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Haystack Rock

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Address: Highway 101, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
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$100*
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Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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Nature at its best

It was a good sunny weather in February when we visited and we had good time. Perfect for one day trip from portland. Finding parking was little difficult

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Subramaniam M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It was a good sunny weather in February when we visited and we had good time. Perfect for one day trip from portland. Finding parking was little difficult

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Renton, Washington
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

And though that may be true, I still never get tired of walking on the beach and watching all the seabirds come and go. The tide-pools are spectacular too, with anemones and even the sea stars are making a comeback -- I saw two and had not seen any for a while.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love having the professionals there to answer questions about the tide pools and aquatic creatures living there. Try to visit at low tide so you can take advantage of this.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love walking on beaches that have loud, thunderous waves and Cannon Beach has it. It was cloudy, moody, and beautiful. Haystack Rock was great to go explore and take pictures multiple times throughout the day to get the view in all different types of lighting.

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Pacific City, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Although it's actually a mile off shore it looks like it right close to the beach. Pacific City's Haystack rock boasts all types of bird roosts, plus several miles of beautiful sandy beaches and whale watching plus the dory boats in the summer and surfers too. This is a great place to people watch and crazy watch as well. You... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

So many tides pools and ocean life. Volunteers out at the rock to give information also. Lots of hand on

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Seattle
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Rain or shine haystack rock is special. Majestic. Dog could run and run. You can help being awed by the rock and the ocean.

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Didsbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

it is a beautiful and amazing sight to see. Cannon Beach is Beautiful. you must see it once in your life. it's breath taking

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First visit as we have recently moved to Portland. Will go again and again, large beach, lots of dogs. Amazing scenery. Lovely walk.

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Bend, Oregon
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A 15 million-year old "basalt rock" created by a volcano that can be approached at low tide with tide pools filled with starfish, mussels and other sea creatures. It is the centerpiece and iconic image of Cannon Beach.

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