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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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Castle Rock, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The dominant feature along the beach and tide. At low tide it is a showcase of marine animals and plants in vivid displays and variety. Well worth the walk out when the tide is low. At high tide you get wet.

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Vancouver, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great place to hang out and enjoy life. A bit chilly in August but the sand is clean and plenty of wind to fly a kite.

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Always a must see at Cannon Beach is Haystack Rock. Even if you have seen it many times before as I have, it seems that people are always drawn back to the rock. The stroll along the beach is well worth it too.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Walk up to the rock at low tide and look at the sea life in the tide pools. Gorgeous starfish! This lava rock is 200' tall.

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Hawaii
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119 reviews 119 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Do spend time along this beach and enjoy the tide pools when the tide is out. There are interpretive guides available to explain what lives in these pools. A beautiful place for a beach walk and people watching. So entertaining.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

haystack is what makes cannon beach. can walk to it at low tide to see the various life forms from anemones, starfish, crabs, and great beach views all around you

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Denver, CO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Just the sheer size of this landmark is impressive. We could just sit and watch the waves crash around it and the surrounding rocks for hours. We found the tidal pools a bit disappointing. Just saw a couple of starfish, but not much else.

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Northern NJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Liked: ALL; discovery of sea life at low tide. Photo Ops. Learning about prehistoric volcanic rock formations. Disliked: Nothing

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Helena, Montana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a popular attraction for a reason.... It's beautiful, and a wonderful geologic attraction for all ages. I first visited Haystack Rock on a family vacation at age fourteen. Now our family visited altogether, and my children (ages 18, 16 and 11) loved it. The water and beach area are either cold or chilly though, so bring your jackets!... More

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FLORIDA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Huge icon on Canon Beach,you will be bound to see from any of the area vantage points. In and of itself,its a really big rock, as a part of the whole vista,it's only a piece of the grand view.

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