I'm with Holly on slow travel. My last trip, we didn't venture very far from Cannon Beach. If we had, we would have missed adventures that are right there. This photo of the Tillamook lighthouse was taken from Indian Beach at Ecola State Park, just north of Cannon Beach.
Oswald West State Park is only 10 miles south of Cannon Beach. This photo was taken on the hike toward Short Sand Beach, and the color was not adjusted - the rainforest really looks like that.
In Cannon Beach at low tide, you can walk out to Haystack Rock to explore.
You get to see this:
And that makes me happy.