Hug Point State Recreation Area, located five miles south of Cannon Beach, has geological and historical features, including a seasonal waterfall, an old stagecoach road, and several caves carved into the sandstone cliffs by erosion. The stagecoach road was used by early pioneers, when traveling along the beach was the only way to access coastal towns. At low tide, the ruts from the wagons are still visible in the sandstone rock.
To reach Hug Point, drive 5 miles south of Cannon Beach on Highway 101. Turn right at the sign for Hug Point. A small parking lot, restrooms and picnic tables are available for public use. No fees or passes are needed. This area is best visited at low tide.