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Haystack Rock

Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Beaches
Traveler Description: If you've ever seen a picture of Cannon Beach, it has probably included Haystack Rock, one of the most photographed landmarks on the Oregon coast... more »
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Findlay, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great time to walk on the beach with very soft sand. Very laid back and several people walking dogs, or kids playing in the sand.

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Fair Oaks, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Naturalists on site. Helpful, informative, knowledgable. Best known Cannon Beach feature. Centerpiece of the beach.

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Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My hotel room is right outside of Haystack rock it's certainly an awesome awesome site I was able to sit on the deck and watch it for hours. It is just a wonderful town all together Canon Beach and I recommend it.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just go to cannon beach young will see. Just walking up to it, the wildlife was all over it. What nature does for us!

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Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you go at low tide, you'll see representatives from the Haystack Rock Awareness Program - they love to tell you about the rock, the environs, the animal life, and they're full of entertaining and useful information.

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just a great piece of history and impressive. It is a great place to walk to when the tide is out. They have rangers that hold classes and answer many of the questions you may have. It is great to watch and count all the birds that sleep on the rock. Kids love to play in the water by it... More

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Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews 157 reviews
41 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Cannon Beach and Haystack rock are staples of the Oregon coast. Beach is busy, but not as crowded as beaches up the coast a bit. Plenty of room, and of course this huge rock in/near the water (depending on the tide) Can see lots of tidepool creatures in around the area, and lots of local marine birds. Good in the... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
31 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The best time to go is at low tide so you can see the marine pools and the starfish. Also, you can get closer to Haystack at low tide. Also, at low tide there are people there that you can talk to and ask questions that are knowledgeable. It is a must see in Cannon Beach.

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Albany, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Unusual attractive beach. The haystack and other rock outcroppings are beautiful. A lot of birds and a sanctuary.

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Wasco, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Just a nice walk on the beach! Full of birds and people walking and playing in the surf on an unusually warm summer day!

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