Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

4.8
#1 of 418 in Outdoors in Oregon
Rising 72 m (235 ft) above the Pacific shoreline, Haystack Rock serves as one of the Oregon Coast's most iconic monuments. You can reach the formation, known as a sea stack, at low tide from the beach. It plays home to an array of tide pool-dwelling creatures like crabs, starfish, and anemones. Visit the monolithic rock and the surrounding seaside area and partake of beachfront activities, such as picnicking, kite-flying, and enjoying nature. Bird-watchers should keep an eye out for the great number of species that periodically nest on and near the sea stack. Be sure to check local tide tables to ensure your safety and access to the rock. Plan your visit to Haystack Rock and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cannon Beach attractions planning tool.
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  • I was a little skeptical if haystack rock would be worth our time. Short Answer it’s worth a walk and a quick view. It is a nice spectacle on a well kept up beach. We enjoyed our time there.  more »
  • As a fan of the Goonies, I had to make time during a trip to Portland for a ride out to Cannon Beach to see Haystack Rock. I found a spot in the municipal lot nearby and took the short walk over to.....  more »
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