Cannon Beach, Oregon, is right in the Path of Totality, so people will be flocking to this beauty spot. When you’re not watching the solar eclipse (wearing proper safety glasses, of course), turn your gaze on some of the other lovely scenery. Here are a few glimpses of the beauty of Oregon’s most iconic beach.
First, look up! The sun is not the only thing of note: clouds can create a stunning visual on the coast.
Next, take your shoes off. Wade, play in the sand. Get your toes wet.
When the tide is low, the rocks jut out more than at high tide. These are covered in barnacles and other tiny sea creatures.
Even after the sun goes down, Cannon Beach is lively, and people build fires in the sand to light the night. The best way to end the eclipse of the century!
—Laurel Kallenbach, freelancer writer and editor