Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

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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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  • The Pacific Ocean is so different than the Atlantic Ocean. The "rocks" make the ocean so beautiful and this rock is so cool since many birds nest there. It was high tide when we were there so we weren...  more »
  • This has been a dream to see. Truly unbelievable and amazing. 235' of pure beauty sitting among other interesting tocks. Take the time to walk along the beach and get a close view. The rock cropping i...  more »
  • While staying in cannon beach it was a must to walk out to haystack. It's a good spot to take a picture and look around.  more »
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