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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...
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Cannon Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
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Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We are locals and never tire of seeing Haystack Rock. It has a wonderful beach that you can walk on in true "Oregon" fasion!

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There is nowhere like Cannon Beach. Walking on the beach is great, even in the rain. But the highlight is Haystack Rock at low tide. The tide pools are filled with sea life. The 200+ foot tall Haystack Rock is a bird refuge as well and serves as a home for Western Gulls, Tufted Puffins, Pelagic Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

well worth the visit..visited a couple of times over the years. Typical WA/OR weather..expect the water to be cold and the air to be chilly bit the view is beautiful! Go In May and if you are lucky to be there during a storm its spectacular!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Three+ years after I backpacked through parts of WA state (Olympic, Mt. St. Helens and Rainier and the coastline) and being told that if I loved that I’ll love Cannon Beach, we finally made it here. The centerpiece of this beach – Haystack Rock is beautiful. It is majestic. It’s like a Goliath standing in the middle of the ocean... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The geology in this area is really cool! Mother Nature is awesome! We had a great December Day for a visit! We got lucky with the weather!

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Redmond, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Right on Cannon Beach, a great destination on the Oregon Coast. Sanctuary for birds and sea life and a great tide pool! Awesome beach!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Classic beach, with a huge rock in the ocean... what's not to love? This is a Cannon Beach staple! You HAVE to go to Haystack Rock!

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Port Coquitlam
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Go to one of the lookouts and read the stories. Worth the stop. Beautiful view, peaceful, open ocean is hypnotizing.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great landmark with one of the best beach in the US attached. At low tide you can walk out on the rock. Too much wind this weekend.

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Denver
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock in October. Unfortunately, there were "sneaker waves" while we were there and we were not able to explore low tide or tide pools. This rock was also in the "Goonies" movie.

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