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A stream above Hug Point adds to the natural beauty of the location.

hile perfectly suitable for a romantic destination, this beach five miles south of Cannon Beach was named when the beach was used a public highway. At low tide you can walk the original stagecoach road, where wheel ruts can still be seen in the rock. Travelers had to “hug� the point carefully to avoid getting swept off to sea, which is how Hug Point got its name. The area, tucked away in a nook between two bluffs, includes forested picnic areas, a restroom, and a short walkway to the beach.


Arcadia Beach lies just south of the city of Cannon Beach and offers visitors a long stretch of sand and surf.

flat, sandy expanse shaded by a lofty forest grove defines Arcadia Beach. The beach, which sits less than a mile south of Cannon Beach, stretches for more than a mile between two headlands. The area, like many along the North Coast, offers expansive views, and also features ample parking, public restrooms, and a picnic area for a quick road-trip pit stop. About half a mile north during low tide, ambitious beachgoers can walk to Silver Point, named for the color of the spruce trees on the sandstone bluffs.


Our Coast Magazine 2018  
Our Coast Magazine 2018