The long, sandy shores at Cannon Beach can be a perfect, romantic elopement spot for couples looking for a gorgeous beach destination. This dreamy beach locale has incredible rock formations and sweeping views of the ocean. As one of the prettiest dog-friendly beaches, a Cannon Beach elopement also works well for couples with furry friends.
Plus, Cannon Beach is a short drive from Manzanita, another beautiful beachside spot far less crowded with some amazing spots for photos and accommodation.
Read on for all my best tips on planning the perfect Cannon Beach elopement!
So many people rank Cannon Beach as one of their favorite spots in Oregon, and the beach has built a reputation as a gorgeous spot for photos, relaxation and everything in between. If you’re planning to elope at Cannon Beach, I’ve got some of the best Cannon Beach Elopement locations right here. These locations are close by and we can easily stop at a few throughout the day.
You will need a permit for your Cannon Beach wedding elopement if you plan on having your ceremony on Cannon Beach. To apply for the permit, call the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department at (541) 994-8152.
If you plan to elope at Cannon Beach, expect to spend your day relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery. There are so many ways to enjoy your wedding day on the Oregon coast:
There’s no denying that Cannon Beach can be quite busy and crowded, especially during the summer. That doesn’t mean you have to shelf your plans for a stunning Cannon Beach elopement, though!
Visit the Oregon coastline between June and September for your Cannon Beach wedding elopement for the best weather.
To avoid crowds, plan to elope on a weekday sometime in the early morning. A sunrise elopement makes for gorgeous light and provides enough privacy for an intentional elopement.
Picking the perfect home may be one of the most difficult parts about planning to elope at Cannon Beach. It’s important to find the right place with the right vibe: do you want something coastal, or tucked away in the forest? Private, or floor-to-ceiling windows?
The Oregon coastline has so many gorgeous housing options for your Cannon Beach elopement. Take a look at some of my favorites:
An elopement takes a lot of stress out of your wedding day. But if you plan to elope at Cannon Beach, there are still a few finishing touches you may want to make your wedding day extra special.
Where will you sit down and celebrate your new union? These spots to eat, near Cannon Beach, offer a variety of different options, no matter the vibe you’re going for.
If you plan to elope at Cannon Beach, you may want to rent a car. Fly into Portland International Airport and drive along Highway 26, westbound, to Cannon Beach. It will take you about one and a half hour to get from Portland to Cannon Beach.
A Cannon Beach elopement can be a gorgeous, romantic spot to tie the knot in an intentional, intimate way. This spot is one of my favorite places along the coast, and I can’t wait to help you plan the perfect Cannon Beach elopement. If you’re looking to elope at Cannon Beach (or you want advice about other elopement options in Oregon), shoot me an email and we can talk about it!
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