Continent
North America
Country
Oregon (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Cannon Beach
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

The water is really shallow for a long way out and the waves are small so it is ok for beginners to try kiting in the waves there. During low tide the beach is really good for landkiting.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
June, July, August

The beach is huge! However if there are a lot of people on the beach you should not launch your kite. The sand is really soft further away from the water. Down near the water the sand is really hard packed. On the windier days less people go out onto the beach and it gets perfect for kiting.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
SW, NW
Main Direction:
NW

It can get really windy but usually it is between 10-20 mph.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Portland to Cannon Beach: start out going West on NW Couch St. toward NW 5th Ave. Turn left onto NW 13th Ave. Merge onto US-26 W toward Zoo/Forestry Ctr. Merge onto US-101 S/Oregon Coast Hwy toward Cannon Beach/Tillamook. Turn slight right onto ramp. Turn slight right onto E Sunset Blvd. Turn right onto S Hemlock St. Turn right onto E Jackson St. End at Cannon Beach. Park on the side of the street, but pay attention to the parking signs.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Just make sure the beach doesn't have a lot of people on it and you won't put anyone into danger.

Nightlife

No information