I love Cannon Beach, Oregon! Yes, we went there last year because its the beach where the movie The Goonies was filmed, but it was so pretty, we had to go back!
We hiked down this little goat path to the beach this year, rather than going a different way. It was quite an adventure, but well worth it! We got there about sunset, and it was just gorgeous. If it was sunny and nice most of the time (unlike the normal Pacific northwest weather), I'd move there in a heartbeat.