. Free time we spent reading on porch, walking the beach, and bought a trick kite and frisbee. One day went to Ecola State Pk. and spent hours at Indian beach-tidepooling, climbing rocks on both right and left sides of beach, and helping a man fish? for razor clams. He was so friendly! Key at Ecola, lower tide!
The other day we went to Oswald West St. Pk. and watched surfers, and some tidepooling on right side, with waterfall. We liked the hike down to this beach. Also to Hug point, which kids enjoyed climb to top of small falls best. Lunch this day at market in Manzanita. Awesome homemade enchiladas. Took a quick peek at Nehelam Bay St. Pk. Saw mom deer and fawn.
Cannon beach dinners at Warren Pub (walkable and fine), Lumberyard (s'more skillet desert!) and Irish Table (great atmosphere and food-desserts lacking). Pizza-a-feta for lunch (ok). We also walked around town and most enjoyed the enthusiasm of ancient coin shop owners.
Next stop, Yachats.....