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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%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
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Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Best place to focus and meditate at the ocean. Then walk on the beach and take in the fresh sea air.

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Henrietta, New York
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This may sound a bit new-agey, but seriously: Haystack Rock has a magnetic presence that you can feel, even if you're not looking in its direction. Even driving on the streets of Cannon Beach, you will feel yourself drawn to it whether you're looking for the rock or not. And standing on the beach, looking at it, is nothing short... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The "rock" is right there on the beach and huge. A surprise always awaits you as the tide goes out and the mini aquariums also known as tide pools beckon you to explore. I would wear sandals or tennis shoes so you can stand on the rocks for a better look. Haystack rock is also a nature preserve so please... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Such a magnificent, natural feature of the Oregon Coast It is especially beautiful at sunset. We stayed at a hotel near Haystack Rock and had a beautiful view of it from our balcony. Heaven!

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Yokohama, Japan
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I made a detour in Astoria so that I mayt feed my inner 80's movies geek. It was a hassle. What a hassle! I can't stress that enough. There were various exits alerting to the beach yet there was no way to access said beach. After almost an hour of driving north and then south back north again, I reached... More 

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Saw this on a gloriously sunshiny day. I will never forget how beautiful it was. The sunset there was magic.

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Haystack is an icon on the Oregon Coast. My wife and I were married at a hotel overlooking this majestic beauty - we couldn't imagine being married anywhere else! There are lots of tide pools to explore and sunsets to capture. Haystack is the crown jewel of Cannon Beach, and all of the Oregon Coast as far as I'm concerned!

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As landmark, Haystack Rock is unique and stunning. My friends and I were musing (as we have many times), "how in the world did this rock formation happen?!" It is so large; it has the uncanny ability to make a person feel very small, but in a good way. During the summer, you can see migratory puffins on it (very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just a great view of the ocean and beautiful scenery all around. Couldn't ask for more. As a huge fan of the Goonies, I may appreciate this a little more.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I traveled the Pacific Coast highway 101 in October. While the weather was pleasant, this experience might have been better in warmer weather when you could and would want to enjoy the beach. Haystack Rock is viewable from the highway and is essentially a monolith (much like those elsewhere, especially Sedona, out in the ocean. A drive... More 

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