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Address: Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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Description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
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This is an amazing way to look at sea life when the tide is out. There are knowledgeable people there to explain and show you things or answer your questions. You can see the star... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing way to look at sea life when the tide is out. There are knowledgeable people there to explain and show you things or answer your questions. You can see the star fish such lovely colours and lots of other sea life in the pools that are left behind. The bird life there on the rock is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The landmark of Cannon Beach!! Lots of birds around and it made great picture-taking. In the winter they also have puffins.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was surfing along the shore, it was an amazing view. It is also the symbol of cannon beach. Recommend to visit.

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic beach. Awesome rock. Plenty of birds. Visit the Rovk at low yide and you'll likely find local experts on birds and sealife to help ecplore the tide pools. Rockin'!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited this beach right before sunset and it was a picturesque scene. The beach was large and clean and the rocks were worth visiting. Easy to find a public parking spot and walk to Haystack Rock.

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Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's everything you think it will be ... just much bigger! I had seen plenty of photos, but even I was shocked by the size of Haystack Rock. This is a must-see in Oregon!

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beauty everywhere. Stop and smell the ocean air and enjoy your afternoon. We're enjoyin' the good life!!

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Yelm, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Finding beach access with parking was a bit difficult, but worth the effort. Haystack in so much bigger and impressive in person than in the photos I've seen! The beach is large and clean and would be great for a picnic, bike ride, kite flying, etc. The town of Cannon Beach is lovely and quaint like something you'd expect in... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Plan your visit for low tide so you will be able to view the tide pools around Haystack Rock. Very interesting! Lots of birds next on the rock. Volunteers are available with brochures and answers to questions. Definitely worthwhile!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We made it to the Haystack rock right before sunset and there was a crowd waiting to see it. It truly is a nice experience. The sand is really cold and the beach has a different type of vibe, not the typical "bikini" beach vibe. The rock is truly breathtaking and it is a place to relax, take a walk... More 

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