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Cannon Beach, USA

Cannon beach was discovered in the early 1800s by William Clarke, as part of the Lewis and Clarke expedition to the west coast, and settled shortly after.

The beach quickly because famous for its iconic Haystack Rocks which marked it out as one of the most unusual beaches on the west coast. In 1846, a cannon from the US Navy schooner Shark washed ashore just north of Arch Cape, a few miles to the south of the community. The schooner hit land while attempting to cross the Columbia Bar, also known as the "Graveyard of the Pacific." The cannon, rediscovered in 1898, eventually inspired a name change for the growing community.

The town now named as one of the top 100 art towns in Northern America and is now home to a plethora of pretty Victorian cottages turned art galleries, museums and an ideal hiking destination.

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    • Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach

      Ocean Lodge

      First Class

      Just steps away from the iconic Haystack Rock in a privileged oceanfront setting at the south end of Cannon Beach, the Ocean Lodge is reminiscent of a 1940s-style vintage beach resort.