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Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

#1 of 413 in Outdoors in Oregon
Must see · Geologic Formation · Beach
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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  • Haystack Rock is an easy walk from the hotel. We were there each evening for sunset. Plenty of restaurants nearby.  more »
  • So I’m no big fan of the goonies or anything but it was pretty cool to see this big rock. Nice spot.  more »
  • This is a great place with amazing views provided your are going on a sunny day. On a cloudy day this is as good as nothing. If you're visiting here in winter then wear multiple layers otherwise you won't last more than a few minutes on this beach.
  • Is this definitely one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve been to. Is gorgeous, relaxing and the view is heavenly. Water is super cold in my opinion, but I’m also Texan and not used to it.
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