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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. Make Haystack Rock part of your personalized Cannon Beach itinerary using our Cannon Beach holiday planner.
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  • It's a great destination to walk to on the beach. In the summer they quite often have "tidepool exhibits" set up at low tide so kids can see the sea life up close. Fun for adults too. 
  • This huge block of rock is very impressive. The beach is beautiful. The view of the adjacent forest also. I highly recommend to visit during a visit on the this beautiful coast.
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  • Visited Haystack Rock with my kids. The tidal pools are amazing and the view, just wow. Definitely go and maybe stay at Hallmark Inn, have a few spa treatments and enjoy the amazing view.