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Haystack Rock

Address: Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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$100*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and...
97%
Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Owner description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
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Denver
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock in October. Unfortunately, there were "sneaker waves" while we were there and we were not able to explore low tide or tide pools. This rock was also in the "Goonies" movie.

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Portland OR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We spent a couple days in Cannon Beach in early November and were graced with good weather, which encouraged many walks along the beach. Haystack Rock seems to symbolize the town. It's visible and beautiful when driving by or viewing from a distant point down the beach, but even better up close where people linger, visit and look at the... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great walking destination from our hotel with lots of tide pools, birds, and great picture opportunities (especially at sunset).

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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53 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is what the Oregon Coast is all about. Spectacular scenery on a hard sand beach where you can walk or play for miles. In sun or storm this is a great beach to visit year around and at low tide the rocks are wonderful for observing tide pool life. The entire beach is accessible from nearby hotels houses and... More

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Haystack Rock is different by the hour depending on the tides and the weather. Simply breathtaking in every moment. The tidal pools are approachable at low tide. Wear boots or reef shoes. Bring your camera!

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Astoria, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We got there on a weekend at low tide (important). It's a beautiful site, of course, and we could have hung around for hours but the tide started coming back in (funny how that always happens). Some people in red jackets were there to act as monitors and I'm sure glad they were. Some thoughtless teenagers were poking their fingers... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If Cannon Beach is special, that will be Haystack Rock. Like a GEM on the pacific coast long sandy beach. Great for pictures and couple to walk around.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This beach is breathtakingly beautiful. Well worth a visit. Take time for a long walk and be prepared for some wind.

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Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What's more to say? It's a rock! Big, picturesque and you have to take a picture with it in the background whenever visiting Cannon Beach!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

worth the trip. beautiful to just take in the scenery and build a fire after having spent the day around town. bring a camera!

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