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Address: Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
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A large stone measuring 235 feet high.

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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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The iconic Oregon Beach photo-op.

This imposing hunk of rock juts out of the seafloor and towers above you. Bring your binoculars. There were two bald eagles sitting still on the very tip top of the rock the day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This imposing hunk of rock juts out of the seafloor and towers above you. Bring your binoculars. There were two bald eagles sitting still on the very tip top of the rock the day we visited. We also got a good view of an oystercatcher. There is only one pair that nests on the rock, so we were lucky to... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have never visited Oregon, like us, you are in for a remarkable treat. We flew in to Portland and stayed overnight at a local hotel. We woke up early to drive to the coast and meander our way down to the middle of the state as we had rented a beach house in the town of Waldport and... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No trip to Cannon Beach is complete without getting up close to Haystack Rock, if possible. As photogenic as it is from a distance, it is compelling up close, especially at low tide.Take binoculars to watch the birds; in summer you can see nesting tufted puffins!

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Haystack Rock is the third largest monolith in the world! And located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really gorgeous beach, especially during low tide. There are tide pools around Haystack Rock where you can find urchins and crabs and the like. There were volunteers there, trying to keep people from trampling wildlife underfoot, and they roped some delicate areas off. Listen to the volunteers and keep off the rocks so there'll be something for future generations to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous place to walk to and spend time at in the winter and in the late spring and summer it's littered with nesting shorebirds!

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A trip to this iconic monolith is a must (especially at low tide) whenever we are in Cannon Beach. From seabirds to tide pools, we always have a wonderful visit and can't wait to get back to experience it all one more time! The walk out to Haystack Rock is basically flat and quite accessible even for those of us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are staying close to Cannon Beach you need to pay a visit to Haystack Rock. It is an amazing natural spectacle and will get some awesome pitctures for sure. Specially during sunrise or sunset!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took pic from hillside ...my husband noted how people looked like dots...to give me s. Ideal of how massive the rock is...my neice is a goonie fan..enjoyed seeing the area of Astoria where the Goonies was filmed...I like astoria ..because kindergarten cop was filmed there

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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While touring Oregon with my dad, he suggested we stop here. He sold it as a big rock in the water, so I wasn't too enthused. But when we got there, man was it a sight to see. Beautiful sandy beach, weather was cool but pretty clouds, and the haystack was massive! We walked and ran the beach with my... More 

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