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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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What a beautiful place to visit! We were pleasantly surprised that we could walk right up to the tide pools. We touched a sea anemone, saw crabs looking for shells, and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Fun place to walk to along the sandy beach. You can find starfish, mussels and plenty of seagulls when the tide is out.

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place to visit! We were pleasantly surprised that we could walk right up to the tide pools. We touched a sea anemone, saw crabs looking for shells, and a beautiful starfish on the side of one rock.

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Coto De Caza, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting! Explore to many cavities of this unusual rock. It lies on a wonderful large flat beach. Best beach in Oregon.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Like tide pools and sheer enjoyment ? Walk towards Haystack Rock . It's a lovely walk , Cannon Beach is super , dog and family friendly . You can not miss it , the icon of the beach . Take photos and hope for a beautiful sunset , the sky is always dramatic no matter what the weather . Have... More 

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Grandview, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went in the fall for our anniversary and enjoyed a day of sunshine amidst days of rain. It is a big beach with very beautiful rocks and the rain doesn't allay the awesome beauty of it. When you’ve had enough of wind and rain stop into the unique shops in Cannon Beach.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is just a cool natural setting to enjoy and the area is wonderful around it and everyone is so friendly and I met people from all over the world to have a chat with - dog friendly like crazy!

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been reading about Cannon Beach prior to our visit to the Oregon Pacific Coast, but nothing describes the view that you encounter once you reach Cannon Beach. It is just amazing. Such a beautiful spot for kids to play and for adult to take beautiful pictures. The Haystack rock is very impressive and as awesome as others describe.

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Chattanooga, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't stay here long - the red-jacketed HRAP/"Friends of haystack rock" were rude and condescending. Drive for 5 more minutes over to Ecola state park if you want to enjoy exploring natural tidepools without a bossy nanny wagging her finger at you.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got down onto the beach and saw Haystack Rock. It's quite cool to see, but to be honest I can't really understand the hype. Perhaps after seeing so much good stuff in Oregon I've started to expect more.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our kids love going to the rock when the tide it out to explore the tide pools. They do such a great job with having people there explaining what everything is and protecting the plants and animals living in the pools.

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