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Day Trips

If you have a car and enjoy scenic drives, there are numerous attractions well worth the trip nearby to Cannon Beach. Within an hour north and south there are beautiful sites to see and great adventures to explore.

Take a tour of the Tillamook Cheese Factory to explore cheese production complete with a sample or two! Or why not hike or bike the Discovery Trail on the Long Beach Peninsula, or visit the famous Alligator Man at Marsh's Free Museum.

Whether you are interested in the strange and unusual or the state's deep-rooted logging history there is something for everyone to enjoy on a day trip from Cannon Beach! Check out these and other area attractions on your next trip to Oregon.

Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant

Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant

Check out all things LOGGING at Camp 18 Logging Museum & Restaurant on your way to or from the Oregon Coast.

Camp 18 could easily be your most popular stop on your way to and from the Oregon Coast via State Highway 26 between Portland and Seaside / Cannon Beach. Camp 18 is the result of an enormous effort by Gordon Smith and the late Maurie Clark, both near-legendary figures in the northwest logging scene.

Camp 18 is a log cabin-type structure built by Gordon Smith and friends. Its architecture is authentic in materials and construction techniques and features, for example, an 85-foot ridgepole that`s the largest such piece in the United States and weighs approximately 25 tons. There`s plenty of RV-size parking in the lot.

Location: 42362 Highway 26, Elsie, Oregon 97138
Toll Free: (800) 874-1810
Tillamook Cheese Factory

Tillamook Cheese Factory

Explore the cheese-making process and even try a free sample on an exciting Tillamook Cheese Factory tour. Open daily year-round, hours are as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday
  • Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
Location: 4165 N Hwy 101, Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: 503-815-1300
Discovery Trail - Long Beach Peninsula

Discovery Trail - Long Beach Peninsula

The Discovery Trail on Washington`s Long Beach Peninsula crosses a broad Pacific beach, grassy dunes, seaside forests, and postcard-ready ocean bluffs. It`s a great place to explore for unparalleled and unforgettable views!

You can bike it or walk it, and if you tackle all, or even a portion, of this remarkable mostly paved trail, you`ll be treated to some of the state`s most exhilarating seaside scenery, while enjoying stimulating art and interesting interpretive exhibits along the way.

Location: Ilwaco to Long Beach, Washington
Marsh`s Free Museum

Marsh`s Free Museum

Have you met Jake the Alligator Man? He is one of the many unique items on display in this fun, FREE museum and gift shop. If you are looking for something a little different head north across the Columbia and up the peninsula to the town of Long Beach, Washington.

Jake is just one of the many highlights of an adventure north!

Location: 409 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: (360) 642-2188