Just south of Cannon Beach, this little wayside gives you easy access to the beach and a peek at some interesting history. Imagine travelling by stagecoach along the beach (before the highway was built, the beach was the only way to go). North of the parking area you can still walk along the original trail carved into the point by the stagecoaches. The wayside was named after this trail because it hugs the point. Looking further north, Haystack Rock�one of the most identifiable landmarks along the coastline�is easily visible. Caution to visitors; be aware of the tide! It is possible to become stranded at high tide when exploring the point. Take a look at the stagecoach trail, the view of Haystack Rock and the two caves around the point, but have a plan. Pick up a tide book at one of the local shops: have fun and be safe.

Beautiful but confusing GPS to a trailhead seems mostly beach we almost walked all the way to haystack rock and all the side trails to lookout still didn't seem like 3 miles

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful and easy.

on Hug Point Trail

8 months ago

Nice and quiet. One of the most beautiful places in Seaside.

I'd hardly call it a hike--it's more like an amazing giant park. Went with my fam and another; five grown ups and 6 kids total and had the best time of the fall here in 2013. Oh did I mention it's amazing?

hiking
2 years ago

Really a very nice peaceful flat hike. All sand hiking with our shoes off and getting some beautiful rocky ocean views. Plenty of fun little caves to explore and coves to have a fire in if you care to after. Even a few geocaches nearby.

hiking
2 years ago

Hug Point is a beautiful place to explore and have fun. There are some caves, and waterfall, and good tide-pooling. Very fun for families

hiking
3 years ago

This is place is so beautiful that my wife and I actually got married on the beach here. There are lots of sea stack rocks, tide pools, and some caves that you can explore. Make sure to come at low tide as many areas are inaccessible if the tides are in.