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Haystack Rock

Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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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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Bothell, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Spent almost two hours walking the beach nearby. Every care I ever had was blissfully gone! It was magical!

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It was low tide when I visited so you could go close to the rocks and view starfish and other sea life.

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Vancouver, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We love this place and come back regularly. The beach, the rock, the tidepools; all are great for a family or couple. The sunset when we were there in October was the most beautiful and surreal I've ever experienced as we were on the beach and the colors were reflected in the water at our feet. Then we turned around... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful as usual. We were blessed to be on the beach on a beautiful Pacific NW day. Clean beach and wonderful views.

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Covington, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Almost everyday yup could get up close enough to check out the sea life. Only downfall is there are masses of people

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Huge rock populated with breeding seabirds. like puffins and cormorans. Raiding eagles poach on the nestlings, creating loud havoc. Orange and purple sea anemonies on the rocks below. Great for tide pooling with the family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Love the tidal pools - always plenty of sea life to see and explore. Beautiful little town - very quaint and just a place to really relax.

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Yangshuo County, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If Haystack was not on Cannon Beach, I wouldn't live in Cannon Beach. Next to Haystack is a plethora of tide pools witch are great to explore. I personally don't have anything against Haystack Rock.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you get a chance to hear a presentation or talk to one of the people at the education truck on the beach, you'll find out how many species of birds nest on the rock, and if you're lucky you'll see a nesting puffin - really - colored beak and all - very cool

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It's cool - yes. It's fun to look at and take pictures of, but that's about it. There really isn't anything else to do and it tends to be cold and windy which makes it not that fun. You should see it, but plan to spend 10 minutes & move on.

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