Ecola State Park boasts the classic view of Cannon Beach: Ecola Point! The lookout deck is perched high enough on Tillamook Head to look down the entire coastline, from Chapman point directly under you to Haystack Rock and then all the way towards Arch Cape. Be amazed at the breathtaking beauty of the rugged Oregon coast. Pack a picnic lunch and stay awhile or meander the paved trail to the Terrible Tilly look out. This infamous lighthouse was named such because of the perilous conditions crew worked under as they constructed her out in open ocean.

The trailheads to both the Crescent Beach hike and the hike to Indian Beach can be access from the lookout parking lot.

Know before you go: 

• Enter the park from the north end of Cannon Beach. From 5th Street, head north on Ecola Park Road for 1.5 miles to the fee station. At the fee station, turn left to drop down into the Ecola Point parking lot or venture right and drive two miles to Indian Beach. A $5 day-use permit is required to park in Ecola and permits may be purchased at the fee station at the park’s entrance.

• This park can get very full during the busy summer season, so it’s best to get an early start!

• Elk are often seen in the meadows surrounding the lookout parking lot. Please check out our Elk Wildlife Page for everything you should know about these magnificent locals!


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