A Moody Elopement at Hug Point Beach, Oregon

Hug Point is an incredible place on the Oregon coast for an elopement. With a huge beach, incredible rock formations, caves formed by the tides, a wide waterfall into the ocean and an old-growth forests surrounding the beach, you get a little bit of everything all in one place. This incredible spot has so much room to explore and find the perfect place to say your vows.

What to know about Eloping at Hug Point Beach

  • High Tide makes the waterfall inaccessible, so you’ll need to plan your day with the tides in mind
  • Eloping at sunrise is best for the least crowds, eloping at sunrise on a weekday is even better
  • There is a small parking lot with a bathroom
  • Hug Point is just south of Cannon Beach, a great place for lodging and food options and a few other awesome locations to include in your day. Here’s a whole guide to eloping at or Near Cannon Beach.
  • Hug Point is only a 45-minute drive from the Portland PDX Airport
  • Currently, you don’t need a permit to elope on Hug Point Beach
  • Hug Point Beach is dog friendly, making the number of reasons to not bring your dog….zero. 😉
  • I personally recommend staying in Manzanita instead of Cannon Beach, it’s less touristy and a sweet little quint town with a couple of great little restaurants and really pretty Airbnbs to rent for your stay

Hug Point Elopement Vendors

Hug Point is close to Portland and Cannon Beach, both chock full of incredible wedding and elopement vendors to choose from. Check out the vendors includes in this styled shoot below:

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  1. […] Hug Point Beach:  This short trail near Tolovana Park leads you to a small waterfall on the beach. It’s less than 15 minutes away from Cannon Beach, so if you’re planning to elope at Cannon Beach, we can stop by Hug Point Trail for more secluded, unique wedding photos.  […]