Perfectly Situated Between Hug Point
and Oswald West State Parks
The 350-mile Oregon coastline is anything but mundane. Populated by small and mid-size towns that have come to be known for their remote, resort-like atmosphere and their defiant ability to endure Mother Nature's coastal tempests, the Oregon Coast is a world unto itself.
Weather on the Oregon Coast can be variable. Rain however, is a fact of life which supports a lush and fertile ecosystem and maintains a temperate rainforest.
Arch Cape, Oregon (Cannon Beach Park Extension) is the original location where cannons and wreckage were discovered from the USS Shark which sank off the mouth of the Columbia River in 1846, and from which Cannon Beach derives it's name. Two more cannons were recently exposed in February 2008 after a series of winter storms. Arch Cape is also the site of the first Cannon Beach Post Office.
A small residential community perfectly situated among several Oregon State parks, Arch Cape intrigues visitors with its exquisite beauty, coastal surroundings and relaxed semi-remote atmosphere. Approximately 4-miles south of Cannon Beach, Arch Cape has all the benefits of convenience as well as the secluded nature of a coastal retreat. Hikers have a plethora of trails and parks to explore within minutes of Arch Cape. The Oregon Coast Trail passes through Arch Cape providing an easy means for experiencing Oregon's coastline by foot.
Oswald West State Park, just south of the cape, is nestled in a small cove that affords idyllic views of the beach, a comfortable setting for short hikes and is a haven for local surfers.
Hug Point State Park and Arcadia Beach, north of the cape, are favorite locations for learning about Oregon Coast's early history when residents traveled by stagecoach along the beach trail.
Nearby Cannon Beach, well known as a popular art colony and famous for its's awe-inspiring rock monoliths, is a delightful town of nooks and crannies, inviting paths, garden courtyards and laid-back unobtrusive commercial enterprises, all of which seem to feature the weathered facade of cedar and inviting window displays.
Easily Accessible Along Oregon's Scenic Coastal Highway
From Portland Airport / PDX 105 Miles
Take Airport Way to I-205. Go south on I-205 towards Portland for about 2-3 miles. Get on I-84 West towards Portland for about 10 miles. Move to the far left lane. Take I-5 South towards Salem for about 2 miles. Get in the the far left hand lane to exit for Beaverton. Take I-405 towards Beaverton for about half mile. Move to the far right lane. Take Highway 26 West to “Ocean Beaches”. (cont. with directions from Portland Metro Area)
From Coastal Southern Oregon
Travel north on Highway 101 toward Manzanita. Approximately 7 miles north of Manzanita along highway 101 you will enter a tunnel. After departing the tunnel take the first left turn onto Leech Lane and then the second left turn onto Ocean Point Rd.
From Portland Metro Area 90 Miles
Follow Sunset Highway 26 west for about 78 miles to the Highway 101 junction. Arch Cape is approximately 10 miles from this junction. Head south on Highway 101, passing four Cannon Beach exits. Turn right onto Leech Lane then the second left onto Ocean Point Rd. When traveling south on 101, do not enter the tunnel. If you have, you have gone to far. Turn around and make your first left on Leech Lane.
From Seattle 200 Miles
Follow I-5 south to Longview, then drive west, crossing into Oregon via Longview’s Lewis & Clark bridge. Follow Highway 30 west to Astoria and then Highway 101 south to Arch Cape, passing Seaside and Cannon Beach. Turn right onto Leech Lane then the second left onto Ocean Point Rd.