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Cannon Beach makes list of 'World's 50 Best Beaches'

Photo of Cannon beach from KATU's Chris Liedle

CANNON BEACH, Ore. – We all love our Oregon coastline, but one beach destination in particular is getting some international attention.

Cannon Beach made the cut for “The World’s 50 Best Beaches,” a list put together by travel blog FlightNetwork.

The iconic coastal views featuring the towering majesty of Haystack Rock make Cannon Beach a clear choice as an ambassador of Oregon’s beaches. The stunning views also make it arguably one of the best coastal spots for watching sunsets and snapping some photos.

The small town is also replete with fun shops, nearby hiking trails, and annual events like the Corgi Beach Day Meetup or Sandcastle Competition, making it a must-see for anyone visiting the coast for the first time.

While Cannon Beach is rounding out the list at 50th, it is facing stiff competition from tropical oases from around the globe. Still, it’s nice to see our coastline getting the recognition it deserves.

Also featured on the list from the Pacific Northwest - Long Beach in British Columbia, Canada.

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