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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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Media, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews 249 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I can't quite explain it, but in two trips to Cannon Beach I found it to be a supremely peaceful place. There is a large flat beach. And you can wade out pretty far into the water (if you don't mind the cold) and only be knee deep. It seems the light plays a lot of tricks in Cannon beach.... More

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Auburn, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What's not to like about ocean rocks of any kind? The scenery around Haystack Rocks was beautiful and attracts lots of visitors from around the world. We found it to be a great kite-flying spot.

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Hailey, Idaho
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of volunteers to assist you and a mobile interpretive center. They has several telescopes trained on nesting birds and binoculars to use. We missed the puffins by a few weeks but saw a bright orange billed oyster catcher. Sweet

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Seal Beach, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were able to find parking right by the set of stairs that leads you down to the beach right in front of Haystack Rock. It's very impressive and worth a quick stop for pictures.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's a great place to explore tide pools at low tide & view birds (hopefully puffins .. not murres) along the N - NW grassy areas.

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