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Haystack Rock

Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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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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Cumming, Georgia, USA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You must visit haystack rock while in Cannon Beach. There is a very wide beach that is great for a nice stroll, but it can be a bit cold. The immense size of haystack rock is amazing to see.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Haystack Rock is a wonder of nature! Watching the ocean waves crashing around the rocks and seeing the multitude of birds flying around the safe haven area is breath taking. When the tide is low, you can walk nearly to t h e rock. The beach area near the rock is level and easy to walk on. And if... More

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Mosier, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's just great to see it. When the tide is down you get to see about a million starfish! Cannon Beach is the only place I go as an Oregonian

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Minneapolis
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

You're at Cannon Beach, how can you miss Haystack Rock? Go walk on the beach with everyone else, its beautiful!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely walk on the beach from the city of Cannon Beach and the walk was about 1 mile walk. We loved this beach over Seaside Beach. Fun to see the starfish and rocks.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Walking up to this humongous stone pertruding from the water was amazing. The wildlife in the tidal pools was abundant as well as seeing up close all of the birds who make the haystack home. I liked it best when it was misty and foggy for some strange reason. Not so much when it was windy, cold but clear at... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting rock formation just off the beach. Site of the filming of The Goonies movie. Beach is very wide; many families built evening campfires. Very peaceful.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to have a great view of this huge rock from the hotel balcony and visited it several times. Low tide was fun, with everyone exploring the tide pools. When the fog lifts, it is magnificent!

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The tide never got low enough for us to go out to Haystach Rock. Check the tide tables if your time is limited. But just walking this gorgeous beach next to the huge monolith was so cool. I love Cannon Beach and I will return.

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Edmonds, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Spring time is the time to see nesting Puffins, Gulls and Oyster Catchers on the rock. The area around the rock abounds in it's tidal pool.

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