If you love to do a little browsing and buying when visiting a new place, you’ll love shopping in Cannon Beach. Downtown Cannon Beach is walker friendly, which makes it easy to poke in and out of shops to your heart’s content. Many of the shops are along Hemlock Street, the main artery through town, but be sure to explore the side streets as well. Cannon Beach shopping offers everything you could want in beach-town shopping. Do you need a surfboard, wetsuit, sand pail or kite for your day at the beach? You’ll find those here, along with anything else you’ll need for outdoor-oriented activities. You’ll find souvenirs galore, including Oregon Coast and Cannon Beach clothing, locally made candy and spirits, toys, gifts, home décor, seashells, coastal artworks and those Japanese glass floats that everyone wants. When you need essentials like groceries, hardware, pet goods, toiletries, prescriptions and the like, of course you’ll find them here too. Since recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, there are dispensaries here too.
Cannon Beach Shopping for Artwork
In addition to its abundance of small-town coastal charm, Cannon Beach has an artsy flair. The town is chock full of art galleries, many of them located along Hemlock Street. A good place to start your Cannon Beach shopping excursion is the Cannon Beach Arts Association and Cannon Beach Gallery, which supports a variety of artists. Then you can branch out to more than a dozen other individually owned galleries featuring paintings, watercolors, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glassworks and repurposed art. Artwork by local artists is one of the best souvenirs you can bring home, and the tax-free shopping in Oregon makes it even better. Cannon Beach’s arts festival and wealth of cultural offerings have earned it the distinction as one of American’s Best 100 Art Towns.