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“Magnificient and majestic”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock
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$129.00*
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Oregon Coast Tour from Portland
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Owner description: A large stone measuring 235 feet high.
Incline Village, Nevada
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Magnificient and majestic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Try and go at low tide, so you can walk out to and around the rock. It is quite an amazing sight, not to mention the entire walk on the beach, serene and splendid

Visited February 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 737 helpful votes
“Beautiful Sea Stack and Amazing Sea Life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Haystack Rock is a large sea stack just off the coast at Cannon Beach and probably one of the most iconic sites in Oregon. We visited Haystack Rock from Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site, which allows free access to the beach and Haystack Rock, about a mile up the beach from the parking area. Several other smaller sea stacks near Haystack Rock are called "The Needles"; i.e., needle in a haystack. The rock is home to a large number of nesting birds, including puffins, cormorants, and lots of sea gulls. To protect these birds, people are not allowed to go up on the rock itself. This prohibition is also to reduce the number of rescues. People would go out to the rock at low tide and get stranded when the tide came back in and they would have to be rescued by the Coast Guard or local authorities. Although you can't go up on the rock itself, the tide pools near the base provide a great opportunity to sea the amazing sea life that lives in the wave-battered tide pools. Ochre sea stars, giant green anemones, and kelp crabs are just a few of the critters you can see in the tide pools. As a warning, the Pacific waters are extremely cold. Walking around the photographing the tide pools is only really feasible during low tide when the water doesn't get much above ankle depth. We wandered around for about an hour and by that time, my feet were getting numb. But it was definitely worth the cold to see all the beautiful and colorful animals in the tide pools and get a closer view of Haystack Rock.

Visited September 2013
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Federal Way, Washington
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480 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Worth walking out to”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you are exploring the Oregon coast, this is a must see. Plan your trip according to the tides, and enjoy some time with the family exploring the tide pools and strolling the beach around Haystack...

Visited February 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun to explore with kids at low tide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

The beach around Haystack Rock is flat and sandy and beautiful. At low tide you can discover all sorts of tide pools and creatures at any time of the year. Very picturesque.

Visited February 2014
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Lexington, South Carolina
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190 reviews
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“Very cool and the starfish are amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

There are many rock formations projecting from the ocean, but Haystack rock is special due to it's size and location. At low tide you are able to walk among the smaller rocks to see a multitude of sea life and the starfish in ALL colors of the rainbow are amazing!! Bring your waders so you can enjoy getting close to them......but don't touch!

Visited November 2013
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