Cannon Beach is the 4th most Instagrammed beach in the world. And of course, many of those photos feature the famous landmark, Haystack Rock. Visitors also come to the beach for whale watching which is sadly not as easy to photograph. For those of you craving an experience that will drop you into one of these photos, there is no other place to stay than Surfsand Resort which overlooks Haystack Rock!

After countless visits to Cannon Beach, I FINALLY have a hotel recommendation. Our stay here, from start to finish was wonderful.

The view of Haystack Rock from Surfsand Resort

We drove to the coast to celebrate Noah going a year without seizures. An achievement that the year before I had wondered if we would ever reach.

Now, you might be thinking, Noah has epilepsy?. Yes, it started 2.5 years ago and has permanently changed all of our lives. There were months I was praying he could just make it 30 days, then it was 3 months, then 6 months, so you can imagine how we felt when he hit a year. It felt like a miracle. I let him invite some friends and headed to the beach for some fun.

Surfsand Resort

During our visit to Cannon Beach, we were hosted by Surfsand Resort. They put us up in a two-bedroom suite. Which is the perfect size for a group of 5 or 6.

Our two-bedroom suite had two bedrooms, one with a king bed, the other with a queen bed, each accessible through its own entrance and with a flat-screen TV.

img 0382The living room had a queen-size sofa/sleeper, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and a little spot with a microwave, snack-size fridge, and coffee maker.

There was only one bathroom, but it was super spacious. It had a large soaking tub, step-in shower, and TV! From our suite, we had a partial ocean view, with a view of Haystack Rock from our large private balcony.

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Surfsand Resort Amenities

This resort was packed with amenities, some of which I found to be incredibly unique. Except for the spa and snack shack, all of the amenities are included for no additional cost. The only thing they are missing that I prefer to have is breakfast included, but they do not have any type of restaurant.Surfsand Resort beach amenities

Beach services: They have a beach attendant who will set up your beach area for you. The resort provides beach chairs, umbrellas, and tables.

When you head down to the beach you check in and let them know what you need. The attendant set up a windbreaker for us as well.

As a single mom, I could have cried, I was so happy about having someone do this for me. Not having to bring this equipment and not having to set it up was such a treat! (Tips are expected.)Best beach blanket

Beach Toys: They provide beach toys, so you do not have to bring your own.

Nightly Beach Bonfire: At night they have a bonfire on the beach with s’mores supplies. You can sit around enjoying the fire making s’mores.

They bring out chairs and even blankets to protect you from the cold! There is no extra cost for this, it’s included. If you do not want to attend the hotel’s community bonfire, you can pay for them to set up a private bonfire for you. Nightly fire on the beach with s'mores at Surfsand Resort

Beach cruiser bikes and helmets: We never took advantage of this, but saw lots of families utilizing the service.

Saturday ice cream social: They have a little cart with Ruby Jewel ice cream. You can pick out what kind of ice cream you want to enjoy. I believe there at least four choices.

Hands-on daily craft projects

Lanterns in every room for nighttime walks down the beach

Indoor year-round pool with toys: The pool is large and there is a nice size hot tub too!

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Fitness Center – They have a small gym. It’s located right above the pool

Board games and DVDs available for checkout: We checked out Apples to Apples, Jenga, and a few DVDs. When you get a DVD they give you a bag of popcorn.

Kid Amenities: The website says they offer kid-sized plush robes, bath toys, and turn-down service. For bedtime snuggling, coastal-themed storybooks are selected for guests by the child’s age.

Sadly, we didn’t experience any of these. When we went Jonah was 11, so maybe all of my kids were too old. It’s possible that I was supposed to request this and just didn’t

Spa – Apparently there is a spa. How could I have missed this? I also missed a beer tasting.

Weekly beach weenie roast – Seasonally on Sundays

Fresh-baked cookies and cold milk every afternoon in the lobby: The cookies were excellent!

Dogs Allowed – Dogs are allowed at this Cannon Beach hotel. Dogs receive a welcome package and they provide a dog bowl in the room.

Snack Shack – They have a snack shack down at the beach. I found this super convenient. They have wine. Need I say more?

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We walked down to the beach for the sunset one night and it was wonderful. The weather had been all over the place and this was the result!img 0535

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Surfsand Resort
148 W Gower
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(855) 632-6744

Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon is a remarkable vacation spot that truly has something for everyone. It offers an incomparable combination of natural wonders, beachfront accommodations, and exhilarating outdoor activities both onsite and nearby.

And the resort’s commitment to providing extraordinary service means they will make sure your stay is always the best it can be. You’ll get a true taste of the classic Northwest Coast experience while here!

If you’re looking for an unforgettable destination, put Cannon Beach at the top of your list. From frolicking at Haystack Rock or getting lost in a vibrant tide pool system to strolling along miles of sandy coastline or browsing through unique shops and eateries—there’s no shortage of fun and exploration! So what are you waiting for? What is your favorite thing to do in Cannon Beach? Let us know your favorite memories on our social media page!

FAQs about Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach

  1. What is Surfsand Resort known for? Surfsand Resort is renowned for its stunning oceanfront location in Cannon Beach, Oregon, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock. It’s a popular destination for families, couples, and individuals seeking a relaxing beach getaway.
  2. What types of accommodations does Surfsand Resort offer? Surfsand Resort provides a variety of accommodations, including oceanfront rooms, suites, and family-friendly options. Guests can choose from a range of room types to suit their preferences and needs.
  3. Are pets allowed at Surfsand Resort? Yes, Surfsand Resort is a pet-friendly establishment. They welcome well-behaved pets in designated rooms, and the resort provides pet amenities to ensure a comfortable stay for both guests and their furry companions.
  4. Is there on-site dining at Surfsand Resort? While Surfsand Resort doesn’t have a full-service restaurant, they offer the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge, located adjacent to the resort. Guests can enjoy delicious meals and drinks with a stunning view of the ocean.
  5. What recreational activities are available at or near Surfsand Resort? Surfsand Resort offers various recreational activities, including beach access, beach bonfires, and a heated saltwater swimming pool. Additionally, the resort is conveniently located near popular attractions, shopping, and dining options in Cannon Beach. 
  6. Does Surfsand Resort host events or weddings? Yes, Surfsand Resort is a popular choice for weddings, conferences, and events. With its scenic backdrop, the resort provides a beautiful setting for special occasions. They offer event planning services to help ensure a memorable experience.
  7. Is there parking available at Surfsand Resort? Yes, Surfsand Resort provides complimentary parking for guests. Whether you’re traveling by car or renting one, you’ll have a convenient place to park during your stay.
  8. Are there any kid-friendly amenities at Surfsand Resort? Surfsand Resort is family-friendly and offers amenities such as a game room and beach toys for children. The resort’s location near the beach provides ample opportunities for family-friendly activities.
  9. Is Wi-Fi available at Surfsand Resort? Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort, allowing guests to stay connected during their stay.
  10. What is the cancellation policy at Surfsand Resort? The cancellation policy may vary depending on the type of reservation and the time of year. It’s advisable to check the resort’s website or contact their reservations team for specific details about cancellation policies.


More on Cannon Beach

Ecola State Park – I cannot recommend stopping by this state park highly enough. The beach there is amazing. Kids can climb around and dig in the sand. Plus, there are interesting sea creatures to be discovered here.

Public Coast Brewing Company is a perfect family-friendly place to eat.

Wayfarer restaurant is a good spot for breakfast but was a bit spendy.

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