Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

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#1 of 238 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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  • October 4, 2017
    This is a landmark formation and even more I,pressive close up at low tide. There are some volunteers around the Haystack at low tide to point out interesting things and help identify things.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Go when the tide is out to see all sorts of interesting things in the pools around the rocks. Haystack is amazing to walk up close to. They have guides showing people the types of sea creatures to wat...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Easy to get to--lots of parking and close to highway. Beaches are magnificent. A wonderful photo opp for the rock and huge waves crashing on the rocks. Good for a long beach walk if you want some exer...  more »

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